TRIVIA TIME….What common name has the most number of common nicknames? I nominate “Margaret”:

  • Marge

  • Margie

  • Maggie

  • Mag

  • Peg

  • Peggy

  • Meg

  • Greta

Is there another common name that has a greater number of common nicknames? Variant spellings (Peggy, Peggie) don’t count, and uncommon nicknames don’t count either.

And while we’re at it, what common English word of more than three letters has the highest ratio of consonants to vowels? I can think of a common nine-letter word with only one vowel. Is there a longer one?

UPDATE: Lots of nominations for Elizabeth: Liz, Liza, Lizzie, Eliza, Beth, Bess, Bessy, Betty, Betsy, Libby, Liddy, and possibly others depending on how you count.

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