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How do people come up with this kind of nicknames?

Rosa Luxembourg
03-08-2004, 01:00 PM
I just read in another thread a new nickname Saffy :eek: - a-ka Marat Safin.

I have never heard Marat Safin to be called this way. I've heard Kafel, Federer Express, A-Rod, etc. (all are very well known).

So how do people come up with nicknames?

what other :eek: "creations" of this board have you seen that make you do this :explode: :mad: ?

armaniman
03-08-2004, 01:34 PM
I think people just give their fave players pet names and its their own creation but names like the A-Rod and fed express, kafel and guga have been around years and tennis commentators and journalists use them frequently.

armaniman
03-08-2004, 01:35 PM
saffy though doesnt work or sound right ... sounds like somebodys cat lol

Domino
03-08-2004, 01:36 PM
How about the Americans giving the foreign players "American" names. Guillermo "Bill" Coria. Carlos "Charlie" Moya. That is just pathetic.

maratski
03-08-2004, 02:03 PM
go and look for the nickname reference list and you'll get answers to most questions concerning nicknames.

We never use the name saffy here so this poster must be a newbie ;)

Pea
03-08-2004, 04:16 PM
How about the Americans giving the foreign players "American" names. Guillermo "Bill" Coria. Carlos "Charlie" Moya. That is just pathetic.

I have yet to witness this, but this was absolutely hilarious.:lol:

CooCooCachoo
03-08-2004, 04:43 PM
A sick mind produces sick things ;)

Guilles' grl
03-08-2004, 09:10 PM
Bill..........Charlie.....haven't heard 'em but man that is awful.

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 09:15 PM
Yeah, pretty awful.

But just imagine the "english" names translated to Spanish.

We'd have: Andrés Roddick, Marcos Philippoussis, Rainiero Schuettler, Timoteo Henman, Arnoldo Clement, Jaime Blake, etc....

jtipson
03-08-2004, 09:22 PM
Um, Carlos Moya *does* get called Charlie in Spain. Or have I missed something here?

Siva
03-08-2004, 09:29 PM
The most funny thing is how Czech people talk about women. So here we've got:

Monika Selesova, Serena Williamsova, Jennifer Capriatiova, Cara Blackova, Nicole Prattova and ;) Dally Randriantefyova :D

Just look at Czech Teletext, ain't it funny?
I once heard in the Czech radio Celine Dionova and Britney Spearsova :p

Kristen
03-09-2004, 01:21 AM
Occasionally I like to use "Scud-muffin" for philippoussis. Not that I like him much, or dislike him. I just think its a nice, cheesy embarrassing nickname to use.

One that I seriously use though, which I dont find bad, is ToJo for Thomas Johansson. (I use it here sometimes, but mostly in the group I try to maintain-see Jonas Bjorkman link in my signature ;))

RogiFan88
03-09-2004, 02:02 AM
Um, Carlos Moya *does* get called Charlie in Spain. Or have I missed something here?


You're right, but they sp it Charly!

RogiFan88
03-09-2004, 02:11 AM
Bill..........Charlie.....haven't heard 'em but man that is awful.

Actually, it wasn't Charlie, it was worse -- CHUCK Moya!! :p :rolleyes:

RogiFan88
03-09-2004, 02:22 AM
Yeah, pretty awful.

But just imagine the "english" names translated to Spanish.

We'd have: Andrés Roddick, Marcos Philippoussis, Rainiero Schuettler, Timoteo Henman, Arnoldo Clement, Jaime Blake, etc....

How about Pedro Sampras? Roberto Ginepri! Miguel Youzhny... Juan Ljubicic... Felipe Kohlschreiber... or one of my faves: Esteban Koubek Xavy Malisse

Or we can go back to the "English" naming: John Charles Ferrero... Charles Moya Thomas Robredo Joseph Acasuso Phil Volandri Rick Gasquet

Absurd!! :haha:

Rosa Luxembourg
03-09-2004, 02:34 AM
just found this name Pyotr (sp?) Sampras or Andrei Agassi

RogiFan88
03-09-2004, 02:41 AM
What about Giovanni Carlo Ferrero? or Giuseppe Acasuso? Just make them Italian...

I know, I'm getting really silly now... time for bed! :p :angel:

Lee
03-09-2004, 03:00 AM
You're having fun here, RogiFan :lol:

So Giovanni means Juan or John....

RogiFan88
03-09-2004, 03:24 AM
Yeah, Lee, I am!! OK how about making Juanqui French:

Jean-Charles Ferrero...!!

Pierre Sampras

... you get the idea! ;)

Bonne nuit! :angel:

Lee
03-09-2004, 03:33 AM
How can everyone miss Peter Sampras ;)

maratski
03-09-2004, 09:13 AM
:haha: RF

TheBoiledEgg
03-09-2004, 09:38 AM
:haha: LMAO at this thread, its almost in the same league as the other nickname thread ;)

Chloe le Bopper
03-09-2004, 09:48 AM
How about Pedro Sampras? Roberto Ginepri! Miguel Youzhny... Juan Ljubicic... Felipe Kohlschreiber... or one of my faves: Esteban Koubek Xavy Malisse

Or we can go back to the "English" naming: John Charles Ferrero... Charles Moya Thomas Robredo Joseph Acasuso Phil Volandri Rick Gasquet

Absurd!! :haha:
Somebody on tennisweek used to call Ferrero "John Charles". It took me a couple posts to figure out who the heck he was talking about :lol:

Chloe le Bopper
03-09-2004, 09:49 AM
I have yet to witness this, but this was absolutely hilarious.:lol:
Then I take it that you don't read Werthiem? He loves himself some "Bill", that's for sure.

