20 surprising nicknames for common baby names

Surprised baby

Think you’ve found the perfect name for your bub? Now it’s time to check that very name doesn’t have a surprising nickname attached to it. It’s best to be prepared for these things — and you might even find you love the nickname even more than the real deal. 

1. Jack for John

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Don't be confused if your little baby John starts getting called Jack. In medieval times the name Jankin also meant John. This evolved to Jackin and then Jack.

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