Appa: Athaan, neeyum unga akkavum irukkeley
A few more reasons ....
calls me eruma madu ( buffalo)
Paati calls me edi kazhuthai( donkey)
My friends call me patti, pothey ( meaning dog, buffalo respectively in malayalam)
One of my athai calls me chella kili ( sweet parrot)
May be because I am so fondly addressed, there wasnt any need to have a pet at home.
Ps: Names mentioned here are not imaginary, however, they are used in the most affectionate way.