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Date: 07/06/07 02:05 AM

55 Responses to Old American Nicknames

  1. Profile photo of svetaohio
    svetaohio Female 18-29
    61 posts
    July 5, 2007 at 8:54 pm
    Link: Old American Nicknames - Not too many have remained popular over the past couple hundred years.
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:09 am
    lol, i wonder what mine would be...
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:12 am
    first... my name is Jared by the way.
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    mistressaya Female 18-29
    28 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:15 am
    I`m so glad my parents never refer to me by any of the nicknames listed for my name. -.-;
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    robofish Male 13-17
    506 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:18 am
    Most of these names are in tv shows.
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    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:19 am
    People call me Bill.
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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:21 am
    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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    Dark_Entries Female 18-29
    100 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:28 am
    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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    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:37 am
    Most of these are still used.

    Not fully but nicknamed

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    IceWater Male 13-17
    155 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:49 am
    I know an Alexander but we call him Alex.
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    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
    338 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:56 am
    I actually kind of like Micajah.
  12. Profile photo of Jilana
    Jilana Female 13-17
    254 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:58 am
    My friend`s name is Abraham... I call him "Ham" or "Hammy". Seems the best shortened variation.
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    Kaoriel Female 13-17
    63 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:59 am
    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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    choccay Female 30-39
    56 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 3:29 am
    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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    baggyboy Male 13-17
    59 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 6:35 am
    what is the point in having a nickname for John? especially when its Jack :S
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    Ditas Female 18-29
    313 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 7:40 am
    Epaphroditus? I feel sorry for the guy... what a strange name...
  17. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 10:21 am
    my fav is bob =D
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    sharpieminix Female 13-17
    78 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 10:26 am
    Sandy - Alexander?
    Disturbing.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 10:37 am
    WOW is MOM upside-down.
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    AGit Male 30-39
    995 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 11:18 am
    So David Hasselhoff was all day inside Christopher??
    Disturbing...
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 11:42 am
    This was kinda lame.
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    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
    550 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 11:48 am
    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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    conqdequeso Male 18-29
    132 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 11:49 am
    wow, that got boring on like the second name down
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    driftalways Female 18-29
    88 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 11:50 am
    Sandy for AlexandER? That would suck. but a lot of those nicknames I always hear with those proper names. whatever.
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 12:06 pm
    Meh...
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    jackbazurk Male 13-17
    19 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 12:41 pm
    heh heh Epaphroditus sounds like an STD
  27. Profile photo of DBtG
    DBtG Male 18-29
    330 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 12:52 pm
    My future kids are going to kill me when they find out where their names came from.

    Hehehe...

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    *Crazy Dude* Female 13-17
    177 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 12:56 pm
    HA HA

    MY FAVOURITE HAS GOT TO BE:

    FANNY=NATHANIEL!!!

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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
    577 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 1:01 pm
    every girl whos name is Abigail call themselves Abby
  30. Profile photo of gchimmel
    gchimmel Female 18-29
    667 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 1:26 pm
    I`m naming my first son Obediah, but we`re gonna call him Dyer o:-)
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    Astaria24 Female 30-39
    61 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    Uh . . . ok. And that point of that was?
  32. Profile photo of HHHBBB
    HHHBBB Male 13-17
    67 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 1:46 pm
    why would any1 think this was interesting
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 2:57 pm
    azubah? wtf kind of name is that?
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    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 5:54 pm
    The next time I meet someone name Robert, I am entirely calling them Dobbin.
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    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    Also, hay mi name`s there woot.
  36. Profile photo of Tegeno
    Tegeno Male 13-17
    1066 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 6:19 pm
    im glad no one calls me CHUCK.

    geez.

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    Forti Female 18-29
    26 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 6:48 pm
    I feel really sorry for the women that were named Obedience or Submit. :)
  38. Profile photo of kmuggee
    kmuggee Female 13-17
    681 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 8:04 pm
    that was a bit pointless
  39. Profile photo of Bert10099
    Bert10099 Male 13-17
    165 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 8:07 pm
    I have never been called Dob or Dobbin, nor would I want to. Robert is just fine with me...
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    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 8:54 pm
    I agree with baggboy, I mean come on, really ....
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    acdc_rocks91 Male 13-17
    318 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 9:25 pm
    Richard = Dick

    COME ON!!!

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    iamrobot13 Male 13-17
    148 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 9:45 pm
    I dislike nicknames unless they sound nothing
    like the original name.
  43. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 11:44 pm
    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.
  44. Profile photo of ItMakesToast
    ItMakesToast Female 13-17
    103 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 11:53 pm
    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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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    July 6, 2007 at 11:56 pm
    ..cool?
  46. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    July 7, 2007 at 3:29 pm
    Hey ItMakesToast, if you find a guy with the last name Waffles, see if he has a brother :D
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    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    July 7, 2007 at 3:50 pm
    fanny for nathaniel.. not right.

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

  48. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    July 7, 2007 at 3:53 pm
    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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    Juicy__Lucy Female 13-17
    191 posts
    July 7, 2007 at 6:35 pm
    Hey! Mine`s there (Cindy, Lucy, for Lucinda)
  50. Profile photo of quietone04
    quietone04 Female 18-29
    48 posts
    July 7, 2007 at 8:30 pm
    Prudence - Puss ??

    Waitstill. Interesting name.

  51. Profile photo of SiriusLives
    SiriusLives Female 18-29
    428 posts
    July 7, 2007 at 11:27 pm
    I`ve never had a nickname. Hehe, Sally?
  52. Profile photo of 1eleanor2005
    1eleanor2005 Female 13-17
    324 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 7:08 pm
    wow lots for my name lol .. everyone uses my full name though, never had a nickname.. apart from `smelly` :-D
  53. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    Cuthbert?
    That`s just cruel.
  54. Profile photo of atziluth
    atziluth Male 13-17
    59 posts
    July 10, 2007 at 4:02 am
    lol
    richard= dick
    jajajajaj
    that made me
    lol for reals
  55. Profile photo of whyaskwhy
    whyaskwhy Female 13-17
    275 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 8:34 pm
    did you notice some of the girl names? (obedience, submit). it really tells you a lot about that time period.

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