Originally Posted by wasabi
You can call me Wasabi, Linda, Lynn, but please don't call me late for dinner.
I agree, but don't call me Wasabi, Linda, or Lynn!
In my alter ego life (law enforcement for those that don't know), I am referred to by my surname. That's just how they do things in that world. Now that I think about it, I was called Larson in my youth as I had a friend who's name was Bill (mine as well). I guess Larson was easier then his last name. Shorter, that's for sure.
William is my proper name, but is usually only used in formal circumstances or when I am in trouble (mother or DW). Of the eligible nicknames for William, Bill is what stuck.
Am I concerned that you now know my proper, nick, and surnames? Nah. I live in Minnesota. William Larson and Bill Larson is a name readily available in the phone book; a dime for a baker's dozen. Besides, with my alter ego life, I'm fairly well armed and trained so if you show up on my doorstep, I'm not overly concerned. Maybe I'll have something on the stove or in the oven if you decide to stop by!
"BigDog" originated twofold: first it is a clothing brand that I really like. Second, I'm not quite as tall as a football lineman, but I am built very similarly, and in my youth was graced with the psudoname of Power House.