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A cool nickname

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by wilson brother, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. wilson brother

    wilson brother Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone on the forum have a cool nick name in real life?

    I would like to start using The Guy [​IMG] and wondered what you guys think [​IMG] ?



    -Danny Wilson
     
  2. ratboycom

    ratboycom Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Well... I like Tokyo Slim.

    Steve B calls me "daddy" or "boss" or "God of Fantasy Football"

    People in the Seattle rock scene know me as "The Ninja".


    "The Guy" is pretty generic. I like it.
     
  4. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    Usually, nicknames are given to you by other people. You don't give yourself nicknames.

    I've variously been called "Sharkey" by my high school friends and "JA" by my surfing buddies back on Nantucket.

    I think "The Guy" is a good nickname for Wilson Brother because he's an admirer of The Dude.
     
  5. Tyto

    Tyto Well-Known Member

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    I've had a couple of nicknames, none of them particularly cool, that stuck over the years, but most of them were, for better or worse, generally accurate.

    I agree with Nantucket that nicknames are usually assigned rather than assumed--generating one for yourself smacks of trying too hard--but I kind of like "The Guy," even if it is derivative.
     
  6. DNW

    DNW Well-Known Member

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    I was the "Blowfish" when I was on the wrestling team in high school. When I put my headgear on, my short and spikey hair stuck out like a blowfish.
     
  7. benecios

    benecios Well-Known Member

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    Mine at my soccer team is "The Jackal".My name is Carl,so Carlos then Carlos the Jackal,now "The Jackal" which I quite like.
     
  8. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Thou shalt not christen thyself. Nicknames are not subject to self-manufacture.

    That said, I have over the years been called
    T-bone,
    Sweet T,
    Mr. T.

    by various and sundry colleagues at my previous and current workplaces. Each name has a story (not always a good one).
     
  9. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Well-Known Member

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    I would like to start using The Guy [​IMG] and wondered what you guys think [​IMG] ?

    You can't give yourself a nickname. Somebody else has to give it to you.

    It's like George Costanza... he wants people to call him T-Bone, but people call him Coco instead.

    Temporary nicknames that haven't lasted include Golden Boy and The Dealmaker.
     
  11. Stazy

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    My nickname is stazy. It's an abreviated and funky version of my long, unique family name. I like it.

    You can't give yourself a nickname.
     
  12. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    Most people just call me "B"
     
  13. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  14. Stu

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    My nickname is Stu.
     
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    seanchai Well-Known Member

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    A guy called me A-Train once, in reference to my short career as a stripper:

    "Man, I'm gonna start calling you A-Train. Most trains slow down when they run off the tracks, but not you!"
     
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    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    I was called "zombie" for a while back in the day because I played a zombie in a B horror film.
     
  17. ts4them

    ts4them Well-Known Member

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    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.
    Oh, I thought maybe you were a chef.

    PS- 'the guy' is a horrible, trying to be cool (but not) nickname- especially if you're giving it to yourself. Sorry.
     
  18. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    PS- 'the guy' is a horrible, trying to be cool (but not) nickname- especially if you're giving it to yourself. Sorry.

    Yeah, pull that stunt and you'll be called "The guy...who-gives-himself-a-nickname" Let it happen, and the name you'll get will mean something.
     
  19. wilson brother

    wilson brother Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys-

    thanks for your personal stories and suggestions about nick names. Since we don't know how the Dude received his I don't think its so wrong for me to make my own- maybe he did this also [​IMG]

    Sometimes you can't wait for others to make your own dream come true..[​IMG] i've just learned this recently.

    I think i'll send an email to all my friends requesting to only call me the Guy from now [​IMG] ..but you can still call me Danny [​IMG]


    -Danny Wilson
     
  20. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys-
    Since we don't know how the Dude received his I don't think its so wrong for me to make my own- maybe he did this also [​IMG]
    -Danny Wilson


    The Dude was a very "go with the flow" type guy. I doubt he had the ambition to create the name for himself, nor did he posses the arrogance to demand that everyone call him "The Dude." I can see an A-type, Ivy Leaguer, doing this though.
     

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