We seems to end up with an insane number of nicknames for our critters -- their official name spawns one nickname, which leads to another, and so on. Some are obvious progressions (Punkin' > Punky Doodle > Doodle Bug > Bug), some have no basis is logic at all (Kindle > Cubby > Barnabus Cubbins).

We can't be the only people out there who do this -- can we?

Please help me feel a little more normal by telling me about the nicknames you have for your fuzzy companions, and how they came about.