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Nicknames
A list of unique Saratoga nicknames of the mid 20th century.
Last First Nick Notes
A'HEARN WALTER BOLLY
A'HEARN WALTER TINKER
ABDALLA CHARLES TURK
ABRAMS MORRIS YONKEL
ADINOLFI MULLIGAN, MULLEY
ADINOLFI ANTHONY MOEY COW
ADINOLFI JIMMY BARBS
ADINOLFI VINCENT BARB
AGOSTA LOUIS BRODGIE
ALLEN CURTIS TWERP
ALLEN DOUGLAS AMBLE
ALLERDICE WALLACE SQUEAKY
ANDENNO JOSEPH THE FOX
ANDREWS CHARLEY STEAMBOAT
APRILLIANO CHARLES APPLES
APRILLIANO JOHN BEANSIE
ARMSTRONG ABE Born on Lincoln's birthday.
ARMSTRONG BEULAH BOO
ARMSTRONG HELEN FOO
ARPEI ANTHONY DOC (Died Sept. 1988)
ARPEI DOMINIC ZOINK
ARPEI THOMAS HARPO
ARPEY OINK
ARPEY JAMES SHOE-Y
ARPEY VINCENT TYRONE Always combing his hair, like a movie star.
ASHTON TOM BOOKIE
BALDWIN KNOBBY Had a bad arm.
BALDWIN CARL BUNKIE
BALDWIN STEWART STUPID STU
BALLARD LLOYD WONG
BALLESTRO INKY
BARRETT GERALD HOOPER
BEGNAL GEORGE HORNY
BENDON JAMES CHIEF
BENICIVENGA JOE BANJO No one could pronounce his last name. Proprietor of Banjo's Barber Shop corner of Elm St. and Oak St.
BENSON FRANCIS PEARLY
BENTLEY WARREN YUBA TUBA, YUBA for short Played the tuba.
BENTON ART BUGGER
BENTON JOE BUCKSHOT
BEYER FRED FRITZ
BOBOWIEC LADISLAUS BOO BOO
BOOK RITA READ-A
BRENNAN BILL GOUCHER (Pronounced Goocher)
BROGAN BOB BRIG
BRONSON CHARLES CHILI
BROWNSON EDWARD CHILI
BURGER CHARLES HAM
BURKE GEORGE ZAUK
BURKE LAWRENCE PEANUTS
BURRITT NELSON NERVOUS NELS, NIFTY, NINNY
BUSH FRED BULLET Was RR gate guard at Maple Ave.
BUTLER SARGE
CALLAHAN MARY HONEY
CAMARRO CHARLES CHUBBY
CAMARRO VINCENT WIMPEY
CAPERONIS JOHN LITTLE GREEK
CAPERONIS TOMMY BIG GREEK
CAPONE ANTHONY BROWNIE
CAPONE DANIEL J. SNARBY
CAPONE FRANCIS DICEY
CAPONE FRANK GANGSTER
CAPONE FRANK NOSES
CAPONE JOHN JOLO
CARBINE JOHN PEACH-PEAR Sold fruit at race track gate.
CAREY JOHN BEER JACK Beer distributor.
CAREY JOHN FAT JACK
CARPENTER FRED POLLY
CARR BOLLICKY
CARR HAROLD RACK Racked bottles at Saratoga Vichy Bottling Plant.
CARROLL BILL CHOPPAS
CARROLL FRANCIS FIRP
CARROLL WALT SCOM
CARUSONE CHEBALD
CASERTANO BEN GREENY
CHASE JOHN MOOSE
CHERRY JOHN CHOKE Uncle to "Shine" Cherry.
CHERRY JOHN SHINE Nephew to "Choke" Cherry.
CHERRY WALTER TINKER
CHIPERNO ANTHONY TADDY, TADPOLE
CHIPERNO DANNY CLIP
CHIPERNO PETER POKER CHIP OR POKER
CHIPERNO STEPHEN B. CHIP
CLARK GORMAN PORKY Very heavy.
