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Nicknames for Boys

Suddenly, nicknames are cool again. Not the cutesy Jerrys and Larrys, Randys and Andys of the '60s and '70s, but rather older, funkier diminutives with a Victorian pedigree. Among the nickname names that you can consider putting directly on the birth certificate are the following.

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  • Vin

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    Minimalist nickname via XXX star Diesel (born Mark Vincent).  Read More 

  • Walt

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    A straightforward, down-to-earth nickname many Walters, from Whitman to Disney, have chosen to go by.  Read More 

  • Will

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    Will has definitely replaced Bill, not only as a nickname for William but as a stand-alone name as well, partly thanks to England's Prince William, also known as Wills. Will has a nice old-fashion... Read More 

  • Xan

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    With the plethora of Alexes around, Xan (and Xander) have emerged as hot new nicknames for Alexander. Xan also stands well on its own. It can be found--not surprisingly--in several computer games. Read More 

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