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Nicknames? Still have them? What Are They?

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Where I play ball I am known as Gotti, my girl friends claims it is childish for a person in their mid twenties to have a nickname particularly one not derived from their real name. She is from a different background than I, she went to private school her whole life and has very few poor family members. Where I was born, lived until 5 y/o and where I play ball at everyone has a nickname. Since I'm both ghetto and half Jamaican nicknames are common and I don't give them a second thought. I wanted some more feedback from other middle class folks. Is Twenty Five too old to have a nickname?
 

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Originally Posted by jpeirpont
Where I play ball I am known as Gotti, my girl friends claims it is childish for a person in their mid twenties to have a nickname particularly one not derived from their real name. She is from a different background than I, she went to private school her whole life and has very few poor family members. Where I was born, lived until 5 y/o and where I play ball at everyone has a nickname. Since I'm both ghetto and half Jamaican nicknames are common and I don't give them a second thought. I wanted some more feedback from other middle class folks. Is Twenty Five too old to have a nickname?

Some of my friends still call me Bubba.
 

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Originally Posted by SField
Some of my friends still call me Bubba.

Are you from the South?
 

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Originally Posted by unjung
Big Boy, Daddy, Master...

He asked for nicknames from your friends, not your 14 year old Thai wife.
 

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My friends still call me 'Moppie'
 

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nootje, sort of evolved from my real name.. noot=nut in dutch, which pretty much fits the description..
 

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Originally Posted by nootje
nootje, sort of evolved from my real name.. noot=nut in dutch, which pretty much fits the description..

Yeah... yeah! We hear you.

noot means nut and -tje, -je means little

So you are a little nut?
 

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Originally Posted by X-It
Yeah... yeah! We hear you.

noot means nut and -tje, -je means little

So you are a little nut?


You live quite close to me, so try me
 

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Bob is usually enough of a nickname that people don't bother. Although, my stats professor seems to enjoy turning it into other names. His current favorite is Bobbilicious, which has transformed into 'Licious. I also had a friend in high school would do the same thing. Bobalopagus was probably one of my favorite creations from her.

No, 25 is not too old for a nickname. Most people wish they could have a cool nickname, and Gotti is nothing to be ashamed of.
 

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A lot of people call me "asshole". Does that count?
 

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Originally Posted by nootje
You live quite close to me, so try me


Nay man! I'm just kidding, joch. I guess you do understand why my friends still call me 'Moppie' huh?


Originally Posted by Francis91
My friends like to call me Franny


It's okay. Better to call you Franny rather than Franky?
 

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