I knew one guy in high school who had a different handshake with every person. While I'm not a huge handshake fan, I am a huge believer in nicknames.
Oh how I absolutely love nicknames. Not only do I love nicknames, but I love giving people nicknames. I'm not exactly sure why, but one thing's for sure--I had a nickname for practically half the band in high school. Maybe it's because it seems more...personal? Or maybe I just like to feel buddy-buddy with everyone...whether I am or not!
Here's a list of some of my favorites that I've given people:
(ten points to the person who can match every nickname with the correct person)
And I also think these are fun nicknames even though I didn't make them up:
(can anyone guess these ones?)
Dave comma Ol
Triangle head (Krista's always especially reverent and respectful of our relatives with this one)
Three nicknames I think are hideously ugly:
Two nicknames I used to hate with a passion:
Susanna (I HATED the song "Oh Susannah!" for at least the first ten years of my life)
Seventeen nicknames I've had:
Suz, Suzy, Susannah Banana, Scuz, Boozy, Soozer, Mini Janel, Soozer Boozer, Miss Suzy, Suzette, I love you Susy!, Eiss, SuzyQ, Scooz, SuSu, Ultra-Righteous, Shazaam!!
Good times, good times. I certainly have had quite a lot of nicknames. Wow. Who'dathunk. These days I am going by Suzy in college, and my roommates always think it's funny and weird when someone from my family or from high school asks for "Suzanne." Ha ha. I think I like Suzy because it's less formal. Although, I still love the name Suzanne and wouldn't ever change it.
Good thing I'm not that attached to my last name. :)