What's in a Nickname?

Posted: Feb. 7, 2003

In high school he was known as “STAT,” Suns broadcaster Tom Leander refers to him as “The Original” and Suns.com columnist Joe Gilmartin simply calls him “The Kid.” Now Amare Stoudemire has thousands of new nicknames.

With people around the league talking about the Suns' rookie, Suns.com asked fans to submit their nickname suggestions for Stoudemire, who is on pace statistically to have the best debut season ever for a player coming directly from high school to the NBA at 12.8 points and 9.1 rebounds a night. More than 3,500 of you sent in your ideas, which we will be sure to forward to the forward himself.

The following is a sampling of 500 of the more unique and creative suggestions submitted.

100% Amazing
50 Cent
A-Brick
A-Bomb
A-Dawg
A-Diddy
A-Load
A-Mart
A-Star
A-Stoud
A-Stud
A-Tank
A-Train
Admire
Advantage
Air Child
Air Express
Air Fresh
Air Kid
Air Mail
Air Stat
Air Young
All Fuel
Amare Dunkemire
Amare the Great
Amare The Safari
Amareconda
Amaregeddon
Amazing Amare
Amiracle
AS
Astounding
Atari
Atomic Dog
Baby Boy
Baby Moses
Baby Shaq
Bad News
Badd Newz
BeAware
Best Buy
Big Block
Big City
Big Deal
Big Money
Big Show
Big Smooth
Big Time
Blaze
Blink
Bones
Boots
Box Car Amare
Boy Wonder
Busta Jam
Butter
C4
Captain Crunch
Catch 32
Census
Chief
Class Act
Clean your clock
Combo
Control Freak
Cookie
Court Justice
Crap Shooter
Crazy
Cream
Credit Card
Crunch Time
Da Big Bang
Da Bomb
Da One
Dead End
Delivery Man
Desire
Diesel
Dogg
Double Dragon
Double Trouble
Dr. Amire
Dr. Dunk
Dr. Stat
Dunk Nasty
Dunkaholic
Dunkalicious
Dunkamire
Dunkaroo
Dunkathon
Dunkster
Dunkzilla
Dynamic Dawg
Dynamite
E=MC Square
Eclipse
Eighteen Wheels
Elevation
Engine Powered
Evidence
Exodus
Fear Factor
Firestarter
Flash
Flow
Flying 32
Franchise
Freak Nasty
Freakzilla
Free Show
Frequent Flyer
Fresh
Fresh Air
Full Tank
Full House
Fully Loaded
G Money
Gate Keeper
Gentle Giant
Get Out
Gone Postal
Grand Finale
Grown Man
Hammer Man
Hang Man
Hard Time
Head Hunter
Heavy Metal
Heavy Steel
High energy
High Flyer
High Gear
High Hop
High Rise
High Roller
High Tide
High Voltage
High Wire
History
Hitman
Hocus Pocus
Home Land Security
Hot Power
Hungry Man
Imagine
Jackhammer
Jam Blaster
Jam Buster A
Jam Master S
Jedi
Jolly Giant
Juice
Junior
Kid Dunk
Kid Monster
Kid Rock
Kid Sensation
Kid Stat
Kid Thunder
Kingpin
Kodak Man
L'il Stoud
Last Chance
Law and order
Leader
Legacy
Lethal Injection
Little Diesel
Lone Star
Lord of the Rims
Machild
Mad Dog
Magician
Main Attraction
Man Handler
Man of Slam
Manimal
Manster
Mars
Massive Impact
Matrix Reloaded
Midnight Express
Miracle
Mirage
Missing Link
Money
Monsta
Monsta Jam
Monster-Mire
Moses, Jr.
Mountain Man
Mr. Amazing
Mr. Basketball
Mr. Big
Mr Dream
Mr. Electricity
Mr. Emplosion
Mr. Facial
Mr. Freak
Mr. Heatwave
Mr. Hurt
Mr. Hustler
Mr. KO
Mr. Perfect
Mr. Right
Mr. Security
Mr. Skills
Mr. Slam
Mr. Steady
Muscle Man
My Point
My Time
My Turf
Nasty
Natural Born Athlete (NBA)
Neo
New Glove
New Magic
New Stuff
Next
Nickel
NightMare
Nightmire
No Warning
Orange Crush
Pac Man
Phenom
Phoenix Finnest
Platinum
Poster Boy
Poster Maker
Power Child
Power House
