A cool nickname is a reflection of one’s badass aura. Most badasses acquire a collection of names. One of the marks of a great badass is when your real name becomes a badass nickname itself. Such badasses of legend include Chuck Norris, Clint Eastwood, and Bruce Lee.
For those somewhere shy of legendary status, who are seeking a badass name for themselves, there are two notable ways to proceed.
1) The Badass Way – This is the most badass method of getting a badass nickname.
Because a he understands Rule #1, a badass does not give himself an awesome name. To do so would be a severe breach of badassiquette. Instead, he projects his awesomeness onto the world and awaits the moment when his badass aura reflects back upon him in the form of a nickname. By letting others break the silence, he does not compromise his own badassery. This is how I came to be called Brick Wall and it is how you should get your badass nickname. Be patient, my friend. Awesome nicknames come to those who wait—and are badass.
2) The Other Way – This is the other way to get a badass nickname.
If you ignore badassiquette, and feel that having a badass nickname is more important than being a badass, then you may nickname yourself. You may live in your mother’s basement, but you will be called Thor. Take pride in having an powerful nickname. It is probably the most badass thing about you.
(Note: a legendary badass, having so much badassery to spare, may nickname themselves if they so choose.)