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A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place, or thing - commonly used for affection.wikipedia
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As a concept, it is distinct from both pseudonym and stage name, and also from a title (for example, City of Fountains), although there may be overlap in these concepts.
Pseudonyms include stage names and user names, ring names, pen names, nicknames, aliases, superhero or villain identities and code names, gamer identifications, and regnal names of emperors, popes, and other monarchs.

Niki Lauda

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Like English, German uses (German-style) quotation marks between the first and last names (e.g., Andreas Nikolaus „Niki“ Lauda). Other languages may use other conventions; for example, Italian writes the nickname after the full name followed by detto 'called' (e.g., Salvatore Schillaci detto Totò), in Spanish the nickname is written in formal contexts at the end in quotes following alias (e.g. Alfonso Tostado, alias «el Abulense»), and Slovenian represents nicknames after a dash or hyphen (e.g., Franc Rozman – Stane). The latter may cause confusion because it resembles an English convention sometimes used for married and maiden names.
Lauda is sometimes known by the nickname "the rat", "SuperRat" or "King Rat" because of his prominent buck teeth.

User (computing)

In the context of information technology, a nickname (usually called a nick) is a common synonym for the screen name or handle of a user.
A user often has a user account and is identified to the system by a username (or user name). Other terms for username include login name, screenname (or screen name), nickname (or nick) and handle, which is derived from the identical Citizen's Band radio term.


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By the 15th century, the misdivision of the syllables of the phrase "an ekename" led to its rephrasing as "a nekename".
nickname: Middle English an eke name ("an additional name") taken for a neke name.

Money bag

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Moneybags for a wealthy person.
A wealthy person can have the nickname "moneybag" (or "moneybags").

Given name

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In Indian society, for example, generally people have at least one nickname (call name or affection name) and these affection names are generally not related to the person's proper name.
Shortened names (see nickname) are generally nicknames of a longer name, but they are instead given as a person's entire given name. For example, a man may simply be named "Jim", and it is not short for James. Examples: Beth, Ben, Zach, Tom.

Robin (name)

Addition of diminutives: Before the 17th century, most nicknames had the diminutive ending "-in" or "-kin", where the ending was attached to the first syllable: Watkin for Walter via Wat-kin; Hobkin from Robert via Hob-kin; or Thompkin from Thomas via Thom-Kin. While most of these have died away, a few remain, such as Robin (Rob-in, from Robert), Hank (Hen-Kin from Henry), Jack (Jan-kin from John), and Colin (Col-in from Nicolas).
Robin is originally a diminutive masculine given name or nickname of Robert, derived from the prefix Rob- (hrod, Old Germanic, meaning "fame"), and the suffix -in (Old French diminutive).

Stage name

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As a concept, it is distinct from both pseudonym and stage name, and also from a title (for example, City of Fountains), although there may be overlap in these concepts.


Nobby Clark
Nobby for Clark or Clarke
It is also a nickname most commonly used in English for those with the surname Clark or Clarke.

List of nicknames used in basketball

List of basketball nicknames
This is a list of nicknames in the sport of basketball.

List of monarchs by nickname

List of monarchs by nickname
This is a list of monarchs (and other royalty and nobility) sorted by nickname.

List of nicknames of jazz musicians

List of nicknames of jazz musicians
Nicknames are common among jazz musicians. Nicknames and sobriquets can also sometimes become stage names, and there are several cases of performers being known almost exclusively by their nicknames as opposed to their given names.

List of sportspeople by nickname

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List of sportspeople by nickname
This is a list of sportspeople by nickname.

Lists of nicknames

Lists of city nicknames
Lists of nicknames – nickname list articles on Wikipedia
This is a list of nickname-related list articles on Wikipedia. A nickname is "a familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name."

Athletic nickname

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Athletic nickname
Typically as a matter of engendering school spirit, the institution either officially or unofficially uses this moniker of the institution's athletic teams also as a nickname to refer to people associated with the institution, especially its current students, but also often its alumni, its faculty, and its administration as well.


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A sobriquet or soubriquet is a nickname, sometimes assumed, but often given by another.


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The term hypocoristic is used to refer to a nickname of affection between those in love or with a close emotional bond, compared with a term of endearment.
Hypocorisms include pet names or calling names, often a diminutive or augmentative form of a word or given name when used as a nickname or term of endearment.

Blason populaire

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Many examples of this practice are found in Wallonia and in Belgium in general, where such a nickname is referred to in French as "Blason populaire".
In Wallonia (Belgium) and Luxembourg, the concept of "blason populaire" refers to a demonym-like nickname of the inhabitants of a village or a city.

Regimental nicknames of the Canadian Forces

Regimental nicknames of the Canadian Forces
Many regiments have over the years earned nicknames; some laudatory, some derogatory, but all colourful.



Term of endearment

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The term hypocoristic is used to refer to a nickname of affection between those in love or with a close emotional bond, compared with a term of endearment.

Old English

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This word was derived from the Old English phrase eaca "an increase", related to eacian "to increase".

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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To inform an audience or readership of a person's nickname without actually calling them by their nickname, English nicknames are generally represented in quotes between the bearer's first and last names (e.g., Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, Daniel Lamont "Bubba" Franks, etc.).