I have a thing for nicknames. I really like the idea of them, regardless of what the person thinks about them.
P3 hated his more than anything I think. He would comment on how mean I was for making up these nicknames and never consulting the person about them.
He would ask: "Did Paul ask to be called Smelly?"
No, but it stuck, so now he has to accept it. I mean, my mom even calls him Smelly.
None of the nicknames I use have a mean connotation to them - they all come from love, I promise.
Yes, even Chunk.
I don't come up with names for everyone - I mean, that would just be excessive, but if I can think of something easier to call you, I will.
I think it all boils down to laziness.