According to the People, the nickname is 'hated' by Cressdia "and she has asked pals to stop using it".
His work policing the Recovery Act earned him the nickname “Sheriff Joe,” jokingly bestowed on him by Obama.
Like her Jersey Shore cast members, SallyAnn Salsano has a nickname that everyone calls her, SA.
His nickname in Afghanistan was ' Bullet Magnet,' after all.
He embraced it, like the nickname “Killer,” and he fed the rage with drugs as required: Every audience demanded its dollop.
The idea of your swelling around the country and petting yourself with the nickname of Givenaught—intolerable humbug!
His parentage was obscure, and he was generally known only by his nickname of Professor.
He grew widely known in the neighborhood under his nickname.
After a joyous ramble, 'Ockley's nickname still sticks to him!'
So I think they gave him the right sort of nickname when they called him "the Toyman."