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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?







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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.






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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?


quote:

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?


quote:

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?





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RLDSC FAN
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?


quote:

how does that not make sense?


+1






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rantfan
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?


Bo for Walter or Vincet







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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.






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tidalmouse
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Member since Jan 2009
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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.

quote:

Johnson instead of Penis?






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


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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.





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gthog61
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Irving, TX
Member since Nov 2009
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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






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goldennugget
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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?


Does anyone here even know anyone who goes by Dave?





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


quote:

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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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?


quote:

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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re: Why would someone named David go by Dave?


Cheech and Chong's Dave's not here





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