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Subject: Re: Fruity names
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: March 31, 2010 at 12:21:04 AM
Reply to: Re: Fruity names by Cleveland Kent Evans
Ah-ha! So that's the reason for Berry. Makes sense - I was mildly puzzled by American posters saying they wouldn't use Barry or Harry because they disliked Beary and Hairy until I said it out loud in my attempt at an American accent; and this must be .

I agree that Cheryl and Cherie have got nothing to do with Cherry from a scholarly perspective, but the looks and sounds are so close that I'd be surprised if Cherry didn't get used as a nn for Cheryl especially. But there isn't an oversupply of Cheryls right now. Interesting that Cherry predates the others.

Plum could be a nn for Victoria, I'm told.

Thanks!

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