Vinny gives nicknames to all the members of his “organization.”
He’s a natural. He can always find the one name that sums up a person’s past.
So if you meet a pickpocket named “15 Fingers Lewis” or a big bruiser named “Tommy Sandwich”, you know there is a story behind those names.
Not always a happy story though.
Just ask Vinny’s assistant, “Joey Cakefeet”.
Every time someone calls his name, you can see the pain in his eyes, and the memory of a long ago ruined birthday.