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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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  • Rebel

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    Asking for trouble.  Read More 

  • Red

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    Fiery but slight middle name choice; much more apt to be a redhead's nickname.  Read More 

  • Rock

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    Faux macho name, à la Rock Hudson and The Rock; not recommended, despite rise of cousin Stone.  Read More 

  • Simba

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    Traditional African name made cartoonish by the Disney character in The Lion King. Read More 

  • Sonny

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    Sonny is one of the generic boys' nickname names making a surprise reappearance, and was recently used by Brit musicians Noel Gallagher and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Another surprise: It's been on the ... Read More 

  • Tiger

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    If it's a choice between golf champ Woods's real name Eldrick or nickname Tiger, we'd have to go with the latter. But while animal names are becoming more familiar and stylish, we'd recommend Wolf... Read More 

  • Trip

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    This began as a nickname, usually for someone who was a "third," as in William III. But in an age where any noun goes, this could be thought of as representing a little voyager -- hopefully not in... Read More 

  • Ziggy

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    The ultimate jokey name, à la Ziggy Stardust or the comic-strip character Ziggy. Then again, there's Ziggy Marley, and most anything Marley is cool. Originally named David, his father Bob Marley g... Read More 

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