Want to hear a cute story?
My fiance was a member of the SCA for over a decade. (For those of you who don't know, the Society of Creative Anachronism is a medieval-history recreation society with branches all over the world. Judging by Linus's stories, their primary aim is to hit each other repeatedly with very heavy sticks, after which they drink copiously. It sort of makes me want to join. But I digress.) Because Linus spent so many years in the SCA, he is intimately acquainted with various forms of medieval weaponry.
So about four years ago we somehow got on the subject of nicknames, and Linus promptly said that he thought a great nickname for me would be Bec de Corbin. Bec de Corbin means "Beak of the Crow" and refers to the medieval weapon pictured below: