Pet Names
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Besides the names given fans' autos and miscellaneous property like cameras and typers, many fanzines have been given affectionate nicknames, which Speer says help give the contents "personality". These are usually corruptions of a syllable or two from the original name, or Demolishisms: for instance, SaL, LeZ, Ap’, FA, "-", Warp, Ret, Oops, Mopsy, Celsy, Q; namely Sweetness and Light, LeZombie, Aporetta, The Fantasy Amateur (OO of FAPA), Hyphen, Spacewarp, Retribution, Oopsla, Matters of Opinion, Excelsior, and Quandry.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
Besides the names given fans' autos and miscellaneous property like cameras and tripewriters, many fanzines have been given affectionate nicknames, which help give the contents "personality". There are usually corruptions of a syllable or two from the regular names; Madge, Nell, Fanny, Mickey, Tommy, Sally, Lovy, Fay, Leo, Tizzie, Di, SaL, Squeaky, LeZ, Warbul, Vom, Susie, Neppie, Horace, Fido, Espie, Mopsy, and Beulah.