Fox. Alex calls me this completely, to the purpose that Toby, when he was little, really thought it was my identify. (“What’s Daddy’s identify?” Alex. “What’s Mommy’s identify?” Fox.)
Just a few years in the past, Alex even gave me a necklace that stated “Bunny” (him) on one facet and “Fox” (me) on the opposite.
Seven-year-old Anton is “Tony” and “Bony” and “Emperor Bombonicus.” Eleven-year-old Toby is “Tubby” and “Tubalicious” and “Tubby Wubby Was a Bear,” though he not too long ago requested we name him “Trax.”
Isn’t it superb how a lot nicknames can stick? My male cousins, who’re of their thirties, are STILL generally known as “Bear” and “Squirmy” by your entire household.
And wish to hear a shaggy dog story? My aunt’s actual identify is Rachel Penelope Goddard, however for nearly her whole life she has been generally known as “Lulu” as a result of as a baby, she all the time wanted to go to the toilet (or “lavatory”) at inopportune instances, like after they had simply boarded on a ferry or have been in the midst of a grocery retailer. Bathroom-loo = LULU!
What are your nicknames? What do you name your family members? I wish to hear…
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