Anyone having a 'nickname' as we call them usually has some background that has evolved from some activity or other interest sometime during their past and a friend / mate has picked up on this then almost instantly pulled a phrase from thin air that reflects in some way on that particular activity or event.
My nickname came from a British TV programme many years ago and a workmate one day called me by a certain name from that programme and it stuck with me until the day I was made redundant from the factory we worked in..
'Happy days' !! as they were ...
AL, in UK
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