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#1 Tyrion the lmp

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:21 PM

What is the actual name?
Is it Eddard or is it Ned?

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:36 PM

Eddard. His nickname is Ned.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:15 AM

Eddard. His nickname is Ned.


I always wondered why they came up with Ned as a nickname, Ed seems more likely.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

Thank you guys, the thought was bothering me for a while...

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:15 PM

I always wondered why they came up with Ned as a nickname, Ed seems more likely.

Yeah, I'm still thinking thinking how the heck Martin made "Ned" out of Eddard...

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Yeah, I'm still thinking thinking how the heck Martin made "Ned" out of Eddard...


Fuck logic.

Edited by Crown, