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  • Nikolai Weibull
    ... My grandparents on my mother’s side liked to call me Mikolai for some reason :-) (they were Ukranian). I was having a hard time coming up with a French
    Message 1 of 10 , Jun 29, 2005
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      A. J. Mechelynck wrote:

      > Nikolai Weibull wrote:

      > > How is your name Tony when you post as A. J. Mechelynck? Just curious.

      > Short answer: Tony is short for Anthony.
      >
      > Long answer:
      >
      > My full identity, as registered in the French language shortly after I
      > was born, is:
      >
      > Antoine Jean André Jacques Charles Henri, fils de André Louis Édouard
      > Émile MECHELYNCK et de Marie Jeanne Hélène Andrée DE PAGE.
      >
      > where the part before the comma consists of my given names, and the rest
      > tells who are my parents (family names in capitals). I know, I got much
      > too many first names, but at that time none of my grandparents had any
      > grandchildren yet, so the whole family came together to throw names at me.
      >
      > A.J. is short for Antoine Jean.
      >
      > Tony is an English familiar variant of Anthony = Antoine.
      >
      > Remarks: Many common English nicknames don't start with the same letter
      > as what they stand for: for instance, Bill=William, Dick=Richard,
      > Liz=Elizabeth, ... Neither is this peculiar to English; e.g. in Russian,
      > Sasha=Alexander, Tonya=Anton or Anton'ya, Vanya=Ivan, Kolya=Nikolaï; in
      > some Germanic languages, Hans=Johannes; etc.

      My grandparents on my mother’s side liked to call me Mikolai for some
      reason :-) (they were Ukranian). I was having a hard time coming up
      with a French or Flemish name beginning with A or J that could be
      turned into Tony, but I see clearly now :-). Thanks for the
      explanation,
      nikolai

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