"I think it would be wonderful, Tatie"

 

The Hemingway Family, 1906. L-R: Marcelline, Madelaine (
Public DomainThe Hemingway Family, 1906. L-R: Marcelline, Madelaine ("Sunny"), Dr. C. E Hemingway, Grace Hall Hemingway, Ursula, and Ernest. EH 10060P - Credit: Photograph in the Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

'Tatie' was one of the many nicknames Hemingway acquired during his lifetime, with perhaps the most famous of all being 'Papa'. His sister Sunny affectionately called him 'Oinbones', whilst Hemingway branded himself 'Hemingstein' at high school. His enduring admiration of boxing earned him the title of 'Champ'; less obvious in its origin is the name 'Wemedge'. Hadley and their son 'Bumby' also referred to Ernest as 'Ernestoic', 'Tiny' and 'Wax Puppy'.