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Thread: Awful Nicknames
February 24th, 2014 02:08 PM #16
Scarlet, but I'm not sure if that's actually because of the awful nn Scar or just that it's NMS to begin with. My niece's given name is Lexi and the thought of "sexy lexi" didn't bother my SIL at all. However, my parents were concerned about it the minute they heard it.... but I'm not sure how I feel about it. If it were me, I'd have given a fuller name so Lexi could pick what kind of nn she actually wanted.
Unfortunately, my own child/ren will probably struggle to keep a healthy weight as my husband and I do (I sure hope not, but sometimes you just have to embrace reality) so we must consider names that could have negative associations regarding weight I've loved the name Tobias for years, and only realized the other day that we may have to deal with the awful nn Tubby Toby should we decide to use it.
Funny thing is that you mentioned "Big Mike"... my DH (Michael) created his own fun nn name for himself because there are just too many "Mike's" in the world and our very Irish last name was difficult to pronounce for his students; plus he is an avid Apple computer lover. He is now known as Big Mac to almost everyone under the age of 18. LOL. It made sense that his students would ask when we were going to have children so they could call them "McNuggets" and after that comment/suggestion as newlyweds, our new puppy was dubbed McNuggie
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February 24th, 2014 04:34 PM #18Junior Member
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Unfortunately nicknames will pop up no matter what you call them, either in fondness or teasing. It's just a fact of life. My name is Julie, and my elder brother was my worst tormentor, leaving me with the moniker 'Ghoulie' for most of my childhood. Jules, Ju, and Red were the other main ones. We teased my little sister Carly by rhyming her name with Harley, which really isn't insulting at all! Kids will be kids.
At the end of the day, pretty well any name you pick will have a nasty association somewhere. Don't let it deter you unless its really obvious.
February 24th, 2014 05:25 PM #20
Beryl could bring about, but you have such a great lighthearted attitude that is quite refreshing! Beryl isn't one you hear too often (where I live at least)... Within the last couple of months, I just discovered the unusual feminization of Basil: Basilea/Basilia. Not sure if the correct pronunciation is BAY-sell-i-ya or Ba-SILLI-a; if the latter, I can only imagine the main nn would be "Silly," which to me, is pretty amusing!
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February 24th, 2014 08:32 PM #22Senior Member
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