|Nicknames: Good Nicknames
A lot of people have nicknames that make them feel really good about themselves. These are usually nicknames that have to do with popularity, smarts, athletic ability, or a unique personality trait. Nicknames like Whiz Kid and Wonder Girl can be a way for kids to show admiration or respect, and people who have these types of nicknames like these usually like them a lot.
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:
When people saw Wayne Gretzky play hockey, they knew that they were watching one of the game's all-time best players. This led to his incredible nickname of The Great One.
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.