The Estate of Sonny Liston, have all rights to the Name, Likeness and Image of Sonny Liston. We are the boxing side of the family that called him Sonny. Geraldine coined the name Sonny. She called him Sonny. That was her nickname for the man she considered to be “The love of her life”. Before he was called “Sonny”, he was known as Charles Liston.