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Nov 4, 2011 10:51 AM

Food related names and nicknames. I'll go first.

Grand daughters name is NOLA. Best friend nick-named Cookie.

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  1. 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)

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    1. re: PaulF

      Impressive, PaulF!

      Only my great grandmother had a food related nickname. We called her Butter Bessie.

      1. re: PaulF

        Sports? How 'bout Jerry Rice and Darryl Strawberry.

          1. re: PaulF

            How about Darryl Dawkins...aka Chocolate Thunder?

      2. Veggo was hijacked by vegetarians. I was here first, that's my real name, and I eat cattle. And it really irks me on Google et al. I wish my mother had trademarked me at birth.

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        1. re: Veggo

          Is that really your real name? That'd be great if you had to write Veggo(TM) on all your papers in school.......

        2. 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.

          1. 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.

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            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              don't harumph alone...I tried posting about food related/themed tattoos some time back and it was yanked..but recently one ran successfully. At the time, I was looking for inspiration.

              1. re: HillJ

                ditto for me on my original thread on some topic getting yanked (i think it was grocery store pet peeves or another oneā€¦) and then a very similar thread from someone else going forward not too long afterwards. oh well.

            2. my great nephew's nickname is "peanut."