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Subject: Nicknames
Author: lac   (guest,
Date: April 28, 2008 at 1:12:35 PM
When did it become common in English-speaking countries to give children nicknames ending in "y", "ie", etc.? In other words, when did nicknames like Annie, Johnny, and Maggie replace much older nicknames like Nan, Jack, and Madge? Did this trend originate in a non-English-speaking country? TIA.

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