How is Skippy name calling? I can explain how the R word is name calling. Skippy is like calling someone Mister, Buddy, Hey You, etc. That is how I use it with my friends and I even call my daughter Skippy to make my point when she gets a little high in her britches to get her attention, and I sometimes call her MISSY to get her attention (her name is not MISSY). ... MUCH apologies if the name Skippy and it's use is derogatory and offends you. Not the intention of this poster. In the future, I will use words like Bud, Mister, Missy, Hey You, etc and stay away from Skippy.