View Your Friends' Nicknames in iOS Instead of First and Last Names With 'Nickname'
For those of you that like to refer to your friends by specific nicknames instead of their first and last names, a new jailbreak tweak has dropped into the Cydia store today called Nickname
by iOS developer Malcolm Hall. The tweak will basically replace all of the name labels in iOS with their nickname instead, so you see their nickname in notifications rather than their first and last name.
Nearly the same result could be accomplished by simply putting the contact’s nickname where their real name goes, but then you run the risk of not remembering the true name of the contact. In addition, your contacts list becomes all unorganized when you have first and last names getting mixed up with nicknames. Nickname is a tweak that allows your Contacts application to remain organized while still giving you access to the ability of having a nickname for your contacts everywhere else in iOS.
The nickname of your contact goes right under the real name of the contact, where the company field would usually be. If you leave this field completely empty, the tweak will show the contact’s first and last name as usual. This is good for people that you don't give nicknames to. The advantage of nicknames include being able to talk to people without the people around you knowing who you are communicating with and the ability to include personalization of your contacts.
When you set a nickname for a contact, their nickname will appear any time you are in the middle of a call with them – whether it’s incoming or outgoing, in the favorite contacts list, from message alerts – whether text message or iMessage, in the Messages application thread view, and in the conversation view of a text message. The convenient support for showing the nickname all throughout iOS makes the tweak feel complete and makes it feel natural for iOS.