CHAT: Shorter forms of names (was: Re: Russian names ...)
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 2, 2000, 17:51|
* Christophe Grandsire (Christophe.Grandsire@bde.espci.fr) [000202 18:06]:
> There seems to be such a system in Greece and in the Netherlands, where
> people have generally an official first name and a variant used in every
> life (like my boyfriend whose actual first name is Johannes, but who
> everyone always call Jan).
> Too bad that the French don't have this system (what would be the short
> form for Christophe by the way?)
Chris, Christo or Stoph? A short form for Kristoffer iver here is
"stoffer". There used to be a French sit-com on national tv... ooh can't
remember the name, but there was a 'Cri-cri' there, is that short for
Christophe or Christian?