Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title. – Thomas Paine
Nickname, according to Wikipedia (as if nobody knows what it means) has its root from the word ekename, meaning “additional name”. It became corrupted through ages and became what it is today. But I prefer to attribute its origin from the Devil, which the English speaking Europeans also calls “Old Nick”.
Nicknames are given as a term of endearment (as in Mumsy, Siopaw, Lemondrops), because of physical feature or behavioral quirks (like Duling, Balat or Utot), to emphasize who your referring to (as in “Jun Taba” and “Jun Payat”) and to hide your real identity (Batman, Joker, Darna). Like most bloggers, I also adhere to the last description.
NJ of Desert Aquaforce tagged me to do this meme regarding nicknames. So without further ado, here is the list of my other names:
1. Daddy – (in a melodious way with emphasis on “Daah”) what my daughter and wife calls me when they want something from me.
2. Dee – what my daughter and wife calls me when they only want my attention. My wife calls me something else when she’s angry.
3. Bobet or Bet – my family (except my sister) and extended family.
4. Toto – my sister and the only person I allow calling me by that name.
5. Tito – my nephews and nieces.
6. Ed or Mr. Ed – my boss, co-workers and friends here in the Kingdom.
7. Mon – my “barkadas” back home in Pinas.
8. Zaldy – classmates in my college days.
9. Ka Mon – my “barkadas” in my college days. Each of us has a nickname that begins in “Ka” like “Ka Tigas”, “Ka Golem”, “Kamote”.
10. BlogusVox – it’s mock-Latin, Blogus (a conjugation of Blog) meaning denizens of blogosphere and Vox (voice). Literally it means “Bloggers' Voice”.
I’ll refrain muna on tagging anybody. But if you feel like doing it, feel free to grab it.