What Is Your Navy Nickname?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What Is Your Navy Nickname?
Image: By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth G. Takada, via Wikimedia Commons

About This Quiz

The Navy is full of opportunities. It's not just about square-jawed hero types bashing the heck out of baddies. It's about support staff, engineers, the marching band, the cooks in the galley who keep everyone fed, and the doctors in the medical bay who patch up the injured. It's about military intelligence and codebreakers and scouts and submariners and pilots.

What you do in the Navy and how you do it will depend on your skills and your personality, as well as where you end up deployed and what sort of missions you encounter. You might have a chance to be a hero early on, or you might toil away in relative obscurity for years. You might spend a lot of time overseas or on the water, or almost none. 

The performance you turn in will combine with your personal physique, name, and background to give your comrades in arms everything they need to provide you with a nickname that perfectly sums you up. They'll do it with a little bit of joshing, a lot of affection, and some cod psychology that will often be at least as accurate as anything you'd get from a therapy session.

What is your Navy nickname? Let's find out!

Have you ever ended someone with your own hands?
Many times
I don't want to talk about it
No
Once

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Are you the arty one in your unit?
Nah
A little
Yes
I have my moments!

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Do others look up to you?
They don't dare.
No, but I don't want them to.
No, they probably shouldn't.
Yes.

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Do you have kids back home?
Not yet.
Yes, two.
Just one.
Three for me!

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Are you a gentle soul despite your line of work?
Nope
Very
A little
Not really

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Do you ever go outside the rules?
Not where anyone can see.
Only to save a comrade.
Only the small ones.
Of course not.

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Are you a good swimmer?
Very good, yes.
I'm above average.
Below average.
Excellent.

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Do you plan to go career?
Probably not but I'll put in my twenty.
I'll do ten.
One enlistment and done for me.
Absolutely.

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Are you handy?
In my way.
Not really, I'm too clumsy.
Very, yes.
Depends what with!

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Would you ever make anyone do something you wouldn't do yourself?
Probably not.
I might, if I simply didn't have the skills.
Yeah, I'm squeamish.
Absolutely not.

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Do you always lead the charge?
Often.
Every time they left me.
No.
I insist on it.

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Do you like getting medals?
Only the kind you can't display.
I admit it, I do.
I don't feel strongly.
Yes, they help when promotion time comes.

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How big are you compared to the average in your unit?
Above average.
Biggest.
Smallest!
About average.

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Have you ever stopped in-unit bullying?
No, I might have actually done some.
Yes, with a look.
Yes, with a joke (or a report).
Yes, with punishment.

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Do you have any field medical skills?
Not really.
I can carry anyone!
Yes, I'm good at all that.
I have a few skills.

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How do you spend your downtime?
Inventing new ways to kill a man with one finger.
Napping.
Making arty and crafty things.
Writing articles and reading military history.

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Are you the joker in the mess?
LOL, no.
No, I laugh along though.
Absolutely, class clown, me!
No, that's bad form.

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How many generations of military are in your family?
Just me.
Four for me!
Just two.
Back to 1776.

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How much do you love being in the military?
I love the killing, I really do.
I like some parts and dislike others.
Not too much.
With all my heart.

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Did you immediately get on with other folks in the unit?
Not at all.
Not immediately, but then I did.
Yes, I'm easy.
That was never my goal.

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Do you like your nickname?
I kinda do, actually.
I know they mean well, but I feel a little silly.
No, but I never let on.
Oy, yes.

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Do you get homesick?
Never.
All the time.
From time to time.
Only when I call my kids.

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Will you eat just about anything when you're deployed?
Yes, including things you wouldn't believe.
Generally.
No, I have standards.
I try not to.

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Do you think you're good for unit morale?
In a scrape, yes; in peacetime, no.
Yes, I make them feel safe.
Yes, I make them laugh.
Yes, I make them certain about the mission.

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How annoying do you find most war movies?
They're not bloody enough.
They're traumatizing actually.
They're super inaccurate.
They're good for public morale, so not at all.

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Where did you graduate in your class?
Second.
Middle.
I just scraped through.
Top, of course.

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Do you study military history for fun?
Parts of it.
Once in a while.
Nah, I know what I have to and no more.
For fun and for work.

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Does your nickname scare the folks back home?
It would if they knew it.
A little.
No, they laugh.
No, they love it.

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Which battle do you wish you'd fought in?
Iwo Jima
Guadalcanal
Midway
Battle of the Philippine Sea

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Do you prefer a support role?
Absolutely not.
I go where they send me.
Sure, that suits me.
I prefer to lead.

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