They've defined careers, molded reputations and set the sports world on fire with their creativity. They are the greatest athletic nicknames on Earth.
Birth names like Shaun White and Brian Wilson can only take a budding star so far before he requires a flipped script. There comes a time when birth certificates just won't cut it anymore.
Thankfully, the athletic realm has always been stocked with innovative minds who spend countless hours jotting down potential monikers for those athletes in need.
And the new batch of world-class talents are reaping the benefits.
After scanning the collection of today's sportspeople with nicknames, we've compiled the 100 best.
William "The Fridge" Perry would be proud.