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Paula+

Paula+ Report 7 Feb 2013 17:00

At school I was called "Ginger Nut" (Ginger hair)and my friend was called "Fuzzy Wuzzy" (Curly Hair). She came for lunch today and when she was leaving, she said Bye Ginger, see you soon, I replied Bye Fuzzy. I wonder why we got strange looks from passers by. Does anyone else still use their nick name :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 7 Feb 2013 17:04

how bizarre - I was thinking of starting a thread on similar lines only earlier this morning!

I bumped into someone I went to school with the other day (not seen him for many many many years) and he used my nickname.

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 7 Feb 2013 17:24

This topic has just given me and 'im a good laugh. When he was a little one his mum used to make her own toffee and he was always pinching it behind her back. His brothers nicknamed him Toffee. Was called it when he started school. It has stuck to this day not the sweet LOL.
He has always been in the building trade and I still find it hilarious when his old mates ring upto speak to Toffee. He's now 71 and recently in the supermarket we heard someone calling it out to him. :-D :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Feb 2013 17:30

Well our name was Fasey . since discovered tho was FAHSE with umlaats over the a grandad was German but anglicised his name in the early 1900,s as a face saver

All of us suffered with name calling of Face ache Belly ache tooth ache bum ache etc etc , wasnt nice.

I very soon found the way to get back at the bullies though by saying YEH SO WHAT. took the wind right out of their sails cos that wasnt what was expected

Wish I new then tho what i know now of the ancecstry

Sharron

Sharron Report 7 Feb 2013 17:41

There were two Wendys in my class at school. To distinguish them one was Wendy Worms Womb and the other was Wendy Wasp's Willy.

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 7 Feb 2013 17:48

Mine was Guinevere - hence my board name.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 7 Feb 2013 17:56

Sharron - somehow, I daren't ask!

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 7 Feb 2013 18:06

Yep still gets used.......Lolly :-D

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 7 Feb 2013 18:29

I dont get called by my nickname now, but a few years ago I heard someone shouting my old nickname. I ignored it, though I smiled at thinking someone else had the nickname till someone tapped my shoulder - they couldn't remember my real name.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 7 Feb 2013 18:45

Gremlin was mine. Can you believe it. Not James Dean, not luscious lips, not hunky, not sexy - all of which I would have thought very appropriate. No, Gremlin. :-D

Little brother David was nicknamed Terry. His friends at school (Warstones in Wolves) all decided they were surnamed BULL. And then their nicknames became Terry, Orry etc. ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 7 Feb 2013 18:50

Primary school I was Golly on account of my very curly hair
Grammar school - Willy on account of my surname - Williams
My son didn't have a nickname at school but in work he is known as The Ferrett - presumably because he had a ferret [amongst every other animal under the sun]

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 7 Feb 2013 18:52

Warstones? Is that the one in Penn?

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 7 Feb 2013 18:55

It is Penn Errol - I went there once was completely out my depth.

Jane

Jane Report 7 Feb 2013 19:25

I was Tufty or Titch.....Tufty was to do with a blond streak in my hair(not a Mallen Streak),and Titch was the obvious reason :-|
I just get called 'Mother' now :-S :-S

GinN

GinN Report 7 Feb 2013 19:33

Fatty, because I was a tubby child, but that was mainly by the boys. Also, Speccy For Eyes, because of my glasses.
After I left school, I slimmed down, got contact lenses and dyed my hair blonde. Those boys changed their tune then, and how I enjoyed telling where to go!!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 7 Feb 2013 19:35

once an ugly duckling - now a swan :-) :-) :-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 7 Feb 2013 19:46

GiN. I keep mixing you up with GeordiePride. I was thinking of him with dyed blonde hair for a moment :-D ;-)

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 7 Feb 2013 19:50

Kermit...
all through secondary school :-D

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 7 Feb 2013 19:52

My sister used to call me Sanilav, don't ask ;-) :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 7 Feb 2013 19:52

you must be very young :-D :-D :-D