Sunday, August 14, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Nicknames

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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