I recently started my first novel, Cream City Hustle, a personal finance thriller set in Milwaukee. I’m looking for a good name (nickname) for the antagonist, a would be drug kingpin. Any suggestions? I’ll be sure to give a shout out in the Acknowledgements to the person that comes up with the chosen name when the book is published.

I plan to offer updates as I make progress. Look for a preview of the first paragraph or two next week. I look forward to getting reader feedback.

This is the working book cover…

Cream City Hustle Cover - Full Size

Blogger-in-Chief here at RetirementSavvy and author of Sin City Greed, Cream City Hustle and RENDEZVOUS WITH RETIREMENT: A Guide to Getting Fiscally Fit.


  1. I would go with Ace.

    Hell you can throw my name in Ced haha.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Ced. I’ve got some good suggestions so far. I have already developed the character and written a lot of material involving him. Once the name is selected, I will just go back and fill in the holder name. Actually, at this point it is just XXXXX. Take care and I hope you continue to check back for future updates. I’m looking to do a second update in about two weeks.

  2. Caine, short for Cocaine.

    • Ahhh. I like it. The name would go nicely with where I plan to take the story.

  3. Set in Milwaukee. Hmmm.

    Carl “The Eraser” Johnson
    Vinnie Nelson
    Lefty Anderson
    Mustang Jones
    Nuke Smithson
    Quin Cooper

    I’m not very good at this. I’ll quit now.

    • Good stuff, Wade. The Eraser could work, particularly considering where I plan to go with the story. I’m giving some thought to Montana. Perhaps the antagonist is a fan of Scarface and sees himself as a Tony Montana.

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