Who’s Who

The theme is interactive games.  Today’s game is to Identify Songs Where Somebody Has a Nickname.

The rules are as follows:

1. You have to include the song title.
2. You have to include the song artist.
3. You have to include the person’s original name.
4. You have to include the person’s nickname.
5. You have to include the line in the song that references the original name and the nickname.
5. You may NOT repeat any of my examples. (Preferably, please don’t repeat any examples from the comments above yours.)
6. You may NOT use the internet to reference anything. (Please play honestly.)
7. The song title does NOT have to feature the original name or the nickname.

First, I’ll provide some examples, then it’s your turn:

Alright, now it’s your turn.  I hope that each of you will rise to the occasion and play along with me.  I’ll look forward to reading your answers below…

Talk to me:  Do you have a nickname?  Do you ever give nicknames to other people?  Writers, do you nickname your characters?

31 thoughts on “Who’s Who

  1. Mack the Knife, Bobby Darin – MacHeath – Old Macky/Mack The Knife – “Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe… And someone’s sneakin’ ‘round the corner, Could that someone be Mack the Knife?”

  2. I use nicknames in my writing. (Coop, Jinx) I also used some military call names in Arson. There are nicknames that are more like aliases in the one I’m trying to get ready for Amazon.

    I’ve got nothing on the songs today. Too early.

  3. I have been known as Dr Gloom (true) and I call Shirley the Old Boot (true). As to a character I recall Jonny Catapault the plumber the artists all trust referred to the artist Gerome as Geronimo!

  4. My friends and I have nicknames for each other in real life. I’ve written about it lots, as you know, Rachel. Right now, I’m Beels. My best friend is KP, which in itself has been shortened from his original nickname, Kingpin. Yesterday we played golf with Tater, who for years I called Wags but this year asked to be called Tater in my golf blogs instead!

    You got me on the song contest today. I want to give you Al and Betty from Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al,” but dagnabbit, he doesn’t give us their real names. Bob Dylan’s “Idiot Wind” sings “They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy” and as much as I love that rhyme and song, we never find out Gray’s real name, either. Sorry, Rachel. You got me but good.

  5. I don’t know. But yes, we do get nicknames. Sometimes referencing things I don’t know. (Apparently my Avengers identity is Bruce Banner? Whaaaat?) I’m also nicknamed “Gilan” for a character in “Ranger’s Apprentice” 😛

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