CLARK RUFUS GRAFTY
CLINE CLINE Z. ZAC
CLOSSEN GEORGE DIPPER
CLOUGH CHARLES WINDY
COLAMARIA CHARLES CHISEL
COLAMARIA VINCENT NINNY, MAD MONK, or just MONK
COLANGELO JAMES RABBIT
COLANGELO LOUIS HONK
COLANGELO TONY LIMA (Pronounced Lime-a)
COLANGELO TONY LIMER (Pronounced "Lime-er") Drank Lime Rickies at DeRossi's
COLBURN SCUD
COLEMAN ALTON AL, POOCHIE, or POOCH
COLEMAN HARRY FRIDAY Sr. & Jr.
COLLINS JAMES REAP, or possibly REEP
COLLINS JIM TIGER
COLUCCI PHIL RIP
COLUCCI PHILLIP SKIP
CONNERS BILL SUZIE
CONNERS JAMES FLASH
CONNERS KATHERYN DIXIE Used to spend time in Florida going to school.
CONNOLLY LUKE R. PODGE
COREY JOSEPH SLUGGER
COREY WALTER QUNICE, LOUIE THE QUINCE Was trying to read in French, and pronounced Louis Quince "Louie the Quince."
CORNELL WALTER SCRUBBY
CORONA ANTHONY BABE Home run hero of School #1.
COVELL FRANK OOGIE
COVKIN SAM Pessimistic Sam, Sam the Sandwich Man Worked at the Adelphi Grill, also manager of Joe's Bar & Grill on Phila St. Gloomy.
CROOKS JIM MOSE
CROOKS TOM BUBBLES
CUDNEY SHERRILL BUNKY
CUMMINGS JOHN SATCH
CUMMINGS ROBERT J., JR. JEEP
CUMMINGS WILLIAM CHICK
CUNNINGHAM ROSE ROUNDHOUSE ROSIE
D'AGOSTINO PHIL GAWGS
D'ANDREA DOMINIC RED
D'ANDREA FRANK DEMSKY Used to bet a "dimesky." (Deceased 2/29/1996)
DAGGS EMORY PAPPY
DARRAH PO
DARRAH RALPH BOOBAH
DAVIS EARL BUCKY
DAVIS GEORGE H.Y.W. STINKY
DAVIS JAMES PUNCHY
DeGEARO PAUL PALLUCH
DeGREGORIO GUS HERMIT
DeGREGORIO JIM LITTLE BAU BAU
DeGREGORY LOPEZ
DeGREGORY AUGUSTUS RUFUS
DeGREGORY FRANK COOKOO
DeGREGORY VINCENT HONEST JIM
DeGREGORY, JR. VINCENT VINCE THE PRINCE
DEHN CHARLES DUDE
DeLORENZE WHALEY
DeLORENZE CEYLAND P. STANCE
DeLORENZE TOM SKY HIGH Bet sky high.
DelVECCHIO HORSE
DelVECCHIO JIM MURPH
DelVECCHIO JOHN PERKINS
DeMARCO LAWRENCE J. BIRCH Barber.
DeMARTINO ANNA MA Cook at Ma DeMartino's Restaurant, 79 Ash St.
DeMATTEO AUGUSTUS, GUS JU JU
DeMATTEO LOUIS (?) DYNAMITE
DEMETRAS DUMBO
DEMTRAS TOPSY
DeROSSI ALPHONSE FONZIE, SANS Lost his eyebrows in a gas explosion on Division St. ("Sans eyebrows")
DeROSSI FELIX GEEK
DeROSSI FRANK FROG
DeROSSI JAMES GYPSY
DeROSSI JIM SLIPPERY JIM
DeROSSI MARIO MUTT
DeROSSI PATRICK PUSH
DESIDORO ANDREW GUMPS, JOHN GILBERT Looked like the movie star John Gilbert.
