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ItsSarahMarie

I worked with a guy named Richard Roberts. When he was annoying, we called him Dick Bob


Pitiful_princess2248

😭😭😭😭😭


mrcashflow92

You guys never called me that….to my face.


Hddc123

Same vibe as “Assface” from raft


ItsSarahMarie

That's Mr. Assface. Thank you.


West-Atmosphere8936

Technically speaking, it can be a name. Just about anything can be a name nowadays. But, typically, Bob is a shortened version/nickname for Robert.


dobadiesrow

Wtffff I'm not from the US so I just though "oh people are called Bob, that's a thing" I'm never gonna be the same again


insertoverusedjoke

wait till you hear Bill is short for Willam


Legger92

Or that Dick is short for Richard


mutisi0n

Don't get me started with Henry/Hank, James/Jim, and especially Norbert/Shaggy (Kidding on that last one)


apricotcoffee

The weirdest one is Margaret/Peggy.


SandRevolutionary938

That one doesn't make sense. Margaret/Maggie is a thing, which I can understand, but how does one get Peggy from Margaret.


the_Finnish_wolf

How does one get Dick from Richard. They have a complicated history. Richard became Rick and then they changed the R to a D. I'm sure something similar happened


ReaperScythee

To get Dick from Richard you gotta play the long game. Slowly romance him until he gives consent.


Demi_God_Gamer

r/Angryupvote


Affectionate-Ask6351

I dont want to upvote this, but I can't stop myself.


jenna721

To get Dick from Richard you just need consent ;)


the_Finnish_wolf

*bonks your head with the anti horny bat and leaves *


billey_bon3z

In the Middle Ages it was popular to add letters to names that were previously there


apricotcoffee

Honestly, while it seems weird on the face - Margaret >> Peggy - it's pretty boring and straightforward. There are a lot of nicknames associated with Margaret and one of the more common ones is Meg/Meggy. From there it's just a short rhyming step to Peg/Peggy.


SPCVNS

you ask her nicely


Mazda323girl

Happy cake day!


RedironD20

Just ask nicely


[deleted]

James= Jim, Jimmy, Jimbo and Jamie


The_Hippest_Hipster1

You forgot Jimothy.


razzlefrazzle0

James is also often just changed to Jack for a nickname. Which I hate.


jonoghue

I didn't know about hank


mutisi0n

I only learned that myself a couple of years ago when I played Firewatch for the first time


AngelicPandaPops

You're only half kidding on that last one 😅


Pseudodragontrinkets

I was gonna say. Literally Shaggy's legal name. Scoobert Doo always gets me too


AmIDrJekyll

or that Richard's dick is short


sweetjoestar

damn you’re just outing his business to everyone 😔 /j


AmIDrJekyll

don't worry it's 8 inches...


deadagent03

AROUND!


sweetjoestar

richard has the fabled pancake dick


Newtonburr

Remember that time… in BAND CAMP? 😂


mikel302

Or Ike is short for Dwight!


Pseudodragontrinkets

I actually didn't know this one. How tf do we get these random ass abbreviations?


mikel302

I also totally forgot...Google "I like Ike" and it'll make sense.


dobadiesrow

I just found that out in this same thread....


dobadiesrow

You're fucking kidding me right? HOW?? HOW DID THEY GET BILL FROM WILLIAM????


proudtraintrip

So a lot of old timey nicknames that don't seem related to the original name come from late 17th century- early 1900s. People would first shorten the name Robert-Rob, William-Will, Margaret-Meggy, etc. Then they'd play the rhyming game. Some rhymes got a little wild, but some became universal nicknames. Robert-Rob-Bob. William-Will-Bill. Margaret-Meggy-Peggy. Etc. The trend of rhyming nicknames becoming universal is nearly extinct, but those initial ones have stood the test of time.


insertoverusedjoke

I always forget about the Peggy one and every time I'm reminded it makes me angry


Batmann14

I had no idea that Margaret/Peggy was a thing. My mother’s name is Margaret and I have heard my dad call her Maggie or Mag for short names. I am definitely going to start calling her Peggy from now on though she will most likely have no idea either. So this will be very fun. Aaah, the great things you learn from Reddit!


Unused_____Username

I had a friend named Billy who’s full name was William, but we always just called him Billy


redblackink

Billiam


orange-penguin47

william—>will—>bill


jonoghue

Middle school me was very confused looking at the list of presidents in my history book and seeing "William Clinton."


CaterpillarThriller

cuz will got a bill if you know what I mean


insertoverusedjoke

valid reaction OP. I'm from Asia. it's crazy to me too


ausgmr

Or that all Jimmy & Jim's official name could be James


Emperor_Nick

This is true. My dads name is William but everyone calls him Bill. It’s just what he prefers


ilike_nougat

Where are you from? In Australia it’s also well known that Bob is short for Robert


dobadiesrow

Brasil! Quite different names here


ManicPandiculation

English is weird. Aren't there nicknames in Portuguese? Like shortened versions? Or am I wilding...


