[LMB] Sasha OT:

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Nov 1 15:23:13 GMT 2010

On 11/1/2010 8:24 AM, Katherine Collett wrote:
>> Bill for William, Dick for Richard, Peg for Margaret... Anglophones
>> >  have no business whatsoever considering shortened names in other
>> >  languages weird.;)
> Also, in the even weirder department, Daisy for Margaret, Polly for Mary
> ... are there others?

I've read that some of these were designed to fit old names into a 
requirement to be "Christian".   But I've seen a lot of British and 
Aussie abbreviated words that made no sense to me.

In Spanish, Jaime (Jimmy) is short for Diego.

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