DEUEL CLEMENT CLEM, SENATOR
DEUEL JOSEPH E., SR. CHOWDER, SARATOGA JOE Once ate 38 dozen clams. Died 10 May 1997
DeVIVO FRANK TARZAN, TARZ
DeVIVO JOSEPH PIGEON
DeVIVO MIKE ANGE
DeVIZZIO TONY DONALD DUCK
DIAMOND JAMES, JIMMY DIAMOND JIM
DiVESTO NICHOLAS BLACKIE
DOHERTY BEANS
DOHERTY BILL WHIPPER
DOHERTY KATHRYN MYERS (Died Jan. 25, 1988) TAD SHS "famous" class of 1910, & "Whipper's" mother.
DOMINICK ALBERT EEF
DOMINICK BENJAMIN COCK-EYED BENNY Had a crooked eye.
DOMINICK FRANK HOT Was a good 3rd baseman, the hot corner.
DOMINICK JIM FLICKER, also WHIFFER Was a pitcher.
DOMINICK JOE CHAM
DOMINICK JOSEPH CRAZY JOE
DOMINICK PETER BLARE
DONAHUE JOHN LABBY
DONEY HAMILTON HAM
DORSEY FRANCIS, SR. SPOT
DUNLAP BARNES STRETCH
DUVAL IRENE CHUB
DUVAL JOSEPH COMMODORE
DWYER FRANK J. SLUGS Put slugs in slot machines.
DWYER JIM PUSSY FOOT, PUSS
EBY EILEEN STARCHY
EDDY BILL KELSEY
EDDY CECIL ZONNY
ERNST JOSEPH DUTCH
EVANS ALBERT CHIC
EVANS CEDRIC CESSPOOL Because he was deep & had a certain air about him.
EVANS FRED SHEDDIE
EVANS MRS. RAYMOND (EVA) MA
FAIOLA WARREN GOODY
FALLICK ABE, ABRAHAM BROOMY
FAMIANO ANTHONY BANANAS
FARENELL MELLIO, JR. BUCK
FARONE ALFRED FRIENDLY FREDDIE
FARONE ALFRED J. CHINNY
FARONE ALPHONSE FRENCHY
FARONE ANNE PETE LEGGETT
FARONE FAUST FRECKLES
FARONE JOHN JOCK
FARONE LOUIS J. DOC
FARONE LOUIS J., JR. BUNNY
FARRARA DAN SLIM Brother to Tony & Mike Farrara.
FARRARA MIKE SLIM Brother to Tony & Dan Farrara.
FARRARA TONY SLIM Brother to Dan & Mike Farrara.
FARRELL JACK WHISPERING JACK Could speak only in a whisper.
FARRELL WILLIAM FLEA HOP
FARRIER JEANNE DOLLY
FARRIER RUTH BABE
FARRARA CARL BOBO
FERRARA ANTHONY SLIMMY
FISHER ANTHONY, TONY RAUCHY
FLANAGAN EDWARD J. FLIP
FOLTS JOSEPH SLICKER JOE
FOY JOHN BEE
FRANCO JAMES PETE A BOO
FRITH DAVID SQUIRE
FRITH NORMAN CORN
FUSCO ROBERT SCOOP Was a reporter for the Troy Record & Assn. of Reporters.
GALE BILL WINDY
GARANT JOHN HAYBAG
GARANT PETE ROOTA
GAYLORD ART PUFFY
GOLDBAUM MILTON ZOOKIE
GOLDSMITH IRVING LITTLE AUGIE, now AUGIE
GOLDSMITH MORRIS MOOSH
GOLDSMITH NATE MOTHER Owner of Mother Goldsmith's Restaurant.
GORDON LAWRENCE CHEESY "Did some things for Doc Farone."
