PUSSERS NICKNAME INDEX

We're sure there are more out there than we have here and we will slowly add to our list for the world to see.

SURNAME NICKNAME
BACON Crispy
BAILEY Beetles or Pearl
BELL Dinger or Daisy
BENNETT Wiggy
BRAY Donkey
BROWN Bomber
CASSIDY Hopalong
CLARK Nobby
CRABB Buster
DAVEY Jack
DAY Doris
DONALD Ducky
FORD Henry
GALE Windy
GORDON Flash
GRANT General
GRAY Dolly
HAYES Gabby
HIGGINS Henry
HILL Windy
HOGAN Ben or Hec
HOLMES Sherlock
HUDSON Rock
JAMES Jesse
JONES Spike or Casey
KELLY Ned
KENNEDY Crash
KERR Peggy
KIRBY Rip
LANE Shady or Lois
LEACH, LEECH Buck
LEE Dixie
LEWINSKI Monica
LIVINGSTON Doc
MARSH Swampy
MARTIN Pincher
MILLER Dusty
MILLS Timber
MOORE Pony
MUNRO Darby or Marilyn
MURPHY Spud
O'NEILL Peggy
OAKLEY Annie
PARKER Nosey
PATTERSON Banjo
PAYNE Whacker
PERKINS Polly
RAY Manta or Sting
READ, REID Pricky
REYNOLDS Debbie
RHODES Dusty
ROGERS Buck
RYAN Buck
SMITH Smouch
SNOW Frosty
STEEL, STEELE Rusty or Stainless
TAYLOR Squizzy
TURNER Topsy
WATERS Muddy
WATSON Doc
WHITE Knocker
WILLIAMS Bungy
WILSON Tug
WINTERS Shelley
WITHERS Googie
WOOD Timber
WOODS Slinger
WRIGHT Shiner

 

In addition, there are some nicknames given to sailors which have no connection whatever to their surname but rather to their physique or some other quality.  Some are:

NICKNAME MEANING
Blue A red-headed person
Bones A very slim - even skinny person "all skin & bones"
Bones A sickbay tiffy
Curly A curly-headed person
Curly Also, on the negative, a straight-haired person
Dutchy Of Dutch extraction or any Dutch name
Lofty A tall person
Paddy An Irishman
Scottie A Scotsman
Shorty A short person
Slim or Splinter A slim, usually also tall person
Tubby A somewhat overweight, usually also short person