Does it lessen my heterosexuality if my night includes watching ANTM and then Glee? Maybe I don't want anyone to answer that. ANYWAY. I have to watch this season of ANTM because in the preview, one girl said "...I was born with a bloody eye. My nickname growing up was 'bloody eyeball'..."
That's not a nickname - it is an acurate description of you. You have a bloody eyeball. If you had one ear and they called you "Picasso" then that would be a nickname. There's a girl on crutches. If they call here "gimpy", then once again - valid nickname.
I've had multiple nicknames throughout the years. Some I've not minded...others i've fucking detested. It all started with my parents who insisted on calling my brother and I by our middle names. I was always "Scotty" and never "Alex"....until I got to university when I gave up trying to explain that to people.
When I worked at Comcast Cable, my boss called me "Coleslaw" because of my pronounciation of my last name. The "e" is silent, it's not my fault.
In university, it was "Al", "Big Al", and then there was "Klex". My roommate liked to switch the first letters of your first and last names. I was "Klex Ainsella"....and "Klex" just stuck. For many, many, many, many years.
But after university, the nicknames dropped off (thank goodness) and it's just been plain old awesome Alex for a while now. There's one guy at work who calls me "Alex Trebek" but it hasn't caught on. Still, it's better than "Bloody Eyeball".