Thursday, October 26, 2006

what's in a name?

Most everyone has nicknames. The wikipedia says they can be short, clever, cute or otherwise substitue for a person's name. I have my fair share of them. The various spelling attempts of Nicky throughout school to try & be cooler, ie: Nikki. Then my failed attempt to go back to Nicole when I first started a 'real job' to sound more 'professional'.

Well - to a small crowd in central NY & Albany, I am known as 'big bird'. I am blessed with this name b/c my little brother ('bird') used to play quarterback on the high school football team. His long passes sometimes would resemble 'flailing ducks' in flight, to which someone cleverly thought to call him 'bird'. My little sister got dubbed the short, cute, and otherwise substitue 'little bird'.

There, now it's been written down. It will go down as 'Cunha folklore'.

Cheers!
big bird
(how professional is that?!)

5 comments:

rae said...

Ahh, I always thought of you as my tribe, now after reading this, you're my flock!

But Justine hates birds; that's why Tom netted the chimney!

Learn something new every day; that's my motto...

niccunha said...

yes, we all know how much Justine hates birds.

I wonder why she likes pengiuns so much...

Jon said...

Ahh yeah thats right the nick name still follows me...I think I am the only kid where the nickname from highschool followed them to college. What can you do. Nicky check your email I need ideas on how to build a huge egg! alright off to class

Jon said...

haha yeah justine's penguine will be something she is talking about 20 years from now...

Anonymous said...

Hey it's me the little bird. Idk how to get my name to show when i comment!
Oh yes Plaxico (aka Tux, he's even got a nickname himself!) will be talked about for many years to come! Very proud of the lil fella! Starting to expand my love for penguins!! Maybe soon into the bird world... ugh idk about that though. They give me the heebie geebies! But i dont mind being called a 'bird', very proud of that one!