A patient of mine christened me with a new nickname today at work: Sugar Booger.
I about died laughing. Then I had a kiss blown at me. It was hilarious to say the least.
Sugar Booger is not in my repertoire of nicknames thus far, in fact, I’d never heard of it before. But now that I’ve been dubbed Sugar Booger, I find I’d like to include it somewhere in my writing. Because, really, how can I not? It’s just too funny!
So that got me thinking over all my writings and I’ve realized, I use nicknames A LOT. Maybe I should tone down the nicknaming a bit, but since I grew up with dozens of nicknames, I guess it just kind of came naturally for my characters. A couple of them even have multiple nicknames, like I did. Although, I didn’t dub them my own nicknames.
So what’s your take on nicknames? Do you have one of your own? Have you nicknamed any of your characters? I’m curious!
“Annabeth: Hey, Seaweed Brain.
Percy: Will you stop calling me that?
Annabeth: You know you love it.”
― Rick Riordan