For some reason I have another nickname for Top Ender of Fred. I normally use this when we are out and about as a sort of safety measure. I know that if anybody went up to Top Ender and said Come with me Fred that she would run in the opposite direction!
"Mum? Why do you call me Fred?"
"It is just a nickname, and a sort of safety device. No one can steal you away if they don't know your real name."
"But why Fred?"
"I have no idea!"
"I want to be called Ginger."
"Ginger? What made you choose Ginger?" I queried knowing that in my mind Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were intricately linked.
"No reason, I just like it."