My hair was pretty short & blowdried straight during most of my school days, until the eighties that is when big hair was the fashion anyway: so no nicknames there.
I did get called lion-head a couple of years ago but in a kindly teasing sort of way & it didn't stick.
U.K curly

2C/3A Wavy Whirly & Curly Twirly.
Golden brown with highlights.
Low poo: Dr Organic, L'Oreal Everpure.
Conditioner: Dr Organic Argan Oil, Boots Coconut & Almond.
Leave In: Dr Organic, Boots,.
Gel: JF Frizz Ease, Umberto Gianni.