my dad’s side is rather formal. everyone is referred to as Mr, Ms or Dr.
firstborn, to his utter delight gets the doctor, prefix
we have only polite nicknames if any. someone got called “routine” because he kept saying the word in every sentence.
my ma tried to call someone “beans” because he wanted to eat only beans 3 times a day, seven days a week. but it was vetoed by dad.
on the other hand…
the mil who has for years now been referring to some people as…
2. porulangai urundai
3. rava idli.
4. vadai paithyam (crazy about vadas)
instead of their regular names.
she has non-foodie nicknames like ‘parangal’ (hard rock).
and aavin maama, and kollupai thaadai(chubby cheek) and poo jetty (flowery underwear), and paasi( moss) and naandhan maami (it’s me, maami) and paagal (nutjob) and c by 2 (half crack)
i wonder what nickname i’ll have in her book: i hope it’s going to be kadalai maavu payasam. i hope it’s not c by 4