Nah, from my perspective I've never gotten into names that fans give players. The "First initial plus first three letters of last name" thing was original the first time it was done. After that, it was over-done although I always thought that J-Fly would have been a great nickname for Jonny Flynn
I'm happy to refer to guys by their initials, or whatever nicknames they have in real life, or even their real names. That's just me.