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Do Tell: Nicknames Between You and Your Friends

Pet names or nicknames reveal intimacy and familiarity; special people in our lives frequently find themselves with new and special names, names created and communicated usually and strictly between friends.

Around Valentine's Day, we asked you to share your pet names for your significant others; the answers ranged from the romantic to the purely silly, showing just how inspired, creative and unique this kind of naming can become.

But what about all those silly nicknames we have for our friends? I really can't remember the last time my best friend used my "real" name; unless we're in public, we mostly use any number of goofy little names we've assigned each other over the years.

So, do tell, what pet name do your friends call you by, and what do you call your best friends?


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tayrose tayrose 7 years
My dad calls me T-Rose. My stepdad calls me Peanut or Tray. My mommy calls me Tay. My best friend calls me Potato (long story). My brother calls me Brat or Punk. I've had so many nicknames its unreal: Clutch, Loflola, Little Fry, Goober, Princess, and so many more.
sham28 sham28 9 years
My friends call me Sha, but I have specific nicknames for my three best friends. The girliest I call Princess, the bubbly blonde I call Starburst, and the weirdest one I call Pickle.
gottalovewicked gottalovewicked 9 years
my twin sister calls me melody, only because i love to sing. i call her harmony because of the same reason
lady-T lady-T 10 years
mum calls me cinders after Cinderella cause she used to make me do all the cleaning when i was younger..amongst friends i dont really have a nick name, my name is too short to shorten :/
The-Austin The-Austin 10 years
My friends called me Tomato since they found out I'm easily blushing hard when I'm embarrassed. my bestfriends call me "Mom" because I always act like I'm the mother hen when we're together (that's what they said, not what I've said) or sometimes they call me Mrs. Austin just to tease me (my husband-to-be last name is Austin) My boyfriend calls me "hippie nerd" or "The Austin". he rarely call me by my real name and everytime he did that it must be when he's talking serious or said I love you :P I called my guy friends Bo which comes from BrOther :D
miss-matilda miss-matilda 10 years
oh and my mom calls me lucy. no its not my name and no one knows why. She hasnt called me my real name in maybe 15 years!
miss-matilda miss-matilda 10 years
I have 43729832 nicknames, some I don't mind sharing.... hill, ant hill, billy, princess(My middle name is princess leia) I call my friend george, georgous My cousin tyler I call goobie. I cant help it! I even wrote it on his present at his wedding!
DivineGigi DivineGigi 10 years
In highschool I was Gigi. I went to french camp and it stuck. Half my friends still call me Gigi. I call my really good friends Pony - Something to do with wanting a pony friend and having my friends say oh I can be like a pony? Unique I'd say. I have more ponies in my life than I ever imagined... Then I went to grad school and everything became about the meta. Instead of names we call each other "friend" or "thing" (my brother calls me sister and I call him brother) Might as well distill it to fundamentals hey? My boyfriend calls me his wuzzah. Think it might be an australian thing.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Most people just call me my real name, but one of my friends an I will always be Kare Bear and Moni Butt to each other.
rcc328 rcc328 10 years
The longest nickname I have is from my cousin, who is also my best friend, she had a hard time saying my name, Renee, so it became Rae, but she's the only one who can call me that. My friends thought it would be funny one day to figure out how to say our names in reverse, and mine stuck, and I've been Eener or Eens ever since.
StefaPie StefaPie 10 years
StefaPie and KristinCakes I have no idea where it comes from.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
With my family I have the nickname Glamour.
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