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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 8 months ago

Why do some people shorten their names?

I know this guy who is of Asian descent and his name is Arjit but he calls himself Arj and everyone knows him by that, why does he shorten his name?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Because people like variety

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  • 8 months ago

    It;s less complicated, and although two syllables may not seem like much, when it's a foreign name unfamiliar to most, another syllable can make all the diff.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Because they are allowed to because they have that choice and maybe some people hate their full name.

    I know a girl who goes strictly by Sam because she loathes the full name Samantha and will ignore you if you call her by her full name.

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  • 8 months ago

    Doesn’t pretty much everyone shorten their name? Sam/Samuel, Josh/Joshua etc.

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  • 8 months ago

    Why do many named Benjamin go by Ben?

    William by Will?

    Alexander by Alex?

    Ummm it is common to go by a nickname

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Because it's easier to say and remember. I wish I could just call everyone by one syllable, especially if they have an uncommon name. (As long as it's not "Xu" or something lol)

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    rnaybe its easier for people to rernernber his narne that way

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  • 8 months ago

    It's just a nickname. Lots of Americans have nicknames. And lots of immigrants will shorten their names or choose a nickname that sounds more American. That's why so many Mohammads choose to use Mo as a nickname or Antonios back in the early 1900s were called Tony.

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  • 8 months ago

    To save seconds of lifespan

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  • Dylan
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    We shorten everything.

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