Homie is me. Just about everybody calls me that (even my wife, my in-laws, etc.), except for people at work (and I imagine they’ll come around before too long). My real name is Aaron.
Mac Daddy is my BFF. He recently got a job with the State of Illinois, and his job title is M.A.C. (I don’t know what it stands for; he doesn’t either). So he says his job is “Mac Daddy,” and that’s what we call him. His real name is John.
G is for a guy who is the exact opposite of a G (as in O.G., Original Gangsta). For some reason we started calling him that, and it stuck. He even named his fantasy football team The West Side G’s. His real name is Steve.
^And yes, I just told you about three middle-aged suburban white guys whose nicknames are Homie, Mac Daddy and G. What?
Chubby is for a friend who is, well, chubby. FTR, he doesn’t mind being called that; in fact, if you call him by his real name he might not even realize you were talking to him. His real name is Jim.
Poof is the developmentally disabled brother of one of the guys in our FF league, and he always hangs out with us when we have the draft or get together to party and watch a game. Like Chubby, he loves his nickname and if you call him by his real name, he might not realize you were talking to him. His real name is Mike.
Hector is my father. He got that name because back in the day he and his dad worked a garbage route Grandpa owned, so his friends called him Hector the Garbage Collector. About the only people who call him by his real name are his stepkids. His real name is Mark.
Lunchbox is Mrs. Homie’s nephew. When he was about 12, he spent a weekend at out house and got all excited when he saw that I had Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back on DVD. His mom wouldn’t let him watch it at home, so I did the moral thing and let him watch it at my house. I took to calling him Lunchbox because that’s what Jay calls Silent Bob in a couple of scenes. His real name is Andrew.