I guess I could answer my own thread here....
I have a few nicknames. Most are common, just shortened versions of my name like Leigh or Lee Lee.
One of my long time friends calls me either Leigh, Wee, or Wee Wee. This comes from a silly teenage day when we were out somewhere and, you can probably guess, I had to go!
That would be the one that has stuck the longest!
One of the youth ministers at my church nicknamed me Marcia way back when too. It was around the time that the Brady Bunch Movie had come out. I'm not blond, but I did have very long straight hair. Plus I was only one of 2 white teens in the church. No lie. He was awful with names, still is actually, so most of us got nicknames. He could remember those strangely enough!
My last notable nickname came from a professor in college. He looked like Albert Einstein and had the funniest personality. He called me Michelobe, based off my maiden name. We called him Hazelnut. He even had that on his lab coat! He dubbed my best friend Zitz (also a spin from her last name). Other students were Mama and Banal. None of the names were given for offensive reasons. Most had some reason. I think it helped him remember us. One of my friends had him the year after us. Her initials were KK and she liked to write her name on her papers as K. K_____. So he called her either KK, or he'd get a goofy look in his eyes (similar to that wild cat eye look!) and repeat KK over and over again about oh 15 times in a silly cartoon voice! I know everyone in his classes knew that was just his way, but I always worried someone would overhear and think he was referring to a certain organization! Which he was most certainly not
doing! (If my adding this part offends anyone, please PM me and I will edit it!)