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goldennugget
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Why would someone named David go by Dave?

I understand nicknames and abbreviations. Matt instead of Matthew? Makes sense. Joe instead of Joseph? I completely understand. Hell I even get D instead of DeMarcus.

The one nickname abbreviation I do not get is Dave. Why? It just doesn't make sense. It doesn't fit. Dave just sounds a lot more lame than David. It's one I haven't understood.

Could someone fill me in?


TigerFred
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
I understand Dave.

I don't get Dick instead of Richard.


KingRanch
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
Why bill for William?


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dcrews
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
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I don't get Dick


Neither do I, but I'm ok with that.

But seriously, when you pronounce David, the first part of the name sounds like Dave. Hence the nick name.


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Zappas Stache
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
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I don't get Dick instead of Richard.



This....or Jack for John


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Pepe Lepew
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
Johnson instead of Penis?


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TH03
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
how does that not make sense?


RLDSC FAN
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
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how does that not make sense?


+1


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rantfan
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
Bo for Walter or Vincet



Kafka
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
less Hebraic


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urinetrouble
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
Chaz for Charles?

Chaz sounds like a big cokehead.


tidalmouse
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
I can see it is he's David,Jr.I'm a Jr.My Dad was Richard and I'm Rick.

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Johnson instead of Penis?



This post was edited on 9/29 at 4:11 pm


lsuwontonwrap
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
Dave Navarro
Dave Grohl

seems reasonable


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SwaggerCopter
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
Dave sounds good to me. Mr dad goes by it.


gthog61
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
two syllables to one syllable

kind of like 97% of other nicknames


goldennugget
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
Does anyone here even know anyone who goes by Dave?


Peazey
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
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I understand Dave.

I don't get Dick instead of Richard.





ETA: Bob instead of Robert is another weird one.
This post was edited on 9/29 at 4:23 pm


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TheChiefHasArrived
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two syllables to one syllable

kind of like 97% of other nicknames


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Seymour
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?
WTF are you talking about?


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tidalmouse
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