Day 10: Nicknames

Some of these are really embarrassing; I have accumulated lots of nicknames over the years and some have dropped off(thank god).

Louby-Lou

My parents had a Watch with Mother video tape and we used to sing along to ‘Here we go Loopy-Lou’; from there my family started calling me Louby-Lou and then it was just Lou.  Everyone would assume my name was Louise as my whole family called me Lou, they still do now.

Walts

My maiden name was Walter and so aside from it always being spelt wrong I was called Walts loads.

Liesel

I don’t really know where this came from; it was at a previous job and Lisa became Leeeeeza which then became Liesel.  Like the bird out of The Sound of Music.

Lips

Oh Lordy this one is embarrassing.  A work colleague started calling me Lisa Lips and it stuck; everyone called me Lips for a very long time.  About a year later I found out Lisa Lips is an adult movie star.

Diesel

This came off the back of Liesel, someone described me as ‘Diesel, just L-shaped’ and I became L-shaped Diesel.  Another work one.

Nigel

Randomly I used to answer the phone and say ‘Good Morning, Lisa speaking’ and lots of people would then call me Nigel.  That one stuck for a long time.

Lizzie

I worked with a dentist when I was 17 who told me on my first day that his previous nurse was called Lizzie and it was too difficult to learn to call me Lisa so he would be calling me Lizzie.  The distant shouts of ‘Liiiizziiieeeeeee’ still haunt me to this day.

Babe

Hubs has always called me Babe, as I have him.  Not really a nickname as such but when he full-names me I know I’m in trouble.

 

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