Topic: Do you have a nickname or pet name given to you by someone else? What is it and why were you given it? Or, have you given someone else a nickname that stuck What is it and how did they earn it?
Ah... Finally... I can share the meaning of my nickname and the ones I've given to others except for one person's own which I won't share yet 🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣. I'm very good with giving nicknames, they just come naturally to me. I am very good at observing and also linking things up.
So, my nickname came about from my brother's private tutor back then. He was taking my brother Chemistry and there was this day he came around in the evening and they were talking about the 20 elements in Chemistry; Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon and the likes. My brother's name is Babatunde and in his effort to make it sink in more he called my brother "Babatundium". I was passing that time and I felt, Nah, this doesn't sound tush and I asked him what about "Olawalium" since my name is Olawale and he said, that's it! That's how the nickname stuck and I've been using this nickname since I was in Primary School. Since some of the 20 elements end with "ium" "Olawal" from "Olawale" got added to get "Olawalium".
Most people don't even know my real name anymore because I get introduced a lot by Olawalium. All through my secondary school, I was called "Olawalium" even during my University days. I became an instant celebrity because most people love the nickname and some told me it sounded foreign.
Oh...speaking of foreign... This nickname has travelled to places I've not even stepped yet 🤣😂. Some people found it long though so they stick to Ola which is also fine by me because it resonates with my name and nickname at the same time.
I had to find a meaning to it because, in my university days, I was known for love. I always speak about love and relationship generally. Someone asked me what the meaning of Olawalium is and in that instant, I told him it's a chemical - a love portion since I mostly speak about love and relationship. After he left, I felt the need to include it in my write-ups then and give a more detailed meaning to it so I wouldn't have to go into lengthy explanations as to how the nickname came about. I simply say Olawalium is a chemical content in human form. You have been advised to take a dose of Olawalium every day; doctor's order. So, that's how I came about my nickname from my brother's Chemistry teacher.
I was working in another state in a steel company when I met this wonderful young lady. Her name is Bisola and everyone calls her by that name. I've shared the story before of how I dated her and another person in the same area then which changed my perspective on never trying anything of such again. Her name is Bisola Bello and I was dating her. I don't like calling people their common name that much. I like being different and I started calling her "Double Bee". That name stuck with her and even her family members called her that. The other lady, I gave her Triple T since most of her names started with "T" but she dumped the name after we broke up my cousin used to call her that even after the whole issue crashed but Double Bee still uses her name till today.
Double Bee in 2012.
Triple Tee also in 2012.
I don't like calling people by their usual names. It's either I call them by a short version of any of their names or I call them by their native name or give them a nickname. I have to say I have been doing well in that department hahaha and I've even lost count on so many others.
I have this childhood friend that everyone calls scary. I call him scary too but I love being distinct so I changed it to spooky for him. It was the event that happened when we were in University that made everyone call him scary. We were at our department and we were in the queue. You know how ladies can be, using their charm of cuteness and smile to move into the queue without going to the back to the queue. So many ladies have been doing it and this particular lady decided to try the wrong person which is my childhood friend. As she moved closer to him before she could even utter a word my friend said "Don't even think about it" with a stern face. A lot of us burst out into laughter even with shocked faces and the lady carefully walked back to the end of the queue. We got back to the hostel and gave him the name "Scary".
Scary/Spooky... His recent picture.
Let me draw the curtains right here...
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Olawalium; (Love's chemical content, in human form). Take a dose today: doctor's order.