When you are born, your parents very often give you a name. Strangely, during your life, everyone has to go and change it for you. Nicknames can be both loving or hateful, obvious or strange. These names very often say more about a person than a conversation with them can.
I've never had many nicknames, but still a few that are worth mentioning.
Mentos - Way back when I was still in primary school, I was very often called Mentos, because I used to have Mentos with me all the time.
Maart - My name is Maartje but I am still very often called Maart. 'Je' is like 'let' in piglet.
Faye - Faye is the name most foreigners find easier to pronounce than Maartje. Faye is the name (Fayestardust) I use for most online communities. It originated from Faye Stardust, which was the first fictional character that I ever created.
I've yet to get a nickname given to my by a lover, which I need to find first.
So, what are your nicknames, where do they come from and what do they mean? If you think this could be a Meme, give me suggestions of how to make it a good one...