GORHAM WILLIAM GUMSHOE Delivered subpoenas and telegrams
GORMAN BILL JIGGS
GRANDE GEORGE RED
GRANGER JAMES BRICK
GRASSO JOE JELLY
GRAVES CHARLES BUSTER
GRAY GOOSEY
GREEN BERT CLASSY
GREENBERG DAVID NYAH-NYAH Waiter at Joe's Delicatessan on Phila St.
GREENWOOD RALPH GRUNT
GROFF HOWARD DUNGER
GROFF TRUMAN HYPER
GROLLEY MURDOCK
GUERRIERO GENNARO JERRY THE FRUIT Had a fruit stand.
HALEN GERALD TOE NAILS Podiatrist.
HALL DOROTHY DIT, OR THE When called upon in school for an answer, all she could come up with was "the."
HALPIN GEORGE HATS
HANDY GEORGE BRICK
HARRINGTON JIM SHAMUS
HARRINGTON PAUL SLOPPY
HARRIS DONALD LAD Son of Leon.
HARRIS LEON DAD Father of Donald.
HAWTHORNE GUY BLONDY
HAWTHORNE JACK CURLY
HAYES MARGARET CHILI
HAYS BILL SMOKEY
HAZARD LULA TUDY
HERRICK ED HUNGRY
HODGES MARY JANE SHUG, as in SUGAR Female
HOGAN JAMES SHANTY
HOLDEN HERBERT DUSTER Was a barber.
HORTON CHARLES CHUBBY Was not fat.
HOWE JAMES TRIGGER
HOYT NELSON HIKER He used to walk across town to see his girlfriend - from near the hospital to Pinewood Ave. vicinity.
INGMIRE GARDNER BUD
INGMIRE HASKELL SKIP
INGRAM JOHN CHIS
ISOLDA ANDREW PALO (pronounced pay-lo)
ISOLDA DOMINICK HONEY, HUNDY
IZZO DUCAS
IZZO MARIO COOCHY
IZZO MICKEY MICKEY MOUSE About 4'6", could go into sewers.
IZZO TOM ITCH, ITCHY
IZZO TONY OCH (Pronounced "Ock")
JAMES BILL JESSE
JAMES L. FOSTER STUBBY
JENNINGS CIDER
JENSEN BRUCE YUTCH
JEWETT CHARLES CUPPY, CUPCAKE
JORDAN LUCHI
JORDAN FRANCIS HAHSIE
JORDAN JOSEPH JOCKEY JOE
KILMER CLARENCE B. III BO, now BEAU
KING CARLETON COOKIE
KING EDWARD ALBERT SONNY
KING FRANCES BERTHA DOLLY
KING JOHN SHEP
KING LEHMAN CHARLES DANIEL BUBBY
KING ROBERT EMERY STUBBY
KIRKPATRICK GEORGE BUBBY
KMEN HENRY CHINK
KNAPP CLARENCE NUGGY
KNOWLTON FLOYD CHUD
LA BELLE FRANCIS JOCK
LABELLE GRUMPY
LAMBERT ALPHONSE FONZIE
LAMBERT DOMINICK SCRAPPY
LAMBERT JOSEPH (Died 1/30/1988) BEEZIE
LANDRY PHILIP FLANNEL Had a soft voice.
LANFEAR ED SHEIK
LANFEAR JAMES TINNY after TIN CAN
LANFEAR MAYNOR FATS He was skinny.
LANZARA ALBERT SCABS
LEGGETT DONALD GEYSER DICK, WHITEY "Geyser" because "The Geysers" was where his home was, and "Dick" for well-known gambler Richard Canfield. (Leggett was a gambler.) "Whitey" due to white/blond hair.
LeMAY BERNARD PUTT
LEO ALBERT L. SR. JUGI (Joo-gee), JUGE (Joog)
LEVO ALBERT TUFFY
LINCOLN EARL ABE
LONGO GERALD JETTY
LOOP ALEX LOOPHOLE THE LEGAL EAGLE, LOOPHOLE for short. He talked like a lawyer.
