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Posted: 9/30/2005 4:25:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 4:25:15 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
John Kennedy=Jack Kennedy

If their name's John call them John not Jack.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:27:57 PM EDT
I don't know, why do people named "James" get called "Jim" ?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:30:34 PM EDT

I have never understood that either.



my excuse is I'm not from 'round here
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:32:09 PM EDT
Maybe way back, a few Johns were jackasses. So they just went with the shorter "Jack" when addressing them, and it caught on.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:33:50 PM EDT
french....jacques
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:34:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 4:44:29 PM EDT by sam1963]
.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:35:51 PM EDT
Even worse , if you name is Richard why it the hell would you let or want people to call you DICK ??
I agree with the John, Jack thing too.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:36:20 PM EDT
I have decided if your name is...

Bill or William.
Jim or James.
John or Jack.

I will give you a name because you obviously can't pick one yourself

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:37:28 PM EDT
I am a Robert (well, Roberto), which becomes 'Rob' and 'Robbie', which I understand. But 'Bob'? WTF?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:48:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
I am a Robert (well, Roberto), which becomes 'Rob' and 'Robbie', which I understand. But 'Bob'? WTF?



I hate "Rob." Some reason Bob doesn't bother me. I have people ask me if Rob is OK. I say no and they still do it. So now when when they tell me their name is Frank, I say "Oh, can I call you Phillip?"

R.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:50:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By freemanesq:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
I am a Robert (well, Roberto), which becomes 'Rob' and 'Robbie', which I understand. But 'Bob'? WTF?



I hate "Rob." Some reason Bob doesn't bother me. I have people ask me if Rob is OK. I say no and they still do it. So now when when they tell me their name is Frank, I say "Oh, can I call you Phillip?"

R.



Heh. To my Euro relatives, it's always 'Robbie' or 'Roberto', but here, it's always 'Bob', reglardless of what I say.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:57:19 PM EDT
Who gives a fuck?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:30:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Who gives a fuck?



Did we strike a nerve??
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:35:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sam1963:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Who gives a fuck?



Did we strike a nerve??



Ah. Must be a Richard.

R.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:38:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 5:44:00 PM EDT by nationwide]
My father's name is John, he always went by "Jack". I just figured it was in deference to JFK... I remember he had a big old JFK book when I was a yout...


ETA: In retrospect, it could have been an... alias
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:42:08 PM EDT
Jack remained a nickname for John for centuries after its original connection was lost.

One of the big mysteries of the universe[
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:18:23 PM EDT
My late Grandfather, my Dad, and I are all named John. My Grandfather was always called Jack, my Parents always called me Jack in honor of my Granddad.

Now I go by John at work but my family and closest friends call me Jack.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:20:38 PM EDT
My real name's David, but some folk call me Dave, wonder why?

I would like to be called deej here on arfcom, more people call me deej
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:26:35 PM EDT
Why are people named Charles called Chuck?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:32:16 PM EDT
I'm a Richard, known as Rick, but sometimes Dick.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:39:34 PM EDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickname#Relating_to_given_names


Nicknames for people

Types of personal nickname:
[edit]
Relating to given names
1. A nickname may be a hypocoristic form of a person's first name. This is often a simple abbreviation of the name. For most English names the shortened form is taken from the first syllable e.g. Walt for Walter. However in many other languages it is much more common to use the last syllable of the whole name e.g. Italian Nino for Giovanni (via Giovannino, which is a diminutive form of Giovanni). Some abbreviations can use the middle of a word e.g. Liz for Elizabeth. There are a few names for which an archaic pronunciation of the full name is preserved in the short name e.g. Rick for Richard indicates that the -ch- was originally pronounced as -ck-. Some other nicknames wre created by rhyming the shortened form of the full name, such as Ted or Ned for Edward (Ed), Bill for William (Will), and Bob or Nob for Robert (Rob). For those abbreviations that do not begin with the same letter as the full name, see list of short name forms.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:45:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
John Kennedy=Jack Kennedy

If their name's John call them John not Jack.



I'm not sure. Sorry I could not help you out there TamePistolero.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:47:22 PM EDT
I've been a John for 26 years and not one person has called me Jack.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:52:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
I am a Robert (well, Roberto), which becomes 'Rob' and 'Robbie', which I understand. But 'Bob'? WTF?



