Book To Be Published On Bermuda Nicknames

September 6, 2016

Author, historian and former Minister of Culture Dale Butler has revived his 1995 and 2009 search for Bermuda nicknames, and has received a number of entries for his book entitled The Book of Bermuda Nicknames, which he hopes to launch in December.

Mr. Butler is making a last minute appeal for you to submit any that you may know. He said that while he is keen on getting the first name, nickname and surname, in that order, you can also submit just the nickname if all else is not known. If you know how they received the nickname you can also send that to him at ddbutler@logic.bm.

Mr Butler holding a list of nicknames at this weekend’s book signing event:

Dale Butler-001 holding nicknames sept 16

While most countries have nicknames, Mr. Butler feels that based on our small population, Bermudians have the most. Some of his favourites include, “Nine Eggs”, “10 Cakes”, “Joe Dollar”, “Strombolie” and “False Hair”, to name but a few.

Mr. Butler indicated that while many people call him “Fishcakes,” he has two other nicknames and “you will have to get the book to find out what they are.”

The deadline for submitting your names is September 19th.

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  1. REAL bermudian says:

    How submit names…. got pure

  2. Factual says:

    “Kerp Clea”r

  3. wahoo says:

    Should be interesting….there are people better known by their nicknames than their real ones! Don’t forget Weatherbird. Why do they call them “nick” names anyway

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      Wikipedia explains it as follows: “The compound word ekename, literally meaning “additional name”, was attested as early as 1303. This word was derived from the Old English phrase eaca “an increase”, related to eacian “to increase”. By the fifteenth century, the misdivision of the syllables of the phrase “an ekename” led to its reanalysis as “a nekename”. Though the spelling has changed, the pronunciation and meaning of the word have remained relatively stable ever since.”

  4. I have some great names for you, Ernie Burt, 10 Cakes , Race Head, Walter Bird , Bird’s Nest , Big Trees , Little Trees, Rooster , One Foot, Goat, Potty , Gippo , Big Head , Gombay , Baby Thomas ,Snot, Slippery Dick , Joe Burner , Under pants , Kissy Boy ,Fish , Cement , Bra , Killer , Nickey , Flash .

  5. The Original Truth™ says:

    I’VE GOT ONE!

    Sell Out