A familiar or humorous name given to a person, instead of or as well as the real name, is known as a “nickname”. These names say a lot about a person, they may come from an interesting experience or a funny story. Whether it comes from an inside joke within a small friend group or a childhood memory, these titles can stick…even if the person nicknamed likes it or not. Many popular nicknames walk around here at Helias that you might have heard of.
“Jonesburg” is a nickname given to Nate Jones by Lane Rose. This name came from a football bus ride. A sign on the side of the road said “Entering Jonesburg” and Lane shouted out, “Look Nate, we are entering your town!” From then on out the name stuck. And there you go, the school president Nate Jones is now referred to as “Jonesburg”.
Colton Ferguson has the nickname of “Ferg Pig”. During psychology class, around the time of November, Mr. Cooper gave him the nickname. Students got a good laugh and thought it fit.
“TDeeeezy”, also known as Trent Dudenhoeffer, or even “The Dude”, is a senior here at Helias Catholic High School. Sophomore year on the football field, a senior called out “TDeeeezy” towards Trent, he felt pretty cool so the name stuck. It is also his name on the social media websites, Twitter and Instagram, @TDeeeezy.
Jared Rackers was given a nickname by Nick Haslag. “Rack City”, was a nickname he was given, around the time that Tyga, a famous rapper, came out with the hit single, “Rack City”. This name came around sophomore year; Jared is now a senior. “I live in Rack City, I own It,” commented Rackers.
“RAGE” also known as Nick Breummer, is known for his speech at half time of a Parks and Recreation basketball game sophomore year. “Let’s get out there and RAGE!” were Nick’s exact words. The name stuck and to this day, the “RAGE” continues. That year, Nick’s team went on to an undefeated year.
These are just a few of the nicknames that walk the halls of Helias Catholic High School.
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Written by Slater Schrimpf