For a couple of years I was called So-So. I don’t recall why exactly – but it was based off this cartoon that was popular for a while when I was young. I was only 8 or so, so I don’t believe it was because of any indecisiveness on my part (oh – but look – there is a “so, so” in this sentence! Maybe the nickname came from an over use of “so”?)
When I was 10 or so – not sure, my brothers called me “Little Old Lady” – because I would always sit with the grownups and listen to them talk. My daughter has always done the same thing – she’s never far away from the grown-ups.
“Doc” is an easy one – I was a Navy Combat Medic stationed with Marines. I liked this nickname – lots 🙂 But every Navy Corpsman stationed with the Marines was called Doc.
“Bob” – I have no idea where this one came from. My name is Robert, and I have almost always gone by “Rob”. Someone misunderstood me once I joined the Navy. Even though I moved to four or five bases, everyone called me Bob. I have no idea why. When I met my ex-wife, people knew me as Bob, and so did she. Two years later when we got married, I was “Bob” still. It took her a few years to start calling me Rob.
“Robby” – my childhood name. Of course my parents never called me anything else, and when I talk to my brothers, I am Robby.
I’ve been called a lot of other names over the years, but these are the only ones that ever stuck (thankfully). How about you? Got a nickname hidden somewhere? If so, how did you get it?