What is the quotation marks [" "] in a person s name?
I often sees " " in US people s name such as Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz and Caspar "Cap" Willard Weinberger, though I am not sure this is specific to US people or politician.
Could you please teach me what it is and the name of this way of calling if there is a specific way of calling it.
- JennyLv 67 months agoFavorite Answer
It's the name the person is generally known by but not part of the official name. Generally, if it is a common nickname of the first name, the quotes aren't used but in Ted Cruz's name, for example, it is a nickname of his middle name.
- Anonymous7 months ago
In your example it is a "nickname".
That is the name they want to be called.
It's not their legal name.
- PoppyLv 77 months ago
The name not in quotes is their legal/given name. The name in the quote is what they are called. So when talking to them use the name in quotes.
- RicoLv 57 months ago
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, Rafael Edward is his given name, but he likes to be called Ted.
Caspar "Cap" Willard Weinberger, Casper is the first given name, and the nick name is Cap.
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- M'aiq The liarLv 77 months ago
They're nicknames. Names that are not official but the person likes to be called.
- ?Lv 77 months ago
Its a way of indicating a nickname, or their preferred and most commonly used form of address. For example, most people are familiar with Rafael Edward Cruz as Ted Cruz
- 7 months ago
Everyone, thank you very much for replying in such a few minutes!! I understand. It is like an "half-official" nickname for a part of their name except for the first name, right? Thank you very much again.
- LônLv 77 months ago
The "Ted" or "Cap" is their nickname or the name they are usually known as.
Paul "Gazza" Gascoine.
- Mike WLv 77 months ago
From what I understand, the name in quotes is their nickname. It's not specific to politicians. For example Francis Michael "King" Clancy went by King Clancy, and Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly went by Red Kelly. Both were players in the NHL.