Saturday, December 17, 2005

What's your nickname?

Hey ya'll. I was just thinking about my nicknames and decided to give you all a brief history of my nicknames. I have had a few real nicknames in my time. These are names that were widely used for me..not just one or two people. I think a real nickname needs to meet some or all of these requirements. Created by or approved by another person who deems it an appropriate name for you to be labeled with.......it needs to be used by more than your one or two best friends.......it needs to last at least a year.......it can't just be a variation or shortened version of your real name and it can't be your middle name if you go by your middle name.............ok.....so obviously my real name Is Adam Ryan Brown......that name was given to me by my parents......Adam is not a bad name....it's not totally unique but it's not the most commonly used name.......however, when i was little, i was teased a lot....my brother and his friends would call me ADUMB! OR ADAMN!.....OR ..ADUMBO (because i had large ears as a kid....i think my ears are the same size as when i was 5..i just grew into them now.).....anyway, my brother is not that mean anymore and neither are his friends.....Andy is rather soft and docile now that he has a kid.....but back then, i was so fed up with the teasing that i decided to change my name......It happened on the way back home from some family freinds with my family....i was trying to think of a name....first i went through names you would give a pet....my parents didn't like those name....i thought Rex would be cool....glad i didn't go with that.....anyway, Someone (maybe me) though of Scout......i don't know why....it had nothing to do with boy scouts...or girl....i just thought it was nice and no one could make fun of it....so my family and i agreed on Scout as my nickname.....i was probably 8 years old when given this name and it has lasted even well into highschool......everyone would call me Scout...my parents, church family, and some friends....i will even now respond if someone calls me Scout as if it's still my name......i think my Dad and my friend Butch will still sometimes call me Scout...i think it's cool.........
While some were still calling me Scout, I was on a soccer team called the Raiders......i was the youngest and smallest on the team so my team gave me the name Keebler.......I thought this was funny and cool cause i was actually known as something.....my whole team knew me by Keebler....since most of those people went to my school, my normal school friends would call me that......i was Keebler.....this name lasted almost 3 years(6th grade through 8th grade).
then i entered high school......some of my soccer friends would still call me keebler...as well as Guillermo....however some other factors created a change in name...My brother was a Senior when I became a freshman in high school....my brother was very smart and was valedictorian........he was shorter then me and had a rounder head(or his hair made it look so).....anyway, we both played soccer that year......everyone thought they should call me Pinky and Andy was The Brain......this caught on really quickly and it became official....I went all four years in high school being called Pinky. It was funny.....people only knew me as Pinky.......when i became a junior, the freshman and some sophomores had only heard be being refered to as Pinky so they though my real name was Pinky....they never questioned it.....I responeed to pinky just as naturally as Keebler and Scout.......it was funny...occasionally someone would refer to me as my real name and others around me would seriously not know who they were talking about.......people honestly thought my name was Pinky........either that or Mrs. Brown's son....or Kara's brother.....or brother of The Brain........I bet if i were to run into any of those highschool people, they would yell PINKY!!..and then sing the song...pinky and the brain pinky and the brain...one is a genius, the other insane....
Then college time....i didnt' really have a nickname in college...at one point i was known as The Regulator......i don't really think that caught on enough to really be on my list....oh well......
But now, I am Brown Sugar......this name is fun to have....It is obviously because my last name is brown and i'm sweet as sugar....and i love to cook with and eat brown sugar.......this name is impressive to the ladies and makes the men jealous.....although this name is fairly new, i think it will last for a long time.......my closest friends call me Brown Sugar all the time.....more often than Adam......it is spreading to those others in the church as well.....even older (not too old)...people like kris wilson will call me Brown Sugar.....I even have Brown Sugar on two different Softball jerseys....Brown Sugar is definately a real nickname for the list....I wonder how long that will last......Brown Sugar even has nicknames...sometimes it's known as Sugar Brown which is cooler to use in some situations......

What are your nicknames and origins?

11 comments:

andy said...

i was pretty mean to you. sorry.

The Future said...

I still think The Regulator is the best name on the list. That is sooo Alaska 2001. It was pretty big for its time.

I find it hilarious that the teens at church all know you as Brown Sugar. Some might not even know your real name, Scout.

Anonymous said...

why did people call you guillermo? I think we should call you "run-on" or "etcetera" or just "dot dot dot"

I had a lot that spurned from my real name: Jerm, Jermball, JJ, double-J, actionjackson, and such. my bro still calls me jerm. In elementery school i got called Kermit, cuz apparently I looked like kermit the frog..though that didn't last long.

In high school I was action, and that stuck with my high school friends. to my church friends i was just jerm. cept for my guy friends, and we all called each other by our mom's names. so i was nancy. honestly, we really did call each other our moms names on a regular basis. I think I might blog about that. I just wrote a blog but I don't like it.

In college, I didn't have a nickname, until the fateful day we started playing NBA street and I chose "the juice" as the nickname for my created player, and !voila! I am now the Juice. go figure.

Brown Sugar said...

Andy
it's okay...you are not mean anymore..it was just older brother syndrom.

the future (aka zach the future)
i guess the regulator was okay, it came on strong but i dont' know if it lasted long enough to be official...maybe so..

the juice (aka jeremaction jacksemiah)
the juice is cool...jerm doesn't count...neither does jj...but action jackson, jermball, and kermit will do...

hot sexy lady
your new nickname shall be "the bride of brown sugar"

benay said...

I totally forgot we called you Scout. Actually I don't think I ever jumped on that bandwagon. You have always been and will always been Adam to me, buddy.

Heather said...

One of my nicknames in school was "Hedda" and that evolved into "Hedda-Lettuce".

The Future said...

Daisy...

Kara Sheets said...

Adam-Bomb!-
(yes, you failed to mention that one, but I don't think it met all of your "nickname standards") Since you and Andy were Pinky and The Brain, I affectionately was deemed Narf in High School. (It was something the TV Pinky always said when he was frustrated or really happy)That stuck all through High School. Then came Curly Brown, Blockbuster, and KB (all used by the soccer teams) I didn't really have any nicknames through college. Some people would call me Kurah.

Zach says that for some reason people call him "The Man" or they just say "Wow".
(I'll give you one guess to guess who told me to type that)

The Future said...

I have the best nickname ever.

One that you don't know, Brown Sugar... it has yet to be revealed to any of you...

Cherese said...

I am of course hurt that j-rimmy did not mention my nickname for him, but I do believe that he actually hates it when I call him that. Also I'm am quite sure I'm the only one who does:) So it's cool. I had lots of names that were variations of my middle name LaSchae. I got schae-schae and schae-dy and schaedy-lady for years. Matter of fact, until I graduated from high school most of my church members didn't know my real first name. In junior high I was called "graso mono" or "graso" for short by a bunch a jerks. It roughly means grease monkey in spanish. That held strong for both years. But probably the only real nickname I was ever given that stuck was "cheese". I was cheese in high school, I was cheese in college. Brady even called me EZ cheese. I know exactly where the name "cheese" came from and can't blame anyone but myself:)

Jason said...

J-Bird or J-Byrd
This was my callsign/nickname given to me by my roomate, Tanner "Lunatic" Leudecke because my name starts with "J" and I was flying airplanes, like a bird. Well, birds don't fly airplanes, they just fly. I promise it had nothing to do with the old saying "naked as a jay bird."