Everybody has a nickname.
And as Howard learned on THE BIG BANG THEORY, nicknames are usually assigned to you rather than something that you come up with yourself. His nickname, if you hadn’t heard, is “Froot Loop”.
As for more famous people, sometimes nicknames are assigned not so much due to a personality trait or other quirk, but more for necessity or privacy reasons.
The President of the United States is often given a unique codename or nickname – not because it’s so hard to say “George”, “Obama”, or “The President” – but rather because it’s easier and faster to say something else (“Trailblazer”, “Renegade”).
How cool is it that Ronald Reagan’s nickname was “Rawhide”? We bet that he was just tickled over that. Even the Presidential kids get into the game with their own codenames, based on the first letter of the parent’s code name — hence “Riddler” or “Rosebud”. Go look ’em up – you’ll see what we mean.
So with all that, HEADLINE NEWS decided to whip up their own SECRET SERVICE CODE NAME GENERATOR.
Entering in our first and last name, it ends up that our Secret Service Code Name is either “Magenta”, “Salsa Picante”, “Fodder”, or “Myrtle Beach”.
We don’t think that we’ll be getting any Secret Service agents repeating our name into their walkie-talkies anytime soon.