I was named after my moms favorite Aunt Jessie. Unfortunately for me Jessica was the most popular name for girls in the 80's. In my kindergarten class I was one of 5 other Jessica's. So in order to be able to tell myself apart from all the other millions of Jessica's I took on a nickname. More accurately my mom gave me the nickname of her aunt. So for a while in school I was known as Jessie.
As I got older I took on more nicknames. Most of my elementary years my sister called me Jupiter Butt. Anyone who knows me knows that I never had a huge butt but since my sister didn't have one at all she thought mine was as big as Jupiter. Friends in school stopped calling me Jessie and stuck to just Jess. During the 80's my Aunt Pat always called me Jessie Sue and I have no idea where the Sue came from because it is not my middle name.
In middle school we moved from a small town to the capital city of our state which meant even more Jessica's because their were more people and most of them went by Jess. This created a problem when walking through the halls so my my best friend "B" started calling me "J". Soon my other friends picked up on it and for a while it was nice because I knew when someone was calling me. Around this same time I was given the book Little Women which I fell in love with and read about three times that year. After watching one of the movies with my sister she decided that I was just like Josephine and that became my new name at home. Of course Josephine was a bit long when Steph wanted to yell at me so it was eventually shortened to Jo. Those two names followed me through the rest of my school years. Well those and klutz.
While I was going to College I lived with my Aunt Pat and one day out of the blue she started calling me Jeznik. Of course my Uncle Ed picked up on this and they both still call me this. It was also during this time that everyone else in my life went back to calling me Jess, except my sister who still calls me Jo.
For the past nine years I have lived with the three nicknames of Jo (my favorite), Jess, and Jeznick. Then a few weeks ago my awesome friend Carrie gave me a new nickname. Well really it's two because the original name can be shortened and she has. The shortened nickname is BJ, now all you dirty people get your heads out of the gutters it doesn't stand for that.
So I have two questions for all of you.
1. What is the full nickname Carrie has given me?
2. Do you have a cool nickname?