Post by DavidK Post by Anne B
I don't like names which are abbreviations or pet names derived from
real names. Hence I don't like the name Archie.
Are Annie, Barry, Carrie, Ernie, Fanny, Fenny, Gary and Harry all on
Yes. Also Maggie, Billy, Jimmy, Johnny, Sandy, Jenny, Ginny, Nellie,
Willie, Lexie, Hughie, Minnie, Bunty, Cissie, Molly, Polly, Dolly, Jack,
Jackie, Tommy, Davie, Charlie, Andy etc etc etc
I should perhaps clarify that when I say I don't like such names, I mean
that I don't like them being bestowed as a formal name on a birth
I have absolutely no problems with abbreviations and pet names being
used informally. If a friend or relative likes being called by one of
those abbreviations or pet names, that is absolutely fine.