|Put a nickname within quotation marks or parentheses
on its first appearance:
Michael "Nick" Nichols
Capt. E. J. "Scotty"
or Capt. E. J. (Scotty) Gall
Walter J. (Wally) Hickel showed me
Wally told me ...
When the nickname is well-known, the
given name need not appear at all, nor are quotation marks necessary:
Billy the Kid
See also TITLES OF PERSONS.