Quiz: Where Do These Nicknames Come From?
Want to make a nickname? No problem! All you need is a pair of name clippers. One quick snip turns Samantha into Sam and Jaxon into Jax.
At least that's how it works today. Once upon a time, nicknames were were less predictable. I recently wrote about some long-lost nicknames that transformed their source names with rhymes, contractions and more.
Today I'd like to look at a different group of nickname relics. These nicknames will be more familiar to you; some are even fashionable given names for babies today. What's lost is their nickname origins. See how many of these nicknames you can pin to their original formal-name sources.
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Daisy (Margaret; note that marguerite is French for daisy)