Unrelated, but has anybody picked up on his love of the Nalbandian mullet? :p

Ma. Estefania
03-09-2004, 04:26 PM
How about Pedro Sampras? Roberto Ginepri! Miguel Youzhny... Juan Ljubicic... Felipe Kohlschreiber... or one of my faves: Esteban Koubek Xavy Malisse

Great ones :lol:

I have just thought some more.....Magno Norman :eek: Awful! Je je ;)

Also Andrés Pavel, Juan Bjorkman, Dominico Hrbaty, Vicente Spadea, Patricio Rafter, Tomás Robredo, Sergio Sarsgian, etc.

And imagine Chela's one: John Ignatius. ;)

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 04:52 PM
Bill..........Charlie.....haven't heard 'em but man that is awful.
I've heard "Charlie" before! LOL!!! It sounded sooo bad!

Yonge
03-10-2004, 04:47 AM
I don't recall who those people are, but there are a couple of posters here who once called Sampras as "Carpet King" not only because of his results on carpet but also because of that carpet he has on his chest!

azza
03-10-2004, 04:49 AM
Markus Philippoussis :o

Action Jackson
03-10-2004, 04:50 AM
When the primate becomes the tennis player.

Action Jackson
03-10-2004, 04:52 AM
Domenico Hrbaty

Iza
03-10-2004, 04:56 AM
i think the weirdest nickname is 'PimPim' for Joachim Johansson!

RogiFan88
03-10-2004, 06:44 PM
Here's one by Werthless:

Juan-Iggy Chela

YUK!

Guilles' grl
03-10-2004, 07:19 PM
Me and my bro always call Guillermo "Givemo' " cuz it's so much easier but still kinda sounds like his name. Or we call him G-man.

Ma. Estefania
03-10-2004, 09:40 PM
Nal-B is nice :) Of course, it looks much better like this: Nalbi, though there's no difference in the pronunciation.

Sjengster
03-10-2004, 09:53 PM
Actually, it wasn't Charlie, it was worse -- CHUCK Moya!! :p :rolleyes:

Trust Brad Gilbert, master of the glib comment, to come up with that one. Whatever next - Nicky Escude?

RogiFan88
03-10-2004, 10:15 PM
Trust Brad Gilbert, master of the glib comment, to come up with that one. Whatever next - Nicky Escude?

Or Andy Pavel? Brat sure likes to blablabla... so much hot air... Mick Youzhny?

Kristen
03-11-2004, 06:25 AM
When the primate becomes the tennis player.

lmfao! I think I learnt about him last semester in Environmental Biology!

sigmagirl91
03-12-2004, 05:08 PM
Actually, it wasn't Charlie, it was worse -- CHUCK Moya!! :p :rolleyes:

That sounds so Peppermint Patty-ish. :o

RogiFan88
03-12-2004, 07:02 PM
doesn't it!!

sigmagirl91
03-16-2004, 12:54 AM
Then I take it that you don't read Werthiem? He loves himself some "Bill", that's for sure.

Unrelated, but has anybody picked up on his love of the Nalbandian mullet? :p

Just when Wertheim has made up a rap on Nalby's mullet, now Nalby went and cut 3 cm's off, and got a tattoo. Why hasn't he rapped about the tattoo?

joske
03-16-2004, 06:39 PM
lol well Saffy isn't really a good one for Safin IMO.. but who am I :p

CanadianBoy18
03-16-2004, 06:47 PM
Okay, I must admit ATP is bad about the nicknames, but WTA is horrendous!

Justine - Juju, Cheater
Kim - Kimstar
Amelie - Momo
Lindsay - Tower of Power
Jennifer - Cappy
Serena - S-Train
Dementieva - Demontieva, Dementetieva
Chanda - Chandra
Kuztnesova - Kuzni
Jelena - Jelly
Maria - Masha
Pierce - Fierce
:rolleyes:

There are worse ones, but I hate it! Can't we just say the player's name, lol

Sjengster
03-16-2004, 06:50 PM
Dementetieva? WTF? I thought they were supposed to be shorter and catchier than the real names!

Vass
03-16-2004, 07:01 PM
About Saffy: I don't see anything bad in it. Sure his not a kis anymore but it doesn't sound bad.

PS: Maria = Masha in Russia, it's not a nick. Same goes for Yevgeny= Zhenya and all.

TennisLurker
03-16-2004, 07:03 PM
Okay, I must admit ATP is bad about the nicknames, but WTA is horrendous!

Justine - Juju, Cheater
Kim - Kimstar
Amelie - Momo
Lindsay - Tower of Power
Jennifer - Cappy
Serena - S-Train
Dementieva - Demontieva, Dementetieva
Chanda - Chandra
Kuztnesova - Kuzni
Jelena - Jelly
Maria - Masha
Pierce - Fierce
:rolleyes:

There are worse ones, but I hate it! Can't we just say the player's name, lol


Tower of Power is good IMO

I second Sjengster's WTF.

Dementetieva makes no sense. :confused:

alfonsojose
03-16-2004, 08:27 PM
Dementieva - Ace girl :haha: