As an old fart who left the RN before many of you young thrusters were born I have a question. In my day it was the norm that most of us ended up with a nickname, this was used to such effect that Christian names of many oppos were unknown. We had the likes of Crash Evens, Buster Brown, Smudge Smith and the like. We also had nicknames which referred to our bodies, normally taing the piss. I was Slim and my mate was Twiggy, we were both porkies.Similarly a short guy would frequently be called Lofty and yes you've guessed that the Tall guy would be Shorty. So in todays navy are nicknames the norm or the exception? Has P.C. eliminated the nicknames that take the piss? Are you happy with the nickname you have either been given or possibly earned?