I think in response to the utter boredom of cubicle living – my team and have an ever-shifting pantheon of nicknames for eachother. I evolved from Andy > Andrew > Drew > Drew Carey > Drew Diggler. John evolved similary: John > Juan > John Juan > Juan Loren-Maltese – in homage to the recent conviction of compulsive gambler, embezzler and mall-hair devotee, Betty Loren-Maltese (pix). Teresa > Terese > Reesey > Reesie-Cups. Funny thing is, Mike – the perp of these nickname tectonics remains Mike/Michael.