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Subject: Source of Short Forms ??
Author: Marc   (guest)
Date: February 12, 2002 at 6:29:33 PM
Good Day,

What is the origin of the short forms i.e. how do they come to be ?

For example how is Bill (or other forms such as Billy) related to William ? Bob to Robert ? Jack to John (remember Kennedy)? These, and many others are not obvious. Short forms like Ted to Theodore, Rob to Robert, Mike to Michael, etc. are obvious.

Let me know.

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