Fox. Alex calls me this completely, to the purpose that Toby, when he was little, truly thought it was my title. (“What’s Daddy’s title?” Alex. “What’s Mommy’s title?” Fox.)
A couple of years in the past, Alex even gave me a necklace that mentioned “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 lately requested we name him “Trax.”
Isn’t it wonderful how a lot nicknames can stick? My male cousins, who’re of their thirties, are STILL often known as “Bear” and “Squirmy” by the complete household.
And need to hear a comic story? My aunt’s actual title is Rachel Penelope Goddard, however for nearly her whole life she has been often known as “Lulu” as a result of as a toddler, she all the time wanted to go to the toilet (or “bathroom”) at inopportune occasions, 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 need to hear…
(Picture by J Danielle Wehunt/Stocksy.)