LUCAS JAMES SHAB, SHABBY, SHABBY SHOES
LUCAS PATRICIA TWEET
LUCAS WALT RUBEN THE RED BIRD
LUCAS WILLIAM BROADWAY BILL
LYMAN LOONEY
LYONS BILL BREWSTER
LYONS BILL SPERRY
MAC DONALD MARY ANN TOOTIE
MACKEY BOB TRUCK
MAGLIONE JOSEPH JIGGS (father)
MAGLIONE JOSEPH JIGGS (son)
MAHAR ALTON PIE
MALCOLM MABLE DIBBY
MALLERY ADDISON WHITEY
MANGINI ANTHONY BIG SQUASHY
MANGINI FRANK LITTLE SQUASHY
MANGINI JOSEPH BOSSY
MANGINI ROCCO SKUNK Lived out Excelsior Ave.
MANGINI SYLVESTER ESTIE
MARK JOHN CHA CHA
MARK JOHN HOT JOHN
MARTINEZ THOMAS LITTLE MOE
MARTINEZ THOMAS J. THE MOLE
MARTINO TOTE
MARTINO JIMMY CHON GEE
MARTINO TONY HONG LONG
MASTROPASQUA NICK ALPHABET
MAYS ERNEST JR. MASSA, BUDDY
McALLISTER JIM SQUIRREL
McCARTY JOSEPH WHITE HAT
McGHAN WILLIAL BURGLER, BURG
MEEHAN JOHN SPIKE
MIGLUCCI PETE THE WAXER Worked at Ed Taylor's ski shop.
MIGLUCCI PETE KNUBBY
MIGLUCCI RALPHIE HARPO
MILLWARD WILTON OZ
MINER LESTER J. LA
MISURELLI VINCENT FEETS
MITCHELL ROBERT VALLEY BOB Brother to Tricky Willie.
MITCHELL WILLIAM TRICKY WILLIE Brother to Valley Bob.
MONCSKO ALTHEA BILLY
MORIARTY DANIEL DISH
MORRISON CHARLES MO
MORRISON WILLIAM SCOTCHY
MOSKOS GEORGE LARG (hard "g")
MURPHY BILL TAXI CAB
NAPOLETANO NAPPY
NATALE ANTHONY BALDY
NATALE ANTHONY TOTO
NATALE DANNY FISH
NATALE FRANK SPIT
NATALE JAMES JINGLES
NATALE JOE DES
NATALE JOHN CAKIE
NATALE LOUIS DUKIE
NELSON JOHN JOCK
NOLAN JOHN JASPER
NOONAN ROBERT OR BOB NEEDLE Slender.
O'BRIEN WILLIAM GOBSTICK Played the clarinet.
O'DEA JOHN DASH
ORTON MARIAN BULL DOG
PARMENTIER JOHN CHIZ
PATTEN EDWARD TUT
PENNEL ANTHONY MOPPIE OR MOPS
PEPPER VICTOR RED "That's a hot one!" He has red hair.
PERRY GENE CINDERS Resident of Saratoga Co. Farm
PETTIGREW WILLIAM WACKY
PHILLIPS BILL WHIRL
PHILLIPS GENE TUBBY
PHILLIPS PAUL IPS
PINTO ANGELO FATTY
PINTO CARL BRUTUS
POMPAY ANTHONY SONNY (Rhymes with "on")
POMPAY AUGUSTUS M. LEGGY
POMPAY JOHN SHACKEY
PROVO NATALE DUKE
RETZLAFF ALVIN BIG AL, DON CORLEONE
RETZLAFF JEAN TOOTIE
REYNOLDS JOHN RIP
RHODES GARRY SPEEDY
RHODES WALT DUSTY
RICHARDSON MRS. MARY ROBBINS MA, MAR School teacher in 1940s, 1950s.
RICHMOND BOB CHILI
RISORTI CARL BUGS
RISORTI CARL RESORT
ROBINSON BILL (?) SCUM
ROBINSON PAUL PERKY Worked for Stewart's Dairy; Perky Milk named for him.
