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Never just call your child "Di". It looks incomplete, plain. It's best used as a nickname for Diane or Diana.
xsai  6/13/2011
This is my friend's nickname for Diana. In primary school, she used to get teased a lot, with children always saying something along the lines of: 'Die Di!'. Immature children ruin this as a name, so it would be better to use Diane or Diana instead of just Di, and call them Di. Also, Di doesn't sound very good on a grown woman.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2011
Never. This sounds as if you are telling someone to Die. If your name is Diane or Diana, go by Dee or Dede.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2015
It can also be a chinese surname usually in the form: 狄 (Dí). Notably from Emperor Huang Di and Di Renjie, an official of the Tang & Zhou dynasties. It was listed 108th among the Song-era Hundred Family Surnames.

狄 is composed of the radicals for "animal" (犭) and "fire" (火) and was used to describe barbarian tribes north of the original zhongguo.

Its Old Chinese pronunciation has been reconstructed as *lˤek and its Middle Chinese one as Dek.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Di_Renjie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Di_(surname)
https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=Di
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Di_(Five_Barbarians).
TanorFaux  8/4/2017

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