Power Surge
Power Tool
Problem Child
Quality Inspector
Real Deal
Reflex
Reign Boy
Replay
Rip
Rising
Risk Taker
Rocket Man
Royal Stuff
Rude Behavior
Scarecrow
Security Breach
Shadow
Shaka-BOOM
Shaq Lite
Sharpshooter
Shine
Shot-a-mire
Show Stopper
Showstoppa
Showtime
Silent Thunder
Sir Swat-A-Lot
Sky
Skyscraper
Skywalker
Slam Air
Slam Man
Slammamire
Slammer
Smash
Solar Energy
Solo
Special Delivery
Speed Bump
Speed Trap
Spider
Spider-Man
SportsCenter
Stampede
Star Mart
Stat Monster
Static
Stats
Stock
Stoddie
Stomper
Storm
Stormie
Stoud
Stoudefire
Stoudeflyer
StoudeMonster
Stoudmahal
Straight Nasty
Stratos
Stratosphere
Structural Steel
Stud
Stud Man
Stud-emire
Stunner
Sudden Impact
Sugar Bear
Sun Burn
Sundance Kid
Super Amare-O
Super Kid
Super Nova
Superfly
Superman
Supreme Court Justice
Swatamire
Sweet Stuff
Sweet Tooth
Systematic
Tank
The Alarm Clock
The Almighty
The Amare Truck
The Amazin' Blazin' Youngsta
The Animal
The Assailant
The Atomic Blast
The Authority
The Axe
The Bang
The Bank
The Bear claw
The Beast
The Beloved
The Big A
The Big Deal
The Big Fly
The Big Heat
The Big Secret
The Bigger Ticket
The Blueprint
The Bone Collector
The Boss
The Brute
The Bully
The Crush
The Cure
The Cypress Crush
The Dare
The Deal
The Deceiver
The Demolisher
The Demolition Man
The Destroyer
The Destruction
The Difference
The Dish
The Dominator
The Element of Surprise
The Entertainer
The Explosion
The Exterminator
The Exterminator
The Facade
The Factor
The Ferrari
The Finisher
The Flavor
The Force
The Freak
The Future
The Game
The Genesis
The Genetic Freak
The Gift
The Gifted
The Graduate
The Hammer
The Heat Wave
The Helicopter
The Hulk
The Human Highlight
The Hunter
The Hustler
The Impact
The Impossible
The Inevitable
The Intimidator
The Iron Giant
The Jamanator
The Jammer
The Judge
The Kid
The Light
The Locomotive
The Machine
The Madness
The Maestro
The Magnificent
The Main Event
The Majestic
The Man
The Man Beast
The Manager
The Marvel
The Mask
The Match
The Matrix, Part 2
The Menace
The Monsoon
The Monster
The Nature Boy
The Next Big Thing
The One
The Original
The Paradigm
The Paragon
The Phoenix Phenom
The Pick
The Poster Factory
The Powerhouse
The Prankster
The Predator
The Presence
The Presentation
The Prodigy
The Producer
The Product
The Professor
The Projector
The Prototype
The Punisher
The Reactor
The REAL Answer
The Real Deal
The Realist
The Reaper
The Reason
The Remedy
The Revolution
The Rising Sun
The Rock
The Rocket
The Rook
The Royal Flush
The Sensation
The Shield
The Show
The Showstopper
The Sixth Element
The Skillet
The Sledge Hammer
The Smoothie
The Specimen
The Star
The Statement
The Storm
The Story
The Stoudent
The Stuff
The Stunner
The Sun of all Fears
The Sunsation
The Sunshine Kid
The Super Natural
The Surgeon
The Surreal Deal
The Tax Man
The Tornado
The Total Package
The Twister
The Untouchable
The Wall
The Whale
The Whopper
Thor
Thrasher
Thunda
Thunder Cat
Titan
TNT
Too Much
Top Dog
Tornado
Trapper
Tree Trimmer
Triple Hit
Turbo Time
Unstoppable
Vortex
Warrior
Wheels
Whirlwind
Whiz Kid
Wide Load
Wild Thang
Windex
Windex Man
Wow
X-Factor
Young A
Young Blood
Young Thunda
Youngstar
Zeus