The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89865   Message #1700190
Posted By: Azizi
22-Mar-06 - 09:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
Subject: RE: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
My sisters and I were responsible for naming one of my maternal uncles "Wo Wo" . His real name was "Wilbur" but we called him "Uncle Woo Woo" I guess because one of us {I won't take the blame} couldn't say "Wilbur".

That nickname stuck and spread,and soon all of our cousins around the same age called him "Uncle Woo Woo".

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I also had a paternal uncle whose nickname was "Willie Dilly".
I suppose that his name was "William" or "Wilbur" or something like that but he was always known as "Uncle Willy Dilly" to my sisters and me.

What his friends called him, I don't know. But I bet it wasn't
"Willie Dilly".