I’ve got a kid complaining to me that the other kids are calling him “buddha”. He shaved his hair off the other week, and from day one, the kids wanted to know how to say ‘buddha’. So I told them.
I reckon nicknames are pretty cool, and I give most a my kids one if an appropriate time and joke pops up. Bit of fun, and the kids like it. I remember when I was a kid, we all had nicknames, man we still do now. All my mates have them, Peka, Dax, Wrecker (footy changerooms gag), Eyeball (the Optometry student), Moose, Fat Arse,… the list could go on. Amos too. It’s very much part of Aussie culture and I’m sure other cultures too. A form of acceptance into a group. That’s my opinion anyway.
I’ve explained to Robin that nicknames are part of life and not necessary a bad thing. And I personally think it’s a pretty good nickname. We’ve got a famous former footballer called Buddha in Melbourne. But if he doesn’t like it, well looks like I’ll have to get the kids to drop it.
What’s the go here, do the Chinese have nicknames? And if he really dislikes it, do you agree that I tell the others to stop? I reckon that’ll be hard. It’s already a pretty solid and humourous gag to the other kids. Ahh