I am usually the one to issue nicknames but do not have one myself. Ones that Stuck to people through College: Slippers/Higashi Otoko Real name J. Eastman Reason for nick: He wore slippers nearly every day for a year (including in the shop). I called him slippaz while playing HackySack because his slippers kept on coming off. Higashi Otoko is a rough translation of his last name into Japanese. Rookie, The Rook, Stoopid Rookie, Ruke Real Name: Escapes me at the moment Reason for Nick: He was the youngest guy to ever join the TTEN program at my first college. Being as he was the youngest and didnt even have his driver's license yet I called him Rookie Bitch (I was a Senior). It more or less stuck to the point that even my teacher called him Rook. Chewbacca Real Name: Chris C. Reason for Nick: Huge guy, probably 6'4" 250lbs, Hairy, and had a very deep voice that was often hard to understand. There have been more throughout the years but I forgot them.
since my first name is relativly uncommon, I haven't really had a nickname most of my life - people have known me by my first name. In the army I was known my my call sign for a year or two - the equivelant of the sargent of B "E" company being called "echo".
for about 5 years, in one company I worked for, I was called "Kozak" - the hebrew prononciation of Casack - and a play on Zach.
A number of my friends really do call me "Sauce", shortened from "Saucemaster". My old college roommates and I were watching Delicatessen, and at some point someone on screen was referred to as "Saucemaster" (according to the subtitles), and for whatever reason, probably having to do with alcohol, it stuck.