I'm back with the Monday blog challenge! The lady in charge is Marie at Mom Gets Real. The questions are right here:
And Week 11's prompt is . . .
NICKNAMES YOU HAVE AND WHY!
Oh noes. Now I have to explain all these? ::facepalm::
Ivy: That's basically my name in many places in my normal life, actually, and has been my longest-lasting nickname since high school. My best friend Meghan was a big fan of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony and she decided I should get hooked on the books. For whatever reason she decided we were similar to the twin princesses Ida and Ivy, and both of us still have an e-mail address that incorporates our Xanthian nickname. Princess Ivy had a magical talent that allowed her to enhance people's abilities. Hmm.
SwankiVY: Combining the above "Ivy" with the word "swank," I came up with what would eventually become a commonly used online handle. I used the word "swank" because one of my friends identified it as a style of music in a song I liked, and in 1995 sometime I needed a weird-sounding nickname to put on my SubGenius card.
|If I have to explain "Queen of Budgiland,"|
I will be here all day.
I also have a friend called Victor who sometimes abbreviates "Ivy" to "Vee" or "Little V" (where he is "Big V"). I am vertically challenged and sort of fairylike so I guess it shouldn't surprise anyone that I am also frequently called nicknames that make reference to this; some of the favorites have been Pixie, Tiny, and Sprite. A couple people have jokingly called me Kira before because they think I look like the character from The Dark Crystal, but that one hasn't stuck as a nickname.
|Can't imagine why anyone ever said I looked like a gelfling!|
That's about all the nicknames I can think of!