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Vintage Nicknames for Boys

Vintage nicknames that were once widely used for boys and might be revived by modern parents include:
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  • Dell

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  • Doss

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  • Eben

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    Though most parents would shy away from Ebenezer, short form Eben is affable and creative and perfectly able to stand alone; nothing Scroogish about it. This also makes a fresh new spin on the ver... Read More 

  • Elzie

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  • Fate

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    Seems destined to be the preferred short form of this old French name, with its brief, modern, word name feel. Read More 

  • Fritz

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    Since female cousins Mitzi and Fritzi have entered the realm of possibilities, there's a chance that Cousin Fritz could as well. Fritz is the name of several notables, from early German-born film... Read More 

  • Hal

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    Could Hal be the Jack, Max, or Gus of the future? It just might happen in the new nickname environment. Hank Azaria put it on his son's birth certificate. Hal is a venerable nickname for Henry, ... Read More 

  • Ham

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    Along with Shem and Japheth, a son of Noah with a name that's almost never used -- for more obvious reasons than those of his brothers.  Read More 

  • Hank

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    Hank is a midcentury guy nickname (which actually dates back to the seventeenth century) of the Al/Hal/Dick school, which has been on recess from the playground for decades. Now it's just beginnin... Read More 

  • Hy

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