Old American Nicknames

Submitted by: svetaohio 10 years ago in Misc
http://www.cslib.org/nickname.htm

Not too many have remained popular over the past couple hundred years.
There are 55 comments:
Female 275
did you notice some of the girl names? (obedience, submit). it really tells you a lot about that time period.
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Male 59
lol
richard= dick
jajajajaj
that made me
lol for reals
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Female 878
Cuthbert?
That`s just cruel.
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Female 324
wow lots for my name lol .. everyone uses my full name though, never had a nickname.. apart from `smelly` :-D
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Female 428
I`ve never had a nickname. Hehe, Sally?
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Female 48
Prudence - Puss ??

Waitstill. Interesting name.

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Female 191
Hey! Mine`s there (Cindy, Lucy, for Lucinda)
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Female 576
oh & jenny for geneviere?
that is horrible.
jenny is a hideous name,
and geneviere is pretty.
i would kill someone if my name were geneviere & they called me jenny.
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Female 576
fanny for nathaniel.. not right.

a lot of these just don`t make sense...

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Female 818
Hey ItMakesToast, if you find a guy with the last name Waffles, see if he has a brother :D
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Female 2,552
..cool?
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Female 103
Paha!

I think I`d marry a guy with the last name "Waffles." And I`d have a daughter named "Experience." It would be an awesome name.

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Female 761
I almost always call people by their full names, even if they have a nickname. Unless it really makes them mad. I called my friend Christopher once and he went nuts.
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Male 148
I dislike nicknames unless they sound nothing
like the original name.
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Male 318
Richard = Dick

COME ON!!!

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Female 1,832
I agree with baggboy, I mean come on, really ....
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Male 165
I have never been called Dob or Dobbin, nor would I want to. Robert is just fine with me...
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Female 681
that was a bit pointless
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Female 26
I feel really sorry for the women that were named Obedience or Submit. :)
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Male 1,066
im glad no one calls me CHUCK.

geez.

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Female 818
Also, hay mi name`s there woot.
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Female 818
The next time I meet someone name Robert, I am entirely calling them Dobbin.
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Female 1,025
azubah? wtf kind of name is that?
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Male 67
why would any1 think this was interesting
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Female 61
Uh . . . ok. And that point of that was?
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Female 667
I`m naming my first son Obediah, but we`re gonna call him Dyer o:-)
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Male 577
every girl whos name is Abigail call themselves Abby
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Female 177
HA HA

MY FAVOURITE HAS GOT TO BE:

FANNY=NATHANIEL!!!

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Male 330
My future kids are going to kill me when they find out where their names came from.

Hehehe...

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Male 19
heh heh Epaphroditus sounds like an STD
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Male 869
Meh...
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Female 88
Sandy for AlexandER? That would suck. but a lot of those nicknames I always hear with those proper names. whatever.
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Male 132
wow, that got boring on like the second name down
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Female 550
The nickname for Martha is Patsy. How weird is that?!? Don`t know who thought of that one - lol. By the way, my name isn`t Martha - I was looking at all of them
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Male 560
This was kinda lame.
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Male 995
So David Hasselhoff was all day inside Christopher??
Disturbing...
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Male 2,720
WOW is MOM upside-down.
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Female 78
Sandy - Alexander?
Disturbing.
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Female 525
my fav is bob =D
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Female 313
Epaphroditus? I feel sorry for the guy... what a strange name...
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Male 59
what is the point in having a nickname for John? especially when its Jack :S
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Female 56
My fiance`s brother was going to be called Nathaniel. I don`t think he would`ve appreciated being called Fanny, though.
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Female 63
Hm. My name`s only nickname hasn`t changed much. "Emmy" - yech. I hate that name. XD So glad no one calls me that.
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Female 254
My friend`s name is Abraham... I call him "Ham" or "Hammy". Seems the best shortened variation.
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Female 338
I actually kind of like Micajah.
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Male 155
I know an Alexander but we call him Alex.
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Male 994
Most of these are still used.

Not fully but nicknamed

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Female 100
Great, that gave me name ideas for my future offspring—
Constantine, Faith, Isis, Erik, Zarvox, Augustine, Lucretia.
Or maybe not Zarvox.
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Female 690
So did parents have to pick a name for their kids where they liked the nickname as well?
Jenny for Jane? What`s the point of a nickname that makes your name longer.
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Male 779
People call me Bill.
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Male 506
Most of these names are in tv shows.
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Female 28
I`m so glad my parents never refer to me by any of the nicknames listed for my name. -.-;
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Male 570
first... my name is Jared by the way.
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Male 570
lol, i wonder what mine would be...
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Female 61
Link: Old American Nicknames [Rate Link] - Not too many have remained popular over the past couple hundred years.
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