Since I was a kid, I have this thing to nick name my possession. I will nick name every single thing I find special. From stuffed animals to a (selective) friend, from laptop to cars, even from pillows to a boyfriend. Every boyfriend got a special nick name from me and only me who got to call him that way (and of course with special tone as well) 😉 . Yeah, hard to forget a girlfriend like me when you are loved that way. Lol.
I think I got this habit from my dad. He has special nick names for his daughters, only daughters; me and my little sister. And that nick name stay in the family only. When communicating to outside world, Dad will use our regular name and back home he’ll use the endearment name again. Yet, I guess I expand the habit wider by nick naming all things I find special. 😀
Talking about something fun, there’s something funny about this nick naming. I even still laugh to this day recalling it. Rolling back to when I was single after college, I remember I packed the dashboard and the back of my Hyundai Atoz (call her Lafly) with furry dolls. There were about a dozen and I named each of them. Besides for my own satisfaction, I used the stuffed animals as a preliminary test to my future boyfriend. On a 3rd or 4th date, I’d usually introduced my stuffed animals and how they’re special and unique thus I gave them nick names. Then on the 5th or 6th date, I’d asked test their memory: did they still remember at least 5 names of the dolls or not. Most of them were like giving me that holly-cr*p-I-didn’t-see-this-coming-I-wished-I-paid-more-attention-earlier expression. 😂 IMO if you’re interested to me, you’d be interested to my details and things related to me too. Lol. Darn, it was so much fun! There were only 2 people passed the test and one of them is my hubby now. 😝
Nick naming is fun, it gives that butterflies and special feeling and shows the real bonding is.