ROOHAN JAMES SLEDGE
ROOHAN MARGARET PEPPIE
ROSSER JOHN BANJO
ROUILLARD WARREN WIKI (WICKY)
ROWLAND BARBARA BIG BEE
ROWLAND FRANK T. JIGGER Ran Arcade Liquor store.
SADLER EDWARD BUD
SALMON CLEMENT LINK
SANSIVERI TONY BRUISER
SAUNDERS BOB TOBY
SAUNDERS TOM LIPPER
SCAVONE FRANK CHICKIE
SCAVONE JOE PIP Small man.
SCAVONE JOHN HAWKIE
SCHALLEHN JACK SPIT
SCUDERI JAMES SKUNK
SCUDERI JIM SKUD
SCUDERI JOSEPH GRAMPS Looked old at 12.
SEAMAN SQUEAKY
SEXTON JOHN SKIPPER
SIGSBY W. GORDON JAKE
SIMONE JOHN LEMONS
SMALDONE ANTHONY BOWIE (Pronounced "Boo ey)
SMALDONE ANTHONY BULL DOG
SMALDONE CARL CARPS
SMALDONE DANIEL OINK
SMALDONE JOE PIG EARS JOE
SMALDONE JOE SISSY "But he was no sissy!"
SMALDONE JOHN PARSON
SMALDONE RALPH FARMER
SMALDONE ROBERT MOON, TOJO
SMITH CHARLES LIPPER, LIVER
SMITH GEORGE MOON
SMITH HARRY SOFTY
SMITH STANLEY COOKOO
SMITH STANLEY MODO
SPINELLI ANTHONY SPINNY
SPINELLI JOHN CHAT
STANFORD VIRGINIA FUZZY
STEVENS ALBERT HOP CITY, HOP for short
STEVENS LOUIS LIPSTICK LOUIE
STIASSNEY ALFRED KIKEY
STICKLE DAVID VanRENSSELAER RENS, DINK
STONE ANTHONY TAPPY
SWARTFIGURE JOHN DUTCH
TALLMAN EARL BOOTS
TALLMAN EARL PETE
THOMAS WALTER B. HAPPY Ran Happy Thomas's Lunchroom.
TOOMEY GEORGE JIGGS
TRAMANTANO FRANCIS TEDO (Pronounced Tee-do)
TRAVERS LEONARD POWDER RIVER KID, or POWDER
TRYON CLARENCE KEEP ON, KEEP for short
TURNEY LE ROY LADDY
UVEGES CARL HAP
VAN DORN BOB BRIDGEY Played favorites & when they didn't win said "I'm going to jump off a bridge" -- a "bridge jumper." Also someone who switched bets.
VanRENSSELAER CHARLES MAYOR
VEITCH DONALD BEERSY
VERRIGNI JERRY ROCKY
VERRO DOMINICK KILLER
VonSTEEL MARTIN BUNNY
WADE WALT SPIDER
WAKEHAM BERTRAM LOCK 'EM UP
WALBRIDGE ROY DEACON
WALDRON HAROLD SHEEKY
WEISS PHILLIP FILTHY PHIL
WENTWORTH GEORGE BULLET
WHITNEY CORNELIUS VANDERBILT SONNY
WILDY WARREN F. RED
WILHELM FREDERICK AUGUST UNK
WILLIAMS KEN CIRCUS
WILLIAMS MARGARET ALICE CHILI (female)
WOODCOCK HAROLD STUBBY
WOODWARD JEAN WOODY Now Jean Retzlaff.
WOOLLEY EDGAR MONTILLION MONTY or THE BEARD Noted stage & movie actor from Sar. Spgs.
PERFETTO THERESA TOOTSIE
PERFETTO MARIE DAISY
ARPEI MALCOLM BUTCH
ARPEI MADELINE SISTY