I'm translating a short story into English.
1). The protagonist is a woman in her mid-forties. There was a time when she used to copy out verses from poems and paste them on her wall. The people in her office used to call her 'a young girl of literary interests'. I'm trying to think of a short nickname that people would use in real life.
The context where I have to use this nickname is as follows:
She too had taken pains to decorate her cubicle when the cubicle system had been newly introduced into the office. One of her responsibilities in the female employee committee at the company she worked at some twenty years ago was to put up maxims or poetic verses in the office toilet and elevator. She would copy out lines like “The wind is rising! . . . We must try to live!”, or “How beautiful the sight of one who walks away, knowing when it’s time to leave.” and decorate them with pretty sketches. You could not tell what came before or after the portions quoted. In her new cubicle, she would remember those days and browse through anthologies every week. She would pick out poems and try to read them till the end. She would also copy the verses onto a piece of paper and decorate them by sketching in the margins or pasting leaves. People called her 'literary girl' then.
2). The closest friend of the above mentioned protagonist is a woman who is also in her mid-to-late forties. She is sort of fat/chubby. She uses a handle for herself in chat that means 'plump'. One nickname I have thought of because it is related to 'plump babies' is 'Chubby-Chops' but I'm afraid that this might sound too British. Are there any more commonly used nicks in place of 'chubby-chops'?
Any ideas, on what a plump woman in her mid-forties would use as chat handle. It has to be related to her 'plumpness' and should sound cute and NOT be offensive.
Three-way collision on Yeouido interchange. Took me an hour slipping out. I’m pooped.
‘Chubby-chops’ had come online. It was Choi from the next cubicle.