Monday, January 9, 2017

Nicknames

This is Day 6 of the 2017 edition of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is Nicknames. Please visit the other participants for more stories.       


I love nicknames. It makes me feel loved. It makes me feel less alone in this world. - Ellen Page

I would wager that just about every has had a nickname at one time or other in their lives. Nicknames can be endearing or embarrassing, sweet or mean, depending on who bestowed it and how it is used.


Sophie a.k.a. Soapy, Sophes, Twit
I grew up with several different descriptors attached to me, all of which were used with the utmost affection. Used in this manner, nicknames do make you feel special, like you fill a place that no one else can, which is true.

Even our furry friends have nicknames in addition to the official name of record at the vet. Rosebud was always Rose or Rosie, and Dood's official name was R.P., but he eventually became Doodle, which got shortened to Dood. Missy became Mizzle and then Miz, but I often called her Sweet Pea, and her Daddy called her Pudge.



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12 comments:

  1. Isn't that funny... we have so many nicknames for our pets. I didn't even think about that when I was writing! And of course ALL cats have the nickname "Kitty." :)

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    1. We've had a number of cats over the years and each had multiple nicknames. Sophie does respond to Sophie when I call her.

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  2. really nice and cute pet names, I suppose they respond more to the nickname than their original full name.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Sophie knows and responds to her name, maybe because when I am calling her I only use her real name.

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  3. Doodle - to you it's your cat, to me this is the name of an online tool that lets you find dates when you're a group of people.

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    1. A group dating site. That's new to me, but then I'm neither a group nor needing a date. Until I got to the date part, I was thinking something artsy.

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  4. Ginger is called foxy lady because her coloring makes her look so much like a fox! I remember the nickname your dad called you... I can still see his face smiling on a sunny afternoon. You surely were daddy's girl.

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    1. Hi Ashley, Ginger is cute, and I was definitely Daddy's girl. Miss him bunches. Thanks for dropping by.

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  5. I grew up with nicknames but haven't been called by them in years. All of our family is into calling each other by endearments a lot. There are a lot of honeys and sweeties around here.

    Some names are just meant to be given a nickname. Our daughter is Christina but she was always called Chrissy or Chris. I nearly think if someone called out the name Christina she might think they were talking to someone else.

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    1. I grew up with nicknames, too, although I don't have one now. Only my parents used nicknames for me.

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  6. Nicknames are not just for humans, that's for sure. My last cat was often referred to as "dummy" in an affectionate way. :)

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    1. Yeah, Sophie gets her share of "twit" and the occasional "odd duck". She is quirky, but then she's a tortie.

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