When I was 5, my cousin started calling me “Mibu.” My siblings and other cousins followed suit. And then my aunts, uncles and parents did, too.
To this day, my family still calls me “Mibu,” and I still answer to it. My cousin has no idea what prompted the name. We just know that it stuck.
If you have bizarre pet name (and can remember its origin story), please tell us about it in the form below.
We’re collecting some of the strangest terms of endearment for a special Valentine’s Day project about language and love. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. P.S.T. on Thursday, Jan. 19.