I love nicknames.
My sister and I grew up with nicknames. All my girls have nicknames. Hell, even my animals have nicknames.
Somehow, my orange tabby's name stretched from one to four words. And yes, she only gets all four when she is doing something VERY bad. *laughing*
I've also noticed that when females have longer names, males will shorten the names to sound masculine. I've been "Chrys" forever to my friends. But it was the males who called me that first.
I tend to call my friends "heifer."
Hey! I live in Oklahoma. And I only use it as a term of endearment. Though some don't seem to find it endearing. But it's growing on them. It has to. It's one of the first words out of my mouth. Forget "girlfriend"...use "heifer." It gets their attention faster.
But nicknames are also something very special. People who do NOT know me and try to use "Chrys" receive a blank stare for their efforts. Put in a little time and effort. Start a background with me. THEN, and only then, may use my nickname.
And if you're lucky...I may just call you "heifer."
7 months ago