Have you all heard that I’m single-handedly bringing back the nickname? I’m on a campaign!
It has become my opinion that for whatever reason you wish to choose — a downturn in creativity is my favourite — the nickname has largely fallen out of usage. So I’m bringing it back. And to start with I’ve posited 3 rules of thumb. (A lot of this may have been disseminated on Seinfeld as well but this is what I find in my own experience):
1. You can’t make up your own nickname. (Pretty obvious, I know)
2. You have to dislike it at first. (But it can grow on you)
3. It has to somehow be descriptive of your person (pretty obvious too)