Names that COULD be shortened to nicknames, but you don't think of the nicknames automatically? :)

I don't know if it's just me, but there are some names that I hear that COULD be shortened to a nickname, but I just don't think of one automatically.

For example:

When I think Zachary, I think "Zach" automatically

But when I think Jacob, I DON'T think "Jake" automatically... I also DON'T think "Jacob Black."

What names is it like that for you? ... or is it just me?



November 15, 2012 8:58 PM

Almost anything that has multiple possible nicknames, for me.  The big exception is "Richard", just because both "Dick" and "Chard" are such uncommon nicknames for it (although "Dick" used to be quite common).