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Bush's Wonky Nickname

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.14.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

I'd never known "Jeb" meant trustworthy in any language on earth. Then I realized that in his stumbling way he was talking about his nickname, though it still didn't add up. Since when does using a nickname imply trust?

For Anyone Who's Ever Been Called a Nickname They Don't Like

Jenny Evans | Posted 07.02.2016 | Comedy
Jenny Evans

"Phillip" is what you'll see written on my husband's birth certificate, and his family has never called him anything other than Phillip. He's never gone by anything else in his life. His name has two syllables in it: Phil-lip. You can clap it out if you want to.

12 Vintage Girls' Names That Were Originally Nicknames

nameberry | Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents

The names collected here are a charming group of vintage choices for girls. They're similar in that they all originated as short forms and yet can sta...

The "I Gave Myself a Nickname Guy"

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 04.29.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

This guy contacted me through an online dating site. His profile was well written, and he seemed to have his act together. He seemed normal. He was an attorney, new to town and looking to meet new people. He was 45 years old and nice looking according to his profile photo. All signs pointed to responding.

How Do Fighter Pilots Earn Their Nicknames and Call Signs?

Quora | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weird News
Quora

If it sounds cool, it's a secondary effect. There are some really cool ways to earn them, though. The main way is usually via your name and if there's a way to make it sexually suggestive, it usually happens (up until about 10 years ago).

Remembering My Larger-Than-Life Grandmother 'Pretzel'

Geraldine Leer | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty
Geraldine Leer

Born in 1902 on a farm in Loup City, Nebraska, Geraldine Ayliff Waite always hated her name. So her grandchildren just called her 'Pretzel.' To me, Pretzel was larger than life.

Nickname Dilemma: To Name or Not to Name

Bushra Alvi | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Bushra Alvi

Why do we twist and turn and squeeze the name till we come up with our own version of a carefully thought about form of address? And this is a universal phenomenon, more in some countries than others.

Sweet Cheeks, Snuggle Muffin, And 13 Other Nicknames That Need To Be Retired Immediately

Posted 02.13.2014 | Fifty

Does your little snuggle honey bunny need a widdle huggy wuggy? Just like there are pet names -- for actual pets -- that we find particularly odio...

Dobbin and Kitty Ride Again

Mark Simpson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Simpson

In Katherine Bucknell's The Animals, a collection of letters between the famous British-born novelist Christopher Isherwood and his lover, the American portrait artist Don Bachardy, love speaks in animal tongues. Cloying Beatrix Potter animal tongues.

Reilly's Column a Positive for Opponents of Racist Redskins Nickname

Ken Reed | Posted 11.23.2013 | Sports
Ken Reed

Yes, there is a lot of history and tradition tied to the nickname "Redskins" -- for the NFL in general, and the Washington franchise in particular. Not all of it is negative and offensive but way too much of it is. As such, it's a tradition that must end.

What's Your Nickname?

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 10.20.2013 | Black Voices
Mawuena Akyea

Even though my name is Mawuena, I sometimes feel like one of those Italian mobsters with several nicknames.

The Latest Adorable Trend In Baby Names For Girls

nameberry | Posted 07.27.2013 | Parents

Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for naming your new daughter Winnie Rose, and proving our point -- which is tha...

Bill Parcells and 7 Athletes Who Go By Fake First Names

Danny Groner | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports
Danny Groner

He made a name for himself as the Giants head coach, but what you may not know about Bill Parcells is that his actual first name is "Duane." And "Bill" isn't even his middle name he uses instead -- it's a nickname.

My Quest for a Cool Nickname?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

I consider Nancy to be a fairly bland and boring name. Nancy fails to capture my personality, and it certainly doesn't lend itself to any fun abbreviations.

I Really Should Stop Giving My Daughters Stupid Nicknames

Rob Sachs | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Rob Sachs

My wife and I underwent a series of intense analytical sessions when deciding what to name our children. We drew up lists, consulted census reports and cross-checked our top contenders to make sure they didn't correlate to any sitcom characters and/or reality stars.

WATCH: Better Names For Things

Posted 08.30.2012 | Comedy

Everyone loves a good nickname. From Biebz to RPattz, people are just better to talk about when there's some good lingo involved. So Jeff Wysaki of...

JOKE: Endearing Names

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

Bernie was invited to his friend's home for dinner. Morris, the host, preceded every request to his wife by endearing terms, calling her Honey, My Lov...

PICTURE: What's Your Sloth Name?

Posted 02.13.2012 | Comedy

Sloths and name generators have been having a good couple of weeks. Between Kristen Bell's overjoyed sloth story going viral and everyone trying to fi...

What's Your Blues Name?

Posted 03.25.2012 | Comedy

Everyone loves a nickname. Whether they'll admit it or not, it's nice to have a special term of endearment that's reserved for just you. But what if n...

Recycling Your Ex's Nickname: Taboo or Totally Acceptable?

Maria Burnham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maria Burnham

Is it OK to recycle pet names and phrases? I mean, the odds of an ex discovering you've dipped into your once-shared repertoire are very slim. And even if she were to hear of it, is it really that bad?

The Indian Mission Kids Only Knew Him As 'Rochester'

Tim Giago | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Tim Giago

His death made me wonder how many more of my classmates had passed away and I never knew it because I only knew them by their nicknames.

What's Your Name? Dunce? Bong? Bum?

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Virginia M. Moncrieff

In the Philippines, everyone seems to have some kind of all-purpose nickname that long ago rendered their real name obsolete. Politicians with names like Joker, Boy, Butch and Ping are commonplace.

How Not To Name The Baby: Top Ten Baby-Naming Mistakes

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pamela Redmond Satran

Naming a baby Porsche or Chanel or, yes, Huffington may be taking the idea of branding far too far.