Saturday, December 27, 2008


My 6 yr old grandson has decided he needs a nickname. I think it stems from the fact that we call him "little" and his dad "big".

So on Christmas Day he and I were trying to decide on a nickname that he liked. Needless to say, he didn't like any of mine. My mother-in-law overheard us talking and offered to pass her nickname on to him.

Since she has a really cool and unusual nickname, he was all for it. So now he is known as 'Stutz".

I don't know how my mother-in-law happened to get this nickname, but she has been called that by family and friends her whole life. She did tell me that until she started school she thought that was her name.

Anyway, he will be known as Stutz among his family and friends and he is very happy about it.

I am posting a photo of a Stutz Bearcat which is the car she got her name from.

Do any of you have nicknames? Do you still go by them? Do you know how you came to get them? Share if you like. I don't have a nickname. Growing up with a name like Inge' in the south I kind of wish I did:)


  1. John said...
    Stutz is such a cool nickname :)

    Ah, nicknames... I had tons of them. The first two are in Hockien, a Chinese dialect.

    1. San Tu Boh - translated as Skinny Female Pig, referring to how thin I was last time. Female Pigs or Sows are rarely thin, so the nickname is used to describe someone REALLY thin.

    2. T'ng Ka Bang - translated as Long Legged Mosquito, referring to how tall I was last time. I was the tallest in class, since my puberty came much earlier than many others. Similar to the nickname above, mosquitoes normally have long legs, so long legged mosquito mean someone who REALLY had long legs :)

    3. The Monitor - because I was the class monitor for 6 years consecutively in school.

    4. John Travolta, John Woo, John Belushi, John Thunder, John Bond, etc.

    5. Long John - needless to describe :) and yes, there was a Short John in class too, to differentiate both of us.

    6. Porn Tan - started when my church pastor had a slip of tongue, and instead of pronouncing the Malay word pondan (gays) correctly, it sounded like Porn Tan (Tan is my family surname).

    7. Doctor John - one of my colleagues like to call me that
    Inge' said...
    That is quite a list of nicknames! I am also very thin so I was called several things when I was younger but none were very nice so I don't consider them nicknames in the strictest sense of the word.

    I had to snicker at #6. Do you know who Dr. John is? You should Google him and listen to his song "Right Place". It was very poplar when I was younger.

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