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Crazy Nicknames for Boys

What crazy nicknames have been given to boys over the years? We think these are some of the most unusual.
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  • Ace

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    No longer tied to the hapless Ace Ventura, this jaunty, high-flying nickname name is starting to take flight among celebrity and other parents, with its nothing but positive references to doing wel... Read More 

  • Ax

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  • Bandit

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    We hesitate to call Bandit an occupational name, any more than Rogue or Vandal are occupational names, yet its use by one of the bandmembers of My Chemical Romance (for his daughter: we're not even... Read More 

  • Bear

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    Bear has suddenly lumbered onto the baby name landscape. Perhaps inspired by British adventurer Bear Grylls (born Edward Michael), first celebrity chef Jamie Oliver used it as the middle name for ... Read More 

  • Biff

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    The quintessential midcentury nickname, famously found in Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman."  Read More 

  • Bo

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    A popular name in Denmark, in this country Beau would have more substance.  Read More 

  • Boss

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  • Bud

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    This is a name you get stuck with, not (we hope) one your parents choose for you.  Read More 

  • Buddy

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    Very rarely used as a proper name; Buddy Holly, for example, was christened Charles, and Salinger's Buddy Glass was born Webb. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver did name his fourth child Buddy Bear Mauri... Read More 

  • Buff

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    Has too many slangy connotations to be considered.  Read More 

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