Nicknames I’ve responded to over the years


One of my oldest cousins on my mom’s side has always called me Honeydew, ever since I was a kiddo. I love this nickname — it’s so cute. When he comments on my FB posts and on the rare occasions that we see each other, he still calls me Honeydew.


One of my best guy friends when I was a freshman and sophomore in high school, who lived down the street from me, who was in my sister’s grade, and also friends with her came up with this nickname for me, somehow… actually, I think he mentioned me in a conversation with another one of my sister’s guy friends and the guy was like “huh, what was her name? Hun-noodles?!” After that, any time they saw me in the hallways they’d shout “HUN-NOODLES!!” it always made me laugh.


K (whom I’ve mentioned in a few of my previous posts) and I were babysitting these two little boys. The older boy, who was maybe 5 or 6 at the time, would ever so gently swipe his hand across our butts whenever he got the chance, lol. Anyways, we were all sitting around the dinner table and he whispered to K, but it was loud enough for me to hear, “what was her name again? Yoshiahahea?” We both laughed, but only caught the Yoshi part. K changed my name in her contacts list in her phone to Yoshi and she called me that for awhile. I think she only stopped because she got a new phone so the nickname got lost with the old one.


I still remember the boy who asked me if he could call me “Nida.” I thought it was fine so him and almost all of my friends in Elementary school (4th-6th gr.) would call me “Nida.” On MySpace, they’d start their comments with “NiDAA!!!”


My dad calls me this…still. And always has. “Sva” means monkey in Khmer. When I was a kid I could never sit still. I was always jumping around (like a monkey). My parents used to tell me I should’ve been a boy, and I would cry, lol.


Ok, only one person in the whole world calls me this but I love it. I met him when I was working at Sonic. I got the job at Sonic because the general manager was one of my dad’s good friends, T. T’s older cousin started working at Sonic as one of the managers. Whenever it was his shift to manage, he’d choose his favorite workers and we’d all smoke a blunt together in the garage or behind the dumpster. One day, we were passing the blunt and he looked at me and told me that when I grow up, I’ll look like Julie Chen (the host of Big Brother)! He never called me anything other than Julie and even now, when he comments on my FB for my birthday or something; he still calls me Julie, lol.

(Challenge #2 / Day #17)

16 thoughts on “Nicknames I’ve responded to over the years

    1. I love being called Honeydew, hehe. 😊

      Aww!! People always want to give me nicknames because they’re intimidated by my first name so maybe you haven’t been given any because your first name is already so wonderful!! πŸ˜„

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  1. When I was teaching in China one of my students insisted on her England name being Honey Pig. I said no, that can’t be your English name. It’s not appropreiate for a teacher to call you Honey or Pig. She said, but pigs are so cute. I said, not in Iowa. In Iowa, they are 250 kilograms of muscle, fat, and mud.

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  2. So many cute nicknames! And they all have some kind of funny or cute story πŸ˜‚ I have a few nick names, but the guys at work just call me Lakey now (my name is Laken). Or Sweet Hot (I spilled a container of sweet hot wing sauce all over myself once. Was not that fun πŸ˜‚).

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      1. Aww thank you! ☺️

        And haha it was a mess! I was even stuck in the same sticky shirt for two hours. I kind of went to open a door, dipped the container, and then found out too late the lid was not on tight πŸ˜…

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    1. I love Honeydew, too haha. I love nicknames. 😊 whenever I meet someone who has a hard time w/ my name, they’ll ask if I have a nickname and I always tell them they can make one for me. πŸ˜†


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