Hey whats up! I am Robert too! NEATO!

-Robert
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:54:07 PM EDT
Everytime I go out with a hooker I am a "John" but later I get "Jacked"
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:06:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:20:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By freemanesq:

Originally Posted By sam1963:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Who gives a fuck?



Did we strike a nerve??



Ah. Must be a Richard.

R.



ROFL

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:29:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
I've been a John for 26 years and not one person has called me Jack.


How ya doing Jack?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:46:10 PM EDT
Can't speak for everybody, but John is the Catholic "version" of Jack. My old man was born in a Catholic hospital. Grandma wanted to name him Jack, but the nuns wote John on the Birth certificate anyway. Only people who know him as John is the Catholic Church, and SSN. Everything else is Jack, even DL.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:07:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jblachly:
I don't know, why do people named "James" get called "Jim" ?



My hypothesis on that...

The "Thames" river is pronounced "Tims" in British english. So, "James" = "Jim(s)".

Or, people had the habit of shortening names for signatures, perhaps enough people signed "James" to "Jm" that it stuck.

Jim
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:33:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
I have decided if your name is...

Bill or William.
Jim or James.
John or Jack.

I will give you a name because you obviously can't pick one yourself




I remember when I was first born asking my mom to call me Ishmael but she decided on calling me John.

Just how many people do you suppose PICK THEIR OWN NAMES when they are born anyways??
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:02:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jblachly:
I don't know, why do people named "James" get called "Jim" ?




want to get real fun?

Saemus is Irish for James, James is Old English for Jacob.......


James is also called Jamie, Jim, Jimmy.


So many names have stupid abbreviations. If you don't wish to use your Christian name, change it!


(Pet peeve from when people call me Will, or Heaven Forbid, Bill, instead of William)
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:16:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I have never understood that either.



my excuse is I'm not from 'round here



Bet you've been "gettin' by" with that a lot since you hit the states.

DK-Prof kisses girl hard on lips 10 min. into first date, gets slapped: "Oops! Sorry! I'm not from 'round here!"

DK-Prof poots in elevator: "Oops! Sorry! I'm not from 'round here!"

Jus' bein' silly, Doc!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:21:34 PM EDT
Nicholas is shortened to "Nick." Mom insisted on calling me "Nicky" like I was six years old, until she passed away.

I could never get over that.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:23:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 10:30:00 PM EDT by STRATIOTES]
James is the english translation for the koine greek word IAKOBOS which is the greek translation of the Hebrew word Ya Aqov or Jacob in english.

John is IONNAS in koine greek and is the variation of the word eon meaning a indeterminate period of time but has become so common a name that the euphomism of John is Jack meaning common.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:29:52 PM EDT
My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:44:06 PM EDT
A friend of mine knew a guy named Richard Head. For some reason, He liked to introduce himself as "Dick Head".


Vulcan94
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:45:48 PM EDT
My sons given name is Jack, but once in a while, I call him John.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:11:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
I've been a John for 26 years and not one person has called me Jack.



Jack is for Alpha males.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:39:28 PM EDT
Given name is James John but my father always called me Jake.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:14:54 AM EDT
Joseph
Joe
Joey
Joel
J
Jo
J­o-Jo
Joey-Joe-Joe
Seph
Giuseppe
Iósif
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:31:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 5:06:42 AM EDT by AssaultRifler]

Originally Posted By DVCAPI:
Why are people named Charles called Chuck?



I know a few Charles's, I greet them by asking "What's up Chuck?"
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:46:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
I'm a Richard, known as Rick, but sometimes Dick.



I'm also a Richard but I've never been called Dick, always Rick.

Rick
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 4:30:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mandingo:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
I have decided if your name is...

Bill or William.
Jim or James.
John or Jack.

I will give you a name because you obviously can't pick one yourself




I remember when I was first born asking my mom to call me Ishmael but she decided on calling me John.

Just how many people do you suppose PICK THEIR OWN NAMES when they are born anyways??



You kinda missed my point.

but i don't really care.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:49:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalPenguin:
So many names have stupid abbreviations. If you don't wish to use your Christian name, change it!
(Pet peeve from when people call me Will, or Heaven Forbid, Bill, instead of William)



Get over it, Wee Willie!
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