I know you guys are going to go all in for this.
Give all your characters and their various nicknames. Tell me who gave them the nickname, why the nickname, and whether they like it or not.
I actually don’t reveal or give my characters nicknames all that often
Here's some of mine
Nickname: Pinny, poocha, pinti-pinti
The first one is from her friend, Aln. He started it. He’s always nicknaming his friends. Poocha is from her parents. It’s a common name of endearment for children. Similar to “sweetie” or “honey” in our world. Pinti-pinti is a joke nickname from Aln and Kirlan because Pinti’s name means “the sound of rain” literally taken from the onomatopoeia of the sound of rain in her race’s language.
She doesn’t like pinti-pinti, but the rest are fine.
Nickname: Keer, daffodil. Aln started “Keer” and now all his friends call him Keer. He likes this nickname. As for “daffodil” it is a Universal word that sounds like a word in his native language that means “tiny” or “short” and Kirlan used to be a lot shorter than Pinti. She used to tease him about it and call him “daffodil”. He doesn’t like it.
Nickname: Cherry. Aln gave her this nickname which she says she hates, but she actually likes it and is embarrassed to admit.
Now do some of yours’ I might come back and add to my list.