Food related names and nicknames. I'll go first.
Grand daughters name is NOLA. Best friend nick-named Cookie.
Here are some sports related food nicknames:
Cookie Gilchrist (an old time football player)
Bob Love the basketball player was called "Butterbean"
Kobe Bryant's dad, Joe Bryant, was known as "Jellybean"
The Angels used to have an outfielder named "Chili" Davis
Walter Payton = Sweetness (football)
William (The Refrigerator) Perry (football)
Coco Crisp (baseball)
Cedric (Cornbread) Maxwell
Jim "Catfish" Hunter (baseball)
O.J. Simpson (Juice)
Ty Cobb was "The Georgia Peach"
Football coach Bill Parcells was known as "The Tuna" or "The Big Tuna"
Baseball Hall of Famer "Pie" Traynor
Jason Williams is called "White Chocolate"
Earl Manigault was "The Goat" (probably not for food reasons, though)
My grandfather always called me pumpkin, which morphed into Kin, and then Kinny. My mother is still more likely to address me with one of those three nicknames than the one she chose for me, though she's the only one who still uses it. I suppose it's true what they say, that your mother will always see you as her (very, very, very fat) baby.
interesting. i started the exact same thread last year and the Mods yanked it, claiming it had nothing to do with the perpetuation of finding and enjoying good Chow. harumph.
apparently when i was about 2 years old a man in our apartment building asked me my name in the elevator, and for some bizarre reason i told him it was Marnie Meatball. my given name isn't Marnie, and no one has any idea where i came up with it, but it stuck. my parents called me Meatball for years, which didn't sit too well with me in my vegetarian days ;)
and i call my sister's dog Cookie even though her name is Sadie, because she's black & white and reminds me of an Oreo.