In your school, most of the kids who have these nicknames are probably the ones who are really good at sports. Sports nicknames are a tradition that has been around for a long time. Take these famous examples:
Baseball player Pete Rose always seemed to go the extra mile and work a little harder than the other players. Because of this, fans and players began to call him Charlie Hustle.
Football great Walter Payton made every play look so perfect and easy that people started calling him Sweetness.
People made up these nicknames as an easy way to sum up what they loved about their favorite athletes. But it's not just sports stars who end up with great nicknames.
Singer Frank Sinatra was so popular for so long that he wound up with three nicknames: The Voice, The Chairman of the Board, and Ol' Blue Eyes.
Of course, we don't always get our nicknames from people who admire us. Next up: Negative Nicknames.