Why Are People Named Richard Called Dick?

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Rhyming nicknames were common in the 12th and 13th century and eventually Rick which was short for Richard gave way to Dick and Hick
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I always thought it was a progression from "Richard" to "Rich" to "Rick" to "Dick." The real question is why do people choose to go by Dick
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The native Anglo-Saxons did not like some pronunciations such as th...
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Shouldn't all guys be called that? =) Source(s): Oh by the way, what about Hank being short for Henry?
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The Normans, descendents of Vikings had a unique way of trilling their "r" sounds & when the English pronounced it sounded like a "d", hence the pet name Dick
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