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CHAT: Shorter forms of names (was: Re: Russian names ...)

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 2, 2000, 17:51
* Christophe Grandsire ( [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? t.