I had several nicknames growing up. The first, Boomer, is from early childhood. I don't know whether my mom or dad started it. I also don't recall how or why it started. What I do know is that my mom still calls me Boomer from time to time. I know she does it to get on my nerves. When she calls me Boomer, I call her by her first name.
In high school, I had a couple of nicknames. The first being Musty. With my real name being Misty, this was the easiest variation. The guys especially liked it. Even though it's not a flattering nickname, I didn't mind. I knew I wasn't literally musty so I learned to deal with it.
Another was Mistro, pronounced like maestro. Angie, a girl I cheered with, came up with this one. I guess you could say it's also a variation of Misty. It stuck all through high school. Girls and guys called me Mistro for at least two or three years. It's always been my favorite nickname.
Cha Cha would be another. It didn't last long, but always makes me cackle when I think of it. If you've seen Grease, you're familiar with Cha Cha. She's the girl Danny took to the dance when he was broken up with Sandy. I reenacted a scene of hers in class one day. This guy, Adam, cracked up and never let me live it down. He was always asking me to do the Cha Cha thing again. It never fails to make me smile when I think about it.
What are your nicknames?
I stole this post idea from Shorty.