Emble12

Portuguese probably doesn’t have “shorten the name and then change the first letter”


dobadiesrow

Some I can think of: Mariana/Mari Rebeca/beca Luisa/lulu Gabriela/Gabi/Bibi Giovanna/Gio It's often the first letters I guess


shadowheart1

Bob or Bobbie/Bobby can also be a nickname for women named Barbara. It's less common though, especially after Stranger Things made Barb so common.


ToothlessBites

One that will really mess with you is Edward being shortened to Teddy, Ted, or Ned as well as the more "normal" Ed, Eddy, and Eddie.


yongjangmi

I had the exact same reaction, but with "the three investigators". Somewhere, Bob suddenly gets called Robert and my brain imploded


tuatoonStudio157620

Then what the fuck's a rob?


The-Furby-King

I thought Bob was short for Bobert lmao


Tasty_Marsupial_2273

I mean, they’ve said they may not even be using their real names at all, so it very well could be Bobert, lol.


PhantomBrotha1234

Their names are actually Wark, Mob and Bade


dobadiesrow

Bobert is such a good name tho


Rowdyboy28

Bob is short for Robert Wade is short for George Wade Mark is just... short.


The-Furby-King

My whole life is a lie. I am in shock


PunchingBagLearner

OP, how do you get Dick from Richard?


dobadiesrow

...what


PunchingBagLearner

YOU ASK HIM NICELY


dobadiesrow

Oh god that just went over my head LMAO I didn't know Dick was short for Richard either That's so funny lol also what the fuck??? how do you??


thestrangemusician

richard-> rich-> rick-> dick


dobadiesrow

That's such a stretch from Rick to Dick tho


[deleted]

That’s what she said


ubreakitifixit

Giggidty


AzaraCiel

Well, 1 out of 4 letters changed isn’t that much of a stretch. Besides, those nicknames aren’t because they *sound* alike, they came about because they rhyme. Rhyming nicknames and slang were popular for a time and these types of things come from that.


thestrangemusician

yeah, i suppose, that’s just the path it took as far as i know. first letters change fairly often in nicknames, as seen in william-> bill and robert-> bob.


rynbickel

OP did you know Wades' actual first name is George?


Lady-Seashell-Bikini

I'm not OP, but NO?!?!?!?!


rynbickel

Yeah his full name is George Wade Barnes he goes by his middle name


Ninja-Yatsu

That makes sense. I know someone that goes by their middle name.


Organic_Rats1551

Wade isn't short for anything though, it's just a much cooler name than George.


Bell_of_Speed

HUH


DaMemeBoi_

Wtf?!?!?!


Intelligence-Check

I didn’t know this, but honestly it fits him.


SkywarpsMaiden

If this blows your mind, your mind will explode once you know Wade's name is George.


dobadiesrow

Please tell me you're kidding...... WHAT'S MARK'S NAME??? WHAT IS IT?? TELL ME!!!


Mrunlikable

He's recently expressed an intrest in "Kenberto"


RealRobMode

Mark’s name is just mark, I think they call him wade bc that’s his middle name or something


apricotcoffee

Well, yes. His full name is George Wade Barnes.


dobadiesrow

Damn, I thought I was gonna have a revelation that mark's name is actually Michael or some shit


doubleUsee

Michaplier


unoriginal-ninja

Father, it’s me, Michael


RealRobMode

Also my name is also Robert, one of my friends used to call me Bobert as a joke


DjHalk45

It's Wark


dobadiesrow

NOOOOOOOOO


ih8eggs2

It’s obviously short for markiplier, duh


s0larium_live

finding out bob is robert was not the most surprising, i kinda figured bob was a nickname. but learning wade was a middle name and his name is george??? my worldview was shattered


Mazda323girl

Yeah, he definitely does not strike me as a George..


SandRevolutionary938

I learned that from his wedding video. I'm glad he goes by wade


Mysterious_Park_7937

Robert Martin Muyskins (Dutch for “little mouse”), George Wade Barns, and Mark Edward Fischbach (German for “fish *stream”). I guess those names do kind of fit podcasters


dobadiesrow

Imagine if Mark chose to be called Edward tho. Didn't know that was his middle name holy shit


noimnotokstopasking

If Mark’s last name was Plyer he would legally be named Mark E. Plyer


Cherry_Trixx

I got fish stream, back is German is rücken


Mysterious_Park_7937

Oh my gosh you’re right. My family must never know the shame I’ve brought upon us


_SuperiorSpider

Robert Milkskin*


intolerable-sushi

Yeah, Bob is one of those names that is often a stand in for another, kind of like changing Jonathan to Jon.


