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Bethczar

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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2011, 09:04:20 PM »
Slightly OT: I've always wondered how D_ck became short for Richard. Anyone know?

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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2011, 11:06:19 AM »
How did Peg/Peggy become a nickname for Margaret?
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2011, 01:27:23 PM »
How did Peg/Peggy become a nickname for Margaret?
I would think it's the same as Mary = Molly = Polly. Margaret = Meg = Peg/Peggy

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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2011, 02:12:28 PM »
This isn't trans-Atlantic, but in my husband's home country, nicknames are all kinds of hilarious to your average American.

For instance, we've tossed around the idea of naming a future son "Alexander."  Rather than the typical nickname "Alex" (which I would expect), chances are good all of my in-laws would nickname him "Lek-lek."  I think my husband actually knows someone who goes by that nickname, come to think of it.  He also has a cousin of some sort who goes by "Kiki" (short for "Nicholas").

Then there's the tendency to call people "Boy" or "Girlie" or similar even when they're white-haired with grandchildren.

It's really interesting seeing how different countries are likely to nickname a person, but it seems pretty safe to say that every country has some hilarious conventions. :)


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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2011, 03:22:00 PM »
It is not so common as, for example, in Russian, but some names do get shortened:

Jacob - Jass
Alexander - Sass
Juhan - Juku
Anastasia - Naali
Elizabeth - Elts

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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2011, 04:10:20 PM »
Slightly OT: I've always wondered how D_ck became short for Richard. Anyone know?

I think it is Richard --> Rich --> Rick --> D_ck

I will say it is rather odd to call your boss by his first name, when he goes by D_ck.
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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2011, 08:27:50 PM »
Slightly OT: I've always wondered how D_ck became short for Richard. Anyone know?

I think it is Richard --> Rich --> Rick --> D_ck

I will say it is rather odd to call your boss by his first name, when he goes by D_ck.
Oh, I forgot about Rick. Ja, that makes sense.

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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2011, 08:46:22 PM »
For Charles, I have heard Chip, Charlie, and Chuck.
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« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2011, 09:39:36 PM »
Somehow all of the males in
My grandpas generation got called Hank including Grandpa.  I never understood it.  They had names like William, Gregory, Gabe, Joseph, Theodore, and Nicolas.  Nothing even started with a H.

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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2011, 12:22:42 AM »
For Charles, I have heard Chip, Charlie, and Chuck.

And Chaz.

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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2011, 02:19:08 AM »
It is not so common as, for example, in Russian, but some names do get shortened:

Jacob - Jass
Alexander - Sass
Juhan - Juku
Anastasia - Naali
Elizabeth - Elts

Interesting - what language is this?  I've never heard these.

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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2011, 07:26:10 AM »
Pretty much any male name starting with B or D in Australia will be shortened to Bazza or Dazza. Same with any female names with C, K or Sh = Cazza, Kazza and Shazza.

Or - male names will suddenly have an O on the end - Davo - Bobbo - Kaneo.

Odd.

I was a 'Kenno'.

My other nickname was wombat.

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« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2011, 07:35:45 AM »
Pretty much any male name starting with B or D in Australia will be shortened to Bazza or Dazza. Same with any female names with C, K or Sh = Cazza, Kazza and Shazza.

Or - male names will suddenly have an O on the end - Davo - Bobbo - Kaneo.

Odd.

I was a 'Kenno'.

My other nickname was wombat.
Not Wombato?

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« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2011, 07:50:09 AM »
Pretty much any male name starting with B or D in Australia will be shortened to Bazza or Dazza. Same with any female names with C, K or Sh = Cazza, Kazza and Shazza.

Or - male names will suddenly have an O on the end - Davo - Bobbo - Kaneo.

Odd.

I was a 'Kenno'.

My other nickname was wombat.
Not Wombato?

No that was the Japanese exchange student.

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« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2011, 08:06:25 AM »
It is not so common as, for example, in Russian, but some names do get shortened:

Jacob - Jass
Alexander - Sass
Juhan - Juku
Anastasia - Naali
Elizabeth - Elts

Interesting - what language is this?  I've never heard these.

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