I love nicknames. I think they are one of the best ways to make a group cohesive. I went out last night for my friend’s 30th birthday and I love this group so much because they are nickname fetishists. Part of the reason I kept my married name is because so many people use it or nickname me around it – LuhFevrah, fever, LaFarge, you give me fever. Last night we had Sausage, Meat Drawer, and Taxi. The meat theme continued as we moved the party to Easy Street where none other than DJ Meaty was pumping out the music.
At the last agency I worked at, everyone in the department had earned a nickname. Ralph who’d puked in someone’s office after a client social, The Dongle Keeper which is too long to explain, Half Empty, and others that played off of names nicely. I think I need to start nicknaming my department.