Ras Mykkal and SJD World are at it again! The two have teamed up to release their third book, Nicknames: How you got your nickname. A novelty book that dives into the stories behind the interesting ways Bermudians have a substitute name.
Ras Mykkal photographed and interviewed all the people, while SJD World worked on the layout and design of the book. Former Member of Parliament, educator and author Dale Butler wrote the foreword. He is also the author of the first book on Bermuda nicknames.
The book includes a brief history of forenames, surnames and common nicknames, but the stories behind how Bermudians earned their nicknames are the real prize.
There is a beautiful cross section of Bermuda’s people: from Somerset to St. George’s, male and female, famous public figures, as well as a few of the infamous, and the common folk on the street. With the loss of Bermudian icons like Allan “Forty” Rego, Ernest “Country Wild Rabbit” Holman and William “Cheese” Ray, this is sure to be a collector’s item cataloguing a unique part of Bermuda’s culture. Nicknames is on sale for $50 at Bermuda Book Store, Brown & Co and People’s Pharmacy.