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Find your passion for hockey
Although it may be difficult to start developing a love for hockey today, you can still find ways to enjoy this sport. Look into teams of various types, strengths, and ages.
Whatever team you are interested in, know that they will have games at different times with different styles of play. There will also be practices during the week.
You do not need to spend hours practicing if you want to get involved. Simply showing up is what counts!
Certain sports tend to encourage people to play more often. More practice means better skills and improved enjoyment of the game.
Playing pick-up soccer or basketball is an excellent way to put your athletic skill set to use, while having fun without scheduling anyone else’s schedule around you.
These are great ways to meet new people and form friendships that last a long time. Also, by playing pickup ball, you’re almost guaranteed a clean break from any teammates who might be too busy practicing their next tournament to play with you.
By being able to connect with people on a personal level, you’ll end up enjoying the season much more. Plus, anything that gets you out in the community is a good thing.
Become a fan of a team
There’s an old saying in hockey, “You can be famous all you want, but will anyone ever care about your feelings?
Find out who you root for. Who are your favorite players/teams? What makes you go crazy cheering them on? Figuring out what songs get you excited is another way to find someoneyou might like.
Also, going to games is a great way to meet other fans. Maybe set up a group outing or watch game days so people can jump into watching games.
This is also a good chance to learn more about the sport. Find out how and when games are played, who their biggest stars are, and which teams are most popular.
Watch games to get inspiration
Most hockey players have unique names that you may not know, like Henrik Lundqvist or Ryan Callahan. There are many reasons for people naming their kids funny names; one of them is simply because they want to.
Many parents name their children after favorite movies, artists, heroes, athletes, or celebrities.
You can also look at the world around you to find a nickname. Are there foods with weird names in your area (zucchini, spaghetti, taco bell, potato)? Maybe you could add “weird” to your nicknames list.
Are there drinks in high demand — coffee, water, tea? Why don’t you try making jokes about it being bad for you — maybe giving yourself a drink “drinking death”? This is also a good time to joke about other drinks. Does anyone really call this delicious green juice a latte? Plus, how healthy is raw spinach?
Finally, think outside the box when coming up with a nickname. Don’t just use math concepts such as x = y + z to come up with an acronym. Try having a conversation with someone to see if they would prefer you call them by name instead of using a typical response tag.
Think of funny nicknames
Don’t get cute nickname ideas from movies or magazines. Make your own, or choose something that you like. One of the most popular names is “homer” (you can add an ‘e’ at the end to make it female).
People use pet names when they feel comfortable and close with each other. A friend of yours may call you his/her homer or sugar baby.
These are fun terms that have special meanings for the people who name them. No one forces you to give yourself a silly nickname; however, once you do, you will find others asking how you got it. It will also come in handy if you want to name your next kid(s)!
How to make a man outshine you — show men what they don’t have. They love it when you try harder than them at something.
How to make a woman outshine you — see Rule 1. Also, women love being needed – we need to take care of each other. That’s why teams always play together as singles before playing as pairs.
Guys can be pretty brutal towards girls who try too hard, which is probably why many of us struggle to succeed. When we see someone we know has tried very hard to win her teammates’ respect, she might not stand much of a chance.
But all it takes to be successful is trying really hard. If you
Create a fake name and use it for inspiration
The most common reason people create hockey nicknames is to make fun of someone else’s nickname. This can be hard to do, because you have to know the person well to get inside their head.
If you make a joke about another player, they might just ignore you. It takes a while to build trust in order to try this type of thing.
Also keep in mind that some players are very sensitive and might take your comment as a attack or insult. Don’t assume things about other people; talk to them. Once you start talking to them, you will understand why they have the nickname they have.
Try coming up with a different nickname for yourself. Maybe you are known by another moniker but not too many people (unless you choose).
You can also look at sports teams and see if there is a character named after you who has a nickname. For example, everyone calls Troy from the Lakers ‘the Ghost’ because he tends to disappear then show up later down the stretch.
Look at other teams for inspiration
Don’t make random assumptions! Before you pick out a name that will be your hockey nickname, do some research to see if there is a standard or better way to go about it.
Many people choose team names based on how they sound- often making fun of opposing players or games through descriptive titles.
However, this can backfire and create an uncomfortable environment for yourself in the locker room and on the field. If you want a different brand of football, then don’t ask why someone else’s nickname is similar; sometimes things are just meant to be.
Also, most sports coaches (especially at higher levels) prefer athletes to play on familiar terms, unless you have a really good reason. Namely, does he know you well enough? Will she accept his apology? These are questions that need to be answered with another yes.
At the end of the day, you decide if you plan to call yourself something along these lines; but keep in mind that others may have ideas of their own for what your name should be.
Finding a balance between who you are and how you present yourself takes all around. Trust me, you don’t want to put yourself into a situation where you feel like you’re trying to fit a mold that’s never been filled before.
And lastly, avoid titling yourself online until you establish a base level of familiarity and acceptance
Make a nickname your own
When you make up a hockey nickname, you have to start with your name. Pick a part of your name that you like and love, and turn it into a cool nickname.
Look at some awesome nicknames my friends came up with. Then try coming up with one for yourself!
(Disclaimer: Names have been changed to protect the innocent.)
Danielle’s nickname is ‘Atomic Firework’:
Julie’s favorite nickname is ‘Big J’:
My name is Carrie and I come up with all kinds of crazy names:
For years, everyone called me ‘The Prude’ or simply ‘Prute’. Finally, my friend Big J joined the team and we turned it into ‘P-Bomb’ — he made a funny joke about my middle name (Brannock). People still call me ‘the P-Bomb’ but I know now that it’s because they think it’s hilarious.
Keep in mind the overall look
There is a big difference between being creative and being ridiculous. If you are going to come up with your own hockey nickname, try really hard not to be too funny or out there.
Having a crazy name is one of the things that sets you apart from everyone else’s team (even if it is just you). It is something that people remember for years because it is so unique.
However, don’t think for a minute that makes you have to forget about your team and its pride. Believe me, athletes know how tough it is to replace a jersey name and logo.
Pride is an important part of any sport – especially hockey. Having a cool new nickname is great, but making it known is even better. Don’t make fun of other teams names, keep conversations positive and work on getting around the community to get recognized.
Being recognizable is very important both inside the game and outside of it. Without recognition, it will be difficult to grow your fan base and become more popular.
Come up with another name to represent your nickname
There are several ways to come up with a hockey nickname. If you like the word or phrase that represents your nickname, then use it.
If you want a nickname that reflects your love of ice skating, the sports rules will help you get one!