Week 33: Nicknames. What was your childhood nickname, and what was the meaning behind it? You can also discuss the nicknames of other family members, both past and present.
This one is almost a no-brainer. My surname is Dillman. If you didn't guess that my nickname was Dillpickle, there's something wrong.
Of course, all manner of variants of Dillpickle were used at some point. I don't remember it being used after about Jr. High age, though. It was certainly not in use by the end of high school.
Later I was called by a number of variants playing on the initials D. D., such as Diamond Dan or Double-D. Very few people use a nickname with me anymore. I'm not one of those people who goes by "Buddy" or "Chip". I do have an uncle, Clyde, who goes by the nickname "Chub", and has all his life.
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