Could be yours, or an other's: must be someone you know, must be a name you call(ed) them on the reg.
  1. Chunks
    Was once friends with a guy called BJ, who we called Chunks. I never really knew why. Thinking back on that, it's not an overly pleasant nickname!
  2. My cousin Jennifer gave out the weirdest nicknames. My brothers were taco and oatmeal, my sister was Pammy sue Mountain Dew and I was Chrissy Cheese. Perhaps this is why I have such a fondness for the yummy stuff!😬🙃
    Suggested by @marginally_amazing
  3. Footsie
    There was a weird, drunk, incident when I was a teenager and slept over at my pals, top and tail, and I woke up to her clutching my foot.
    Suggested by @alanarogerrrrs
  4. My daughter Brittnie was tiny, and we called her Itty Bitty Britty and Itsy Bitsy Britsey♥️
    Suggested by @cvlop61
  5. Jillybean
    My childhood best friend's name is Jillian and I've always called her Jilly and then it morphed into Jillybean
    Suggested by @nantea
  6. Jumanji / Jujube
    My cousin's name is Jules and I took care of him the summer he was six and started calling him these. He's thirteen now and these have still stuck.
    Suggested by @nantea
  7. Gecko: Hmm. I never thought of my nickname as weird. I like it and think it's endearing, but maybe it is weird?! 🤔 My cousin has always called me Gecko (since we were kids). Yeah maybe when a 38 yo calls her 37 yo cousin Geck in public it's a bit strange!!
  8. 203
    This is ridiculous but my family went on a cruise one summer and my mom did this strength analysis test and this was the number of pounds she could press. My dad was so impressed that he started calling her 203 instead of Stephanie (also they rhyme, so he made a cringey rap up too! 🙈)
    Suggested by @nantea
  9. Biscuit
    Because his last name was Bissett (pronounced like biscuit). Also Mumbles because he mumbled. Both endearing, he's my best mate.
    Suggested by @BWN_7
  10. CUSH
    My grandma called me this all the time because I was such a fat baby.
    Suggested by @jennifergster
    When my ex thought I was acting like my mother. But I thought it was hilarious so I didn't mind.
    Suggested by @jennifergster
  12. Annamal
    My best friend's college boyfriend called me this and it stuck even after she broke up with him
    Suggested by @nantea
  13. Kstone
    I cruelly named my best friend who got a Kidney Stone, Kstone, and I got a lot of people to join in. Even the guys who worked at the sandwich shop we went into a lot. AND SINCE THEN I've gotten 5 kidney stones no lie (which are usually only supposed to happen to older men) so karma hit me hard and I totally deserve every single one of them.
    Suggested by @ErinFlaherty
  14. Lizarazu
    Name of a famous french footballer and one of my first and biggest crush. I realized tho that our love wasn't possible cause i can't marry him and become Lisa Lizarazu. That's ridiculous. Anyway only my cousin Stephanie called me that sometimes and still do especially to ask me what's wrong (I noticed she does that haha)
    Suggested by @Lisa_Fav
  15. Poogens
    My dad made up a nickname for Boogie... my nickname. Better than "Stink."
    Suggested by @Boogie
  16. JD
    I met this guys names Dave while doing a shoot in Jamaica. He is not from Jamaica. He was working on the shoot so I had him in my phone as Jamaica Dave. But then we became good friends and I still referee to him as Jamaica Dave. Now, when he calls me and leaves a voicemail he says: Hey it's JD! But I don't get it. He's never had to refer to himself as Jamaica Dave. Also, when I tell my friends about him and they finally meet him, they are always confused. He does not look Jamaican.
    Suggested by @seblefebvre
  17. Cipolina. My niece's nickname. My brother started calling her that while she was in the womb. It's from Breaking Away ( He's a cyclist and a nerd)
    Suggested by @DavidT66
  18. Weed. When I was in college a friend of mine in Minneapolis was called Weed. All his family and everyone we knew called him Weed. Supposedly his grandfather said he was growing like a Weed and it followed him his whole life. He was 6'4" and rail thin.
    Suggested by @DavidT66
  19. Evis
    I had a friend in junior high that called me Evis because we heard someone say "Evan" over the school intercom and thought they said "Evis." Then she just started calling me that, and a few other friends joined in. Haven't been called it in years though.
    Suggested by @sarahmccoy
  20. Kiosk
    This one was for someone I worked with. We called him by his last name (Koek) because 3 people on staff had the same first name as him. Then one day one of us accidentally said Kiosk (like a mall kiosk) instead of Koek, and we thought it was funny so we switched between Koek and Kiosk from then on out. He was cool with it.
    Suggested by @sarahmccoy
  21. Boinah and Beko (Boy-nah and Bee-cko)
    Nicknames Jeremy and I had. He grew up having his bc of the neighborhood boys and when I came along he gave me one. We'll still address each other this way in the midst of endearment.
    Suggested by @nikkilounoel
  22. Waddy
    For many years I was called this to the extent some people only knew me as it and still a cohort of people use it 20+ years on from when it started. Why I am called it is lost in time and space.
    Suggested by @Waddy
  23. Mochila
    It means backpack in Spanish. My old coworkers would call me this since I'm small enough to fit on someone's back like a backpack. Years later and I still have good friends calling me this.
    Suggested by @michellejennifer
  24. Scooter Pooter
    My softball nickname my dad gave me because I farted when I ran the bases.
    Suggested by @nikkidunagan
  25. Toby
    After watching Sweeny Todd, a friend and I started imitating Johnny Depp calling "Tobyyyy Tobyyy!" And then we called each other Toby for a year. I haven't seen him in years but I would call him Toby if I saw him today.
    Suggested by @solena
  26. Piff - I have 2 older brothers and we always take the piss out of each other ... especially when we were younger. I'm originally from Luxembourg 🇱🇺 but we don't speak the language as we grew up abroad. When we were kids, my oldest brother found out that the word 'Piff' meant cow shit. He thought it would be funny to start calling me that.
    Since the age of 3, my entire family calls me Piff and niece and nephew all call me Tata Piff. It's always weird to hear them call me Claire..
    Suggested by @cmschoder