It would earn for its creator the sobriquet of “Tricky Dick.”
As the sigil of House Tyrell is a rose, the sobriquet is a play on her cunning and prickliness.
There is a report that some of his political foes, playing upon his initials, saddled him with the sobriquet of "Rat."
Also, a sobriquet for the white patch on a midshipman's collar.
He was a man of extraordinary learning, and received the sobriquet of Doctor Subtilis.
The sobriquet had hitherto been a mere shadow, a meaningless thing, to me.
Harrigan acquired this sobriquet on account of his ear for music.
The first glance at him reveals the origin of his sobriquet.
And his constant injunction "No smokin', sah," soon won him a sobriquet, Mexicans and cow-boys alike calling him "Smoky."
Working his will whithersoever he fancies, unseen, unknown but for his sobriquet.
1640s, from French sobriquet "nickname," from Middle French soubriquet (15c.), which also meant "a jest, quip," and is said to have meant literally "a chuck under the chin" [Gamillscheg]; of unknown origin (first element perhaps from Latin sub "under").