Saturday, November 22, 2008

My New Nickname - Thank you, Marvin Wilson

I've always envied people whose names could easily be turned into nicknames.

The name, Morgan, does not lend itself easily to nicknames. The only one that comes to mind is Morgie, which no one calls me. Sounds kind of like a dog's name. In fact, I called my old dog that, but that's a story for a later date.

Anyway, when circumstances lent me to starting up another blogspot featuring mysteries and mystery authors, the name, Make Mine Mystery, came to my mind for the blogspot.

I invited gun-ho, dedicated bloggers, who know the mystery genre and also the ins and outs of blogging. One of them, whom I'm happy to say accepted my invitation, was Marvin Wilson, a spiritualist author who happens to also write mysteries.

Marvin Wilson of the quick mind nicknamed the Make Mine Mystery blogspot Triple M.
Not only that, he called me Double M.

I like that nickname, so, this blogspot has a new title with my Double M nickname added, thanks to Marvin.

Do any of you have nicknames you like or dislike? Do you nickname things? Or maybe use code words? I invite you to share.


  1. I love cross promo - it's a nice way to help each other out and something else to talk about on our posts!

    I did that with Jean the other day...and will continue to do it with both Jean and Marvin to promote their book tours!

    Nicknames. Er... My husband called me 'Kitz', Marvin calls me Zany Z, Dave calls me Mo Muirnin. I like 'em all. On the other hand, a sleazy ex used to call me 'kitten' and I hated it. It sounded smarmy coming from him.

  2. I don't know if you'd call it a nickname, but I go by unwriter, a handle I picked up over a decade ago to join a writers BBS. Since then I realized my writing is a bit different, not the ordinary cola of writers, but the un cola is not the ordinary cola.

  3. No nickname to share here-but I love the new blog look. Great job!

  4. Thanks, Joyce for the compliment, thanks, Ron for adding, thanks Dana for faithfully following me!


  5. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Hey thanks for the shout out, MM. And that reminds me, I'm supposed to write a post next Tuesday on M3!!

    You're the best. (smile)

  6. Ah, how I wanted a nickname - my mom gave me and my brother, Randy, names that couldn't be played with at all (what can you do with "Gayle" apart from explaining why it's spelled funny). I used to watch my friend Victoria try out Vicki, Vikki, Vickey, Vic...

    Then, when I was a sophomore in high school, my best friend gave us both nicknames and new personaes, based on our last names. My maiden name was Richards, therefore I was Richard. Not just Richard, but Richard Hughes, Langston's little sister. Nevermind that I am so white I'm practically clear. My mother was mortified to see all of my yearbook entries addressed to "Dear Rich", but I loved it. I've never had another nickname, but I had great fun with that one.

  7. My name, Helen, has gotten shortened to Hel by friends. Even named my blog, Straight From Hel. Recently I put it on my business cards.

    It's odd, but I rather like it.

  8. I've had nicknames as long as I can remember and I have nicknames for all my kids.

    I spent most of my life being called Dinks because I was tiny. In high school I was Bones because I'm slender. Now I'm either C or CC.

    Love the new nickname, Morgan.


  9. People tend to want to call me Ruthie, but I've never liked that as a nickname. A friend christened me Roo (like the Winnie the Pooh character) when I was a teenager, which I liked, and it stuck.

  10. Anonymous9:51 AM

    Thanks for checking out The!

    If your bestseller happens, we'll be sure to write some NOssip on you :-)

    Have a great Thanksgiving week!

    The NOssip

  11. Because I'm tall, I've been called a variety of names, but "Skippy" from my childhood stuck as did "Stretch." I'm not really fond of either one. :)


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