Q Do you have a nickname?

Rep. Corrine BrownCorrine BrownHouse Ethics panel opens probe into Corrine Brown House votes to restore Arlington burial rights for female WWII pilots House appoints negotiators for highway bill talks with Senate MORE (D-Fla.): “It’s Queen. [Former Rep.] Carrie Meek gave it to me. It’s said affectionately, sort of,” she says, laughing.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) explains, “I heard Carrie Meek refer to her as Queen Corrine. I think she went to Africa at some point and they did a ceremony to make her a queen. If you can’t be the king, then being the queen is a dominant force in the legislative process.”

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.): “As a kid, my great-grandfather called me Buck, my father called me Bo and my uncle called me Bub. All my peers called me Bo in those days.”

Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis GutierrezHispanic lawmakers face painful decision on Puerto Rico Frustration with White House builds in Hispanic caucus Puerto Rico debt relief faces serious challenges in Senate MORE (D-Ill.):
“Kiro. My dad came back from the Army and nicknamed me. He said he didn’t want me to be called Junior. Imagine — my mom still calls me that, [as do] my sister and my aunt. No one called me Luis or Louey.”

Rep. Bill Sali (R-Idaho):
“Weelow. I had a cousin who lived in Georgia who had a friend named Weelow Harris. He’d tell stories about him. Weelow got himself into sticky situations. They’d say, ‘You’re just like Weelow Harris.’ I never met him.”

Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeePelosi: ‘We must and we will bring back’ Nigerian schoolgirls Big bucks spent honoring lawmakers Black caucus treads carefully into Apple-FBI fight MORE (D-Texas):
“Cookie. It was a kid thing. My Uncle Charles nicknamed me that. There is no telling if I ate cookies a lot, but it ended when I got to secondary school.”

Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.): “My buddies called me Feen. They still do.”

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.): “Pablo. Just because it was just the way it was. Pablo was a stable boy, a character in a story. Just a regular country boy. He wasn’t a drunk or anything.”

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.): “My mom called me Twonker, from a book about a robot.”

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.): “Buster, because I was a Junior. There’s no easy nickname for Roscoe.”

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.): “When I was in high school, they called me Swede because I was Swedish. It was OK. Some people called me Ace. None of them were official.”

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.): “My middle name is Lance, so some of my friends used to call me Lance.”

Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.): “Not to be repeated. I played [football] with a rough group of guys.”

Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.): “I was a twin, so I’m just glad they got my name right.”

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.): “Suave. Debonair. Good-looking. The kids in the neighborhood used to call me Ack Ack.”

Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.):
“Candy. I used to be called Candy, but when I ran [for office], I thought it sounded a little too trivial.”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.): “Doc. I liked being the guy who carried the First Aid kit in Boy Scouts.”

Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.): “It’s the Filster, the Filibuster and Punxsutawney Phil.”

Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii):
“Mr. Wonderful. You haven’t heard that? Or … The Gym God.”

Rep. José Serrano (D-N.Y.):
“My family calls me Pito, short for Pepito, which is Pepe, which is a nickname for José. Ileana [Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)] calls me Pepito.”

Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark.):
Ralph HallRalph HallGOP fights off primary challengers in deep-red Texas Most diverse Congress in history poised to take power Lawmakers pay tribute to Rep. Ralph Hall MORE [R-Texas] calls me Mayor because of my name.”

Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.): “I had a nickname in college. [It was] Spike. I think on “Happy Days” Fonzi had a friend named Spike. I was a rough-houser.”

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho): “All my golf buddies call me Buddy. My brother and dad called me Moose. In dental school they all called me O.J., but that was when he had a good reputation. Later, in Blackfoot [Idaho], nobody called me that, which was good, because he killed his wife.”