Nicknames

"A rose by any other name...." Towns have 'em, so do schools, universities, states and countries. And even planets. Not to mention politicians, famous criminals and sportsmen. And on the home front, many of your friends and relatives and pets have nicknames. A category dedicated to trivia such as how Robert became Bob; or how Margaret morphed into Peggy.

New York City
Nicknames

Why is New York City called 'The Big Apple'?

  • New York is called the "Big Apple" as in 1803 Evelyn Claudine de saint-Evremond was forced to flee France. She opened up a salon that became a place where men could enjoy the pleasures of beautiful women and high stakes gambling. The men that went to this such place lovingly nicknamed her "Eve" as to the biblical reference, and she would refer about the establishment and the women inside it as her "irresistible apples hence the name "The Big Apple."
  • I don't know if it's correct but I'm told that from above New York with both its harbors is in the shape of an apple with the Statue of Liberty being the stalk.
  • It is sometimes said that New York City is called The Big Apple because Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch colonial governor back when the city was called New Amsterdam, planted a long-lived apple tree in it.

(For a detailed history on the origin of the nickname, click on the Related Link below.)

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Names and Name Meanings
Nicknames

If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose it?

Rick Charge. My friends and I came up with this in high school when I was mulling over legally changing my name. We thought it was simultaneously the coolest and lamest sounding name we'd ever heard. I still stand behind it.

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Wireless Networking and WiFi
Nicknames

What's the best name for a home wifi?

The best I've ever seen was "FBI Surveillance Van."

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Statue of Liberty
Nicknames

What is the official name of the Statue of Liberty?

The statue's official name is "Liberty Enlightening the World." She was modeled after the Roman goddess of liberty, hence the "liberty" part, and her torch represents the act of enlightening the world.

The statue was a joint project between the U.S. and the Frenchβ€”America handled the pedestal, and France designed the statue. It was supposed to be a gift for the centennial anniversary of America's independence in 1876, but it wasn't dedicated until October 28, 1886, due to numerous fundraising delays on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Banking
Nicknames

What are some bank nicknames?

HSBC

B of A

Cap 1

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Military Terminology
US Navy
US Marine Corps
Nicknames

What are the nicknames that Marines give Sailors?

Squids.

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Pokemon
Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Nicknames

What is a good nickname for a boy Espeon?

Well, name it Esparagus, Espeed, Eserpeon, esropes, or esopes

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Yeah, those are good. But remember, you don't HAVE to give it a nickname. I NEVER nickname my Pokemon. But like I said, those are some pretty cool nicknames. Maybe something short like Esp, I don't know. Also good: Esphagetti, Espargo, Lemonesparty and Esplosion.

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Try Apollo, since it is the "Sun Pokemon", or Ra. I have an Arcanine named Ra.

You could name your male Espeon Midnight or Darkness.

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Pokemon
Baby Names
Nicknames

What is a good nickname for Lucy?

OR LOCER

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History of the United States
Illinois
Nicknames

How did Illinois get its nickname?

Abraham Lincoln is from Illinois, and that is how Illinois got its nickname.
Not sure which 'nickname' you meant so:

Prairie State- dates back to around 1842. Most of the state was covered with prairie grass.

Land of Lincoln- Because this is were Abe Lincoln 'started' his political career. It is not where he was born that was Kentucky.

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Babies
Baby Names
Nicknames

What is a cute nickname for chris?

  • Crissy
  • Crisp
  • Crispy
  • Chrisper

Hope these help!

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Baby Names
Name Origins
Nicknames

What are some good nicknames for a girl named Catherine and a girl named Leyia?

For Catherine you can say: Cath, Cathy, Cat or Cait

For Leyia, you could say: Ley or Lia

Hope I helped :)

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Nicknames

What is a good nickname for serenity?

SeSe

Rene

Reenee

Sere

Rinity

Rina

Seren

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Teen Dating
Nicknames

What are some good nicknames for a boy named Sam?

The big S

S meister

Sammikins

"The Fireman"

Mr. Sam (like MIB)

Gamgee samaymay Or if your thinking code name bacon works well because it wouldn't be weird to 'like' bacon

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Baby Names
Friendship
Nicknames

What are good nicknames for hazel?

haze, hazz, hazy, hez not very much, but there are a couple, hope they help you!

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Nicknames

What is Arthur Baer's nickname?

Arthur Baer was known as Bugs.

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Composers
George Frideric Handel
Nicknames

What was George Frideric Handel's nickname?

As far as I know, Handel didn't have a nickname, people generally just refer to him as Handel.

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Nicknames

What are some cool nicknames for Mary?

Mar (pronounced Mair)

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Nicknames

What is a cute nickname for sandy?

It's Sandles.

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Nicknames

What is A Good Nickname For Mark?

Markypoo <3

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Name Origins
Names and Name Meanings
Nicknames

What should your nickname be your name is Brianna?

Your nickname could be Bri, Anna or Briann.

I think it should be Bria or Bri Bri, that is what I call my bff, Brianna

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Nicknames
Norwegian to English

What is Thane's nickname?

sadtaj

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New York
Empire State Building
Nicknames

Why is New York State's nickname 'The Empire State'?

In the nineteenth century the word "empire" was often used in this country to suggest economic growth and progress. New York gained that sobriquet because of its great wealth and natural resources.

In 1784, five years before George Washington was inaugurated in New York City as the first president, he envisioned New York as the "seat of empire," thus giving rise to its nickname: The Empire State. New York has completely fulfilled the expectation that Washington expressed to the state's first governor, George Clinton.
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Name Origins
Nicknames
Mount Kilimanjaro

Why is Kilimanjaro named K2?

Its not

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Names and Name Meanings
Nicknames

What is the tomboy nickname for Ashlie?

It could be anything, even if it is unrelated.

However-- Ash, Asher, Ashton, Lee, Leesh, and Leo all play with the name Ashlie.

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Names and Name Meanings
Nicknames

What does the name Carra mean?

short for carragher

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