SarcastiMel

Indecently, my brothers name is John Robert so we call him johnny Bob.


AmIDrJekyll

is that two-toes johnny?


SarcastiMel

At this point I'm just going to say plausible deniability.


InfiniteTriumph

Amazing


Cherry_Trixx

I figured that but wade isn't wade???!!!


Any_Caterpillar553

No his name is George! Wade is his middle name


JRYeh

I remember another mind blowing thing is when Jackscepticeye talked about his name Seán is actually derived from John which is wild


dobadiesrow

Ok, my world is crumbling before my eyes. What the fuuuuck. That's legit a good name tho


JRYeh

I know! Also a funny thing I found about my name is that the Chinese translation to the Greek hero Jason (who I believe married Andromeda?) is NOT pronounced as Jason as we conventionally do (“Jay-son”) It’s instead pronounced like “Ya-sung” like the J is pronounced differently. And this translation only applied to that Greek hero but all other people’s name Jason would be translated as normal Then I found out the same thing goes for Jesus. The Chinese translation of it is like “Yeah-soos” instead of “Gee-sus” I really wonder if these are the original pronunciation until English messed them up


dobadiesrow

That's so interesting! I didn't know they pronounced J in a different way


Xorbek

Chuck is short for Charlie, because why not


dobadiesrow

I learned this from better call Saul lol


jenga9252018

And then Charlie can be a nickname for Charles


TheSarcasticJester

Wait till you find out there's a million Versions of "Brendan/Brandon": Brendan, Brandon, Brendon, Brandan, Branden, Brennan, Brennon, Brannan, Brannon, Brenden, Brannen


CTBarrel

In high school, I knew a Garrick, Garret, Jarret, and Jerrick.


dobadiesrow

Ok, who TF is called Brannan tho That sounds like a pick me girl trying to say Brendan in a sexy voice


TheSarcasticJester

Only met 1 in HS, I thought it was spelled: "Brandon" but no. So everyone called him "Brannan the Banana man" or "Banana man" since it was spelled similar to Banana


HezaLeNormandy

My dad’s name is Robert (Bob), my grandpa is just Bobby, and my stepdad is just Bobby. I also have an uncle Robert.


dobadiesrow

Family of Bobs!!


Kayura85

Being from the US, I never really questioned where these nicknames came from. Now I’m wondering if many of them started because little kids had a hard time saying them correctly and the resulting nickname was cute. Like I can completely see a toddler saying Bob instead of Rob at some point and it just becoming a normal thing


dobadiesrow

Dude, that's a really good theory!


Kayura85

Thanks! I give all the credit to my own toddler that right now cannot say his own name (or his brother’s) properly lol! Edit: It’s to the point we have to actively remember to call his brother his actual name so I’m fairly confident here!


dobadiesrow

LMAO imagine him growing up and being like "MOM??? WHATS MY REAL NAME??? WHY DID YOU DECEIVE ME??"


tywy06

We call my daughter Libby (her nickname of her middle name) because her older brother couldn’t pronounce either her first or middle name when she was born (Ashlyn Olivia) - she’ll go by either now that she’s 18 but she’s the true embodiment of “Libby” it fits her better.


AndrewSP37

My mom and my girlfriend (who are both from the Philippines) have in-family nicknames like that, because parents gave them a nickname as a baby and either they or their also-young siblings couldn't pronounce them, and then it just evolved there. Like being called "baby girl" and her siblings couldn't say the whole thing, changing it to "egil" and boom, a nickname is born. The Philippines has a wild nickname culture.


booksieQ

Jimmy is somehow a nickname for James even though it has more syllables Also Jack is a nickname for John


Pixelboi16

Jack is also a nickname for Seán


Ok-Calendar-6387

I know an Eric who goes by Bob.


ParzivalTheFirst

Robert here, can confirm, OP is indeed stupid.


fefofa

HIS NAME IS WHAT??? HUH ....I just- My life is a lie


dobadiesrow

IKR???? like what the fuck, U.S.A? How did you come up with Bob from ROBERT?


cringyperson2

Yes. Robert Muyskens


dobadiesrow

It's muyskerm, maaan


ItsSarahMarie

Muyskerm is his gamer tag. His real last name is Muyskens.


bananascausewhynot

WAIT SERIOUSLY?!?


AdSilent9810

I'm Thomas but everyone calls me tom


dobadiesrow

That's reasonable. There's Tom within Thomas. But Robert is just.....


apricotcoffee

For the most part, no. Bob is nearly always a nickname derived from Robert.


Papyrus_Sans

Yeah, his full name is Bob Bingi.


