March 20, 2009

Guess My Nickname?

Origin for nicknames. Have you ever wonder why Peggy is a nickname for Margaret and Bill for William? There is an explanation on how the nicknames started. I have seen a more detailed site with more deep explanation, unfortunately I cannot find that site. I still hope to find that site. There was a really good information. But Wikipedia has part of the explanation that I was looking for under "Nicknames for People" The most unusual nickname that I find amusing is "Dick".... Even famous actors use it. The first two links below explain the origin of the nickname.




Here are a few out of many lists around the web.

The White House Presidential Nicknames!

US List Of Presidential Nicknames

List of Baseball Nicknames

List of U.S. State Nicknames

Slang, Jargon, and Nicknames for Crystal Meth / Methamphetamine


Criminal Nicknames

NFL Names

Football Mascots

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