This post is stolen from Brandy, who won't necessarily appreciate it, as she did once quote, "They say impersonation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I think it's just stealing." I have no problem with stealing.
I love nicknames. I'm not someone with many nicknames, probably in part due to my friendship issues and in part due to the fact that "Amber" is hard to shorten. But I agree with Brandy that there is something about a nickname that makes you feel warm inside.
My first nickname that I remember was from my dad, who called me "angel girl." My mom called me "Birdie." These names still make me feel cozy.
My sister Tara and I called each other "Coocoopapasin" and "Cocoa Butter." I don't remember who was who, but I sure hope I was Butter.
In high school, I was called "Ambo the Female Rambo" by friends. I don't quite remember how this started, but I think it's pretty obvious why, if you've ever seen my bulging physique.
My sister Chris calls me "Ammy," which makes me feel like the loved youngest, which is how I like to feel.
There are three people on the planet who call me "Am," which feels intimate and caring.
Mike calls me all manner of things including prefixes such as "monkey" and suffixes such as "buns," preferably not in that order.
So what is your nickname? What would you secretly like to be called?