Nicknames may be cool, cute
or funny. Nicknames are different than pet
names in that nicknames are usually more public and
given by someone without a romantic or familial interest
in that person.
Cool nicknames are many times given in the sporting
arena. Who can forget cool nicknames such as "Pistol
Pete", "Broadway Joe", "Shoeless
Joe" or "Mr. October"? Then there
are other cool nicknames in sports such as "The
Mailman", "The Yankee Clipper" and
"The Big Hurt".
Some cool nicknames are screen names that people
use online when participating on blogs or message
Cool nicknames such as "Day Tripper", "Vanilla
Latte" or "Fugly Bitch" can be found around
almost any corner of code.
Nicknames can also be cute. These cute nicknames may sometimes
overlap with the pet names, but most times will stand on
their own. Cute nicknames online like "Puppy Love",
"I Got U Babe" and "Pretty in Pink"
But, offline, cute nicknames are a bit harder to come by
since people do not usually give themselves nicknames and
at the mercy of others to come up with the perfect name.
That said, there are a few cute nicknames that can be given
to the right person such as "Ducky", "Birdie"
or "Lil Squirt".
Funny nicknames are easier to come by both online and off.
The problem with funny nicknames, however, are that they
may be funnier to the giver than to the receiver. A funny
nickname such as "Stinky" may be humorous to the
giver and the receiver's friends and family, but to the
receiver this name may mean years of ridicule and angst.
The most friendly funny nicknames are those that happen
to have some truth to them and are funny to the giver, receiver
and those who know the receiver. For instance, calling a
small child "Goose" or "Maverick" may
have some element of truth in them and be fun for the whole
family. Calling a child "Booger Nose" or "Poop
Head" may be interpreted and verbal child abuse and
result in a visit from the local Social Services and Child