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How did bing crosby get the nick name bing?


When 6, neighbor Valentine Hobart gave him the nickname. A featured character in the comic "Bingville Bugle," Bingo, was pear-shaped with bulging ears, like the young Crosby. Hobart started calling Crosby “Bingo from Bingville.” Before too long, the nickname was shortened to just “Bing.”

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