Why do people give others nicknames? A nickname is a sign of intimacy, trust, and friendship. That’s why only the people in my life that I am very close to have given me nicknames that have stayed over the years.
My friend Simonette calls me Queen B. I am not quite sure why. I once asked and her answer was Gossip girl. I’m still not sure. I have always thought it’s because I like flashy shiny things and my name is Bianca.
My boss calls me B, and apparently its short for my name.
Research has shown that in nearly all successful marriages, couples have affectionate nicknames for each other. It’s like a private code between them – calling each other Sunshine, Honey, or Sweetness. My husband on the other hand can not decide what he wants to call me. One day it’s Babe, the next he calls me liefie (English translation of the Afrikaans word “liefie”… my love) or feetjie. (English translation of the Afrikaans word “feetjie”… small fairy). What ever his mood will be for the day, that will be my nickname. But they are almost always sweet.