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Throwback Thursday: What Was Your Childhood Nickname?

Some days back, I went out with a friend and we were in a public place when out of nowhere, someone screamed ‘Fanta!’ Apparently, the person was calling a lady standing beside us!

She turned around and saw her childhood friend waving frantically at her, who eventually ran up and gave her a big hug. The lady’s name is Fatima and she is very fair… Lol

I’m sure many of us have had our names twisted into really funny nicknames when we were kids. Chioma became Chin-Chin, Lola became Lollipop, Chika became Chikito, Bola became Button and much more.

Sometimes the nicknames are coined from our real names, sometimes from our hobbies, sometimes from our tribe. Sometimes kids use it to tease their friends with distinctive parts of their body, like ‘Head Boy‘. I used to have a really slim classmate in school who was called ‘Pencil‘. I’ve heard someone being called ‘Igbo‘ by his Hausa friends…. and the list goes on.

So let’s have a nice Throwback Thursday. What nickname did your friends call you when you were younger? How did they come about that nickname? Do they still call you that name?

Have a fab Thursday!


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    January 8, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    nickname was boii

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    January 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Raypower was mine.
    And still call me dat till now.

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    nilet Asuquo
    January 8, 2015 at 7:31 pm


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    Cosmos Chukwuemeka
    January 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    As a kid i had several nicknames. I was pretty much taller than my mates at the time so some folks called ‘Iroko tree’. In primary sch,this dude started calling me ‘Shovel’ as my lower lip was a bit longer than my upper lips and it became my name throughout my stay in that school. Same happened in school&d nickname was ‘Ete na worldcup’ because of my lips. Some called me ‘Oshofa’ because my shoe size was way beyond my mates at the time.they will tell me that my size no dey many nicknames, mum nicknamed me ‘Cosymoimoi’ because i love to eat ‘moi-moi’ as a uncle still calls me cosmopolitan till date. I have forgotten so many nicknames that i had as a child. Even as an adult,some unscrupulus elements nicknamed Brocos,a short form of ‘Brother Cosmos’,which unfortunately,sound like something below the body region. So that is me.i had a sweet childhood. Stephanie, u nko? What was/were your nickname/s?

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    Joy Eberechi
    January 8, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Nwanyi london

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    foday sadique baio
    January 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    my own childhood name was ”little big

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    January 9, 2015 at 6:53 am

    It was Indian girl

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    kwadwo asare safo
    January 9, 2015 at 7:35 am

    anomaa. a bird I ghanaian language

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    Helena kings
    January 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Aunty ogoo. lol…

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    stephen Tebu
    January 11, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Stevoe for life.

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    January 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Mine was Rasta.I had dat name wayback in primary skuul.Nw i’m in de university buh still frnds n even ma parents do call me by dat name.It came about jux bcuz i neva liked to visit de babbering shop so ma hair was a bit messy at times

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