My 7-year-older brother had earned the nickname, Tiger, for his ferocious play in sports.
I used to tag after him as he went to practices. One of his coaches nicknamed me "Little Tiger", which became "Little Tige" and eventually morphed to "Cougar".
I was "Cougar" from then on and was startled at my 10th high school reunion by hearing someone call me by that forgotten name.
And I have no memory of being a Prom Waiter!