sephjnr: I_C_Weener: Jack Kennedy from John Fitzgerald Kennedy?Indeed. I never considered 'Jack' to be a nickname for 'John', It makes more sense being short for 'jackson'.
Sybarite: I've always found the origins of diminutive names interesting. I remember reading that a few of the odd ones in English come from the fact that the indigenous population in Britain had trouble pronouncing the hard "r" sound in a lot of the names that Normans brought with them. That's how we get Dolly from Dorothy, Maggie from Margaret, Babs from Barbara, etc.
eltejon: sephjnr: I_C_Weener: Jack Kennedy from John Fitzgerald Kennedy?Indeed. I never considered 'Jack' to be a nickname for 'John', It makes more sense being short for 'jackson'.As in Jacque. The French equivalent of John. Bugged me for a long time too. Still... what's the point of using a nick name that is the same length as the original?
Grapple: But where the hell do you get "Peggy" from "Margaret"??? Explain that one, Mr. Science.
Pick13: How do you get Bill from William?
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