The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89865 Message #1700788
Posted By: JennieG
23-Mar-06 - 05:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
Subject: RE: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
My uncle's real name was Euston Francis Davis, but his nickname was "Coog" until the day he died in his late 70s, nearly 2 years ago. When he was a small boy Jackie Coogan was a child movie star and my uncle apparently looked like him, so he gained the nickname "Coogan", usually shortened to "Coog".
Many people in the town where he lived never knew his real name - even his sons called him Coog.
It's even on his grave marker.
JennieG who isn't really a nickname person