I was called Hogshead in middle school. More accurately, hos-sheed. Flattering isn't it? I had thought this was how to pronounce the word in seventh grade, and my friends didn't every let me forget it. (It was all in fun--that'll teach me to pronounce words correctly...)
My sister works as a nurse in an elderly care facility. She told me of a woman whose nickname is Twink. She didn't ask the story behind that, but my writer's mind is going to town on some ideas.
What are some things in your life that have names that stick? Do you have one of those names? Isn't it funny how each name, or nickname, has a story behind it?