Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive. ~Thomas C. Haliburton
The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers. ~Marshall McLuhan
A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man. ~Author unknown, quoted by William Hazlitt
Why, can you imagine what would happen if we named all the twos Henry or George or Robert or John or lots of other things? You'd have to say Robert plus John equals four, and if the four's name were Albert, things would be hopeless. ~Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Names are an important key to what a society values. Anthropologists recognize naming as 'one of the chief methods for imposing order on perception.' ~David S. Slawson