Bingo Nicknames

The list below shows the nickname of each bingo number with variants. Remember that no list is definitive and some nicknames may not make sense. If you are planning to make up a list of nicknames for use in a bingo hall or at home, choose the ones that most appeal to you.

Bingo play using nicknames persisted in British Bingo halls until faster computer draws replaced air-blown balls. This is a way of announcing or repeating the Bingo number drawn in a humorous way. In a crowded, noisy room, it also helps to confirm the number called.

The bingo game starts with the traditional call to attention: “Eyes Down”.

  1. Kelly’s eye, Buttered scone, At the beginning, Little Jimmy, Nelson’s column, B1 Baby of bingo
  2. One little duck, Baby’s done it, Doctor who, Me and you, Little boy blue
  3. Dearie me, I’m free, Debbie McGee, You and me, Goodness me, One little flea, Cup of tea
  4. The one next door, On the floor, Knock at the door, B4 Crowd says “and after”, Bobby Moore
  5. Man alive, Jack’s alive
  6. Tom Mix, Tom’s tricks, Chopsticks
  7. Lucky seven, God’s in heaven, One little crutch
  8. Garden gate, Golden gate, Harry Tate, One fat lady, She’s always late
  9. Doctor’s orders
  10. Downing street ( UK Prime Minister’s address), Cock and hen (rhyming), Uncle Ben (rhyming), Tony’s Den
  11. Legs eleven, Legs – they’re lovely, Kelly’s Legs Number eleven
  12. One dozen, One and two – a dozen, Monkey’s cousin (rhymes with “a dozen”), One doz’ if one can
  13. Unlucky for some, Devil’s number, Bakers dozen
  14. Valentines day
  15. Rugby team, Young and keen
  16. Sweet sixteen, She’s lovely, Never been kissed
  17. Often been kissed, Old Ireland, Dancing queen, The age to catch ‘em, Posh and Becks
  18. Key of the door, Now you can vote, Coming of age
  19. Goodbye teens
  20. One score , Getting plenty, Blind 20
  21. Royal salute, Key of the door
  22. Two little ducks (suggesting the necks of two swans), Ducks on a pond, Dinky doo, All the twos
  23. A duck and a Flea, Thee and me, The Lord’s my Shepherd (based on 23rd Psalm)
  24. Two dozen, Did you score?, Do you want some more?
  25. Duck and dive
  26. Bed and breakfast (traditional price was 2 shillings 6 pence), Half a crown (equivalent to 2 shillings 6 pence), Pick and mix
  27. Little duck with a crutch, Gateway to heaven
  28. In a state, The old brags, Over weight
  29. You’re doing fine, In your prime
  30. Burlington Bertie, Dirty Gertie, Speed limit (in built-up area, UK ), Blind 30, Flirty thirty
  31. Get up and run
  32. Buckle my Shoe
  33. Dirty knees, All the feathers, All the threes, Gertie Lee, Two little fleas, Sherwood forest (all the trees)
  34. Ask for more
  35. Jump and jive
  36. Three dozen
  37. A flea in heaven
  38. Christmas cake
  39. Those famous steps, All the steps
  40. Two score , Life begins at, Blind 40, Naughty 40
  41. Life’s begun, Time for fun
  42. That famous street in Manhattan , Whinny the Poo
  43. Down on your knees
  44. Droopy drawers, All the fours, Open two doors
  45. Halfway house, Halfway there
  46. Up to tricks
  47. Four and seven
  48. Four dozen
  49. PC (Police Constable), Copper, Nick nick, Rise and shine
  50. Bulls eye, Bung hole, Blind 50, Half a century, Snow White’s number (five-oh, five-oh..)
  51. I love my mum, Tweak of the thumb, The Highland Div[ision]
  52. Weeks in a year, The Lowland Div[ision]
  53. Stuck in the tree, The Welsh Div[ision]
  54. Clean the floor
  55. Snakes alive, All the fives, Double nickels
  56. Was she worth it?
  57. Heinz varieties, All the beans (Heinz 57 varieties of canned beans)
  58. Make them wait, Choo choo Thomas
  59. Brighton line
  60. Three score, Blind 60, Five dozen
  61. Bakers bun
  62. Tickety boo, Turn on the screw
  63. Tickle me
  64. The Beatles number, Red raw
  65. Old age pension, Stop work (retirement age)
  66. Clickety click, All the sixes
  67. Made in heaven, Argumentative number
  68. Saving grace
  69. The same both ways, your place or mine?, Any way up, Either way up, Any way round, Meal for two
  70. Three score and ten, Blind 70
  71. Bang on the drum
  72. A crutch and a duck, Six dozen, Par for the course (golf)
  73. Crutch with a flea, Queen B
  74. Candy store
  75. Strive and strive
  76. Trombones, Seven ‘n’ six – was she worth it? (the price of the marrige licence)
  77. Sunset strip, All the sevens, Two little crutches
  78. Heavens gate
  79. One more time
  80. Gandhi’s breakfast, Blind 80, Eight and blank, There you go matey
  81. Fat lady and a little wee, Stop and run
  82. Fat lady with a duck, Straight on through
  83. Fat lady with a flea, Time for tea, Ethel’s Ear
  84. Seven dozen
  85. Staying alive
  86. Between the sticks
  87. Fat lady with a crutch, Torquay in Devon
  88. Two fat ladies, Wobbly wobbly, All the eights
  89. Nearly there, All but one
  90. Top of the shop, Top of the house, Blind 90, As far as we go, End of the line