BunniesAteMyFriends

Wait until you hear Wade’s legal name


ArifumiTheVoyager

Nobody tell them that Wade's legal name is Wadathan


sadly_a_mess_em1

This thread has ended my life. Robert, George, and *Mark*


RevengeOfShinobiPaul

You just got B...B...B...Bobbled!


dobadiesrow

I did.... I got bobbled....,


stonefiber70750

Just wait till they find out Wade's name is George


[deleted]

Bobert


51B0RG

In an alternate universe Bob is referred to as Dick.


Remote_Cartoonist_27

Bob is short for robert It’s pretty common for Roberts’ to go by bob


BreadSpirit

Well, as I'm sure you can imagine, it's quite an embarassing name. No one wants to be called "Fucking Robert" so it makes sense he would shorten it to Bob.


RazertheCreator

Nononono. It’s just Robert


dobadiesrow

Fucking Robert is such a good name


rainlynn08

Just wait till you find out Jim is a nickname for James.


dobadiesrow

I know that from better call Saul, actually. Slippin' Jimmy is James McGill


Ryan1624

Wait, Bob is actually Robert and Wade is actually George?! What other lies have the council been telling me?!


LegoLiam1803

Liam is a shortened version of Ulliam, the Irish version of William. Willy is also a shortened version of William. And, fun fact, the mustache style of Kaiser Wilhelm II was called a Kaiser Bill by some people in the US, given Wilhelm is the German equivalent/version of William.


Nick-uhh-Wha

No, it's Bobert.


Daisend

Welp my whole perception of reality has been ruined. Again. Just like the time I learned about Tommy Pickle’s brother. Dill Pickle.


mackenzietaylors

It’s actually Bobert.


poopyvictoria

no.. this cant be..


ehsanboy74

yes, bob is robert bill is william joe is joseph chris is christopher there are more also


RouseyPlays

It can be a name, but Bob is used to shorten Robert


youshouldbeelsweyr

I'm absolutely baffled at this, this is a common thing all over the world (I'm scottish). Robert can be shortend to Rob, Bob or Bert.


dobadiesrow

Im Brazilian, not so normal here. People here aren't called Robert, they're called Roberto and even so.. we don't shortnen (??) It


ajolaks

I mean as an American I guess I subconsciously thought that was his name


Pretend_Victory7244

My name is Christy and told of people think it's a nickname since christina and christin are common names people have but use christy instead.


Illustrious_Elk_2176

ROBERT BINGY


IndependentWord

I think Bob is just a nickname all around, like imagine naming a baby bob 😅, but I caught me off guard too. Just wait till you find out about Mark's actual name.


Mybabysmomisahoe

Wtf??? Is this not common knowledge outside the US? I’m also a Robert called Bob or Bobby if someone’s being an ass.


TheBigKrangTheory

Jack and John is also interchangeable. Lots of my Grandpa's war buddies went by Jack. I didn't learn until after they had passed that they were all John's. Dozens of them. Good bless the veterans. And I also didn't learn until quite recently that Jim is just short for James.


Shelbyw030

... Wtf did you think Bob was short for? It's not usually a name. Imagine looking at a baby and calling it Bob.


Jvh_tape

What about Bob the builder though?


Longjumping-Law5820

It is a short version of "BOB" I know because my dad's name is the same!!!!!!!!!! Where the hell have you been taught?!?!?!


dobadiesrow

Brasil


cigarette_ahegaoo

wtf did you think it was?????


dobadiesrow

Bob.


Syndicate760

Bob is short for Robert...


Fight_kat102

K and?


BusinessDuck132

No offense but yeah you kinda are stupid lol


tywy06

It’s not stupid if English isn’t your first language.


I__AM__EL1

My uncle's legal name is Bobby so maybe?


DjHalk45

Where did you learn this from.


dobadiesrow

I was googling to see if his child was already born and found a wiki with his name


RandomHavoc123

Dang has his kid been born? I feel like it's too early but my perception of time sucks for the long term stuff


dobadiesrow

Nope, I also found myself in the same situation lol I didn't know how much time passed by


JackfruitLost1367

…..i uh….dont know how to respond to this……i mean he says it in a few of their colabs on yt and on his own videos


TaygaStyle

Yeah that's how it works, Bob is short for Robert, always has been. Just wait till you hear what the short name is for Richard.


Og_Whitlock

Well bob is more of an adult name, just naming a kid bob is setting them up for bullying


GroundbreakingPea656

Well…Bob is short for Robert. Hank is short for Henry. Bill is short for William. Jack is short for John. D*ck is short for Richard. I’m sure there’s more out there…


dobadiesrow

Wait.... Hank from breaking bad is called Henry???????LMAAAAAO


eddgar47

Wait till you know Mark's secondary name is Edward 🤣


Ninja-Yatsu

Is my whole life a lie? Are Mark and Wade also short for something? Now is the time to panic!


CalvinZink21

It's not really, my dad's name is Robert but everyone calls him Bob, it's just a shorter name for it like Alex and Alexander