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Bail Bonds and Nicknames: What’s in a Name?

Monday, August 12, 2013

strange nemesDoes the name make the man (or woman) or does the man (or woman) make the name?  That has been an age old question for some folks, and not an easy one to answer.  It is like the chicken and the egg question…which came first?  Neither?  Both?  See it is not an easy answer.  At the end of the day, we think the name probably helps make the man (or woman) a bit more than the other way around.  For example, if your parent named you Steve or William, there is a pretty good chance that you would go through life without getting into too much trouble.  Maybe you would become an accountant or something.  On the other side of the fence, if your parents named you Spike or KnifeBlade, you would probably go through life a little differently than Steve or William.  You might be an MMA fighter or maybe a nightclub bouncer.  Okay…we aren’t really serious about these names and professions, but we are just trying to make a point that sometimes people have the craziest names and you just have to wonder, what they or their parents were thinking.  We definitely thought that when we saw this next story about a criminal named Ulysses Corwin Nevermissashot.  While you might laugh at this name or think we are making it up…please know that we aren’t.  In fact, Mr. Nevermissashot was just arrested for robbing a bank in Quilcene, Washington.  He is currently be held on a $50,000 bail bond.  Read the original story below.

While Nevermissashot is definitely a strange an uncommon name, it is just another in a long line of interesting and strange criminal names/nicknames.  If you go back in time, you can come up with some pretty good ones.  Below is a list of some of the most notorious names and their associated nicknames.

  • Al Capone                        Scarface (not Antonio Montana…that was just a movie)
  • Charles Luciano              Lucky
  • Charles Arthur Floyd      Pretty Boy
  • Dan Clifton                      Dynamite Dick
  • Edward Teach                Blackbeard
  • George Nelson               Baby Face
  • Harry Longabaugh         The Sundance Kid
  • Henry McCarty                Billy the Kid
  • Jean David Nau              Flail of the Spaniards
  • John Gotti                        The Dapper Don
  • Joseph Bonanno             Joey Bananas
  • Otto Berman                    Abbadabba
  • Robert Franklin Stroud   The Birdman of Alcatraz
  • Robert LeRoy Parker       Butch Cassidy

What is the strangest nickname (criminal or not) you have ever heard?

Original story: Ulysses Corwin Nevermissashot is bank robber's real name

Written by: Eric Granof