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ge89 wrote:

I accurried a nickname  in Marine Corp Bootcamp as Mr Mcgoo


Any particular reason ?   Glasses?

 

 

 

 

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I accurried a nickname  in Marine Corp Bootcamp as Mr Mcgoo

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j233183m wrote:

I was given the name Johnny at birth, which was fine until I entered junior high school.  That period of my life was pure H*** as I was pretty much a shy toe-head.  It was with great relief that I went on to High School, only to be dubbed some other colorful names.  My friends called me John.  My not so good friends kept calling me by whatever suited them. 

 

In 1963 I entered the Air Force where I acquired a nickname that would stick with me until my retirement from Metro Transit in 2012.  Jay!

 

So, I've been called the following during various times during my life: Johnny, John, Gofer, Rabbit, **bleep**, JohnL, Jay.

 

When I hooked up with a medical plan after retirement I was back to Johnny, and I've been battling the HMO Gods ever since to just use John on my medical records.  They won't do it because Johnny is on my SSA and Medicare cards.

 

I am not one to run from a fight.  Now, when visiting the clinic I do not answer to Johnny.  Most people at the clinic now call me John, due to the lack of response to Johnny.

 

Some of my friends don't understand, but eventually, they will get it.

 


Wow  this was entertaining!  thanks for sharing!

 

 

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I was given the name Johnny at birth, which was fine until I entered junior high school.  That period of my life was pure H*** as I was pretty much a shy toe-head.  It was with great relief that I went on to High School, only to be dubbed some other colorful names.  My friends called me John.  My not so good friends kept calling me by whatever suited them. 

 

In 1963 I entered the Air Force where I acquired a nickname that would stick with me until my retirement from Metro Transit in 2012.  Jay!

 

So, I've been called the following during various times during my life: Johnny, John, Gofer, Rabbit, **bleep**, JohnL, Jay.

 

When I hooked up with a medical plan after retirement I was back to Johnny, and I've been battling the HMO Gods ever since to just use John on my medical records.  They won't do it because Johnny is on my SSA and Medicare cards.

 

I am not one to run from a fight.  Now, when visiting the clinic I do not answer to Johnny.  Most people at the clinic now call me John, due to the lack of response to Johnny.

 

Some of my friends don't understand, but eventually, they will get it.

 

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MaVolta wrote:

What a fun topic! My mother gave me a very formal name that honored a grandmother and great-grandmother. She then gave me a nickname since she feared someone else in the family might stick me with one she didn't like. When I went to school, I was registered with my formal name, of course, and it stuck all the way through school. Even though I asked my teachers to call me by my nickname, they wouldn't do it, reason being, my nickname was very popular at the time. At least 3 other girls in my class had the same nickname. There was another nickname also popular that at least 3 girls shared. This was a small town, and my graduating class had around 80. 


Thanks for sharing your story.  Sometimes the stories are more entertaining or at leaset as entertaining as the nicknames themselves.  My mom gave us our names and always called us by our actual names...  dad however did not.  Dad loved the army and we were all his little trooplets.. and then he had a special name for each of us..  and we still call each other those names when we want to irritate each other... LOL   My brother recently told my sister to stop calling him "that" since he was now an adult.  I doublt if she will stop LOL

 

 

 

 

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What a fun topic! My mother gave me a very formal name that honored a grandmother and great-grandmother. She then gave me a nickname since she feared someone else in the family might stick me with one she didn't like. When I went to school, I was registered with my formal name, of course, and it stuck all the way through school. Even though I asked my teachers to call me by my nickname, they wouldn't do it, reason being, my nickname was very popular at the time. At least 3 other girls in my class had the same nickname. There was another nickname also popular that at least 3 girls shared. This was a small town, and my graduating class had around 80. 

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retiredtraveler wrote:

Ringo. Used to be a drummer in a blues band in my misspent youth..................


wow    that sounds like fun !

 

 

 

 

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Ringo. Used to be a drummer in a blues band in my misspent youth..................


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WebWiseWoman wrote:

well, heck, might as well share...

 

from about 5th grade, "box car butt"...

 

of course, now thanks to the K fam, that's a compliment; back in the 60s, not so much Smiley Wink

 

oh well, another case of day late...

 

 


"K fam"   Love it ! and the nick name Smiley Happy   

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@nyadrn  I love this thread!  I have many nickname and was talking about it recently.

 

TB my initials as a kid and my friends still call me this.

Teri is actually nickname for Therese

CoachTeri - I coached for many years and the girls still call me this when I see them as well as their parents Smiley Happy

MammaT - I volunteer with high school kids and this is the newest nickname I have been given.

 

Fun seeing others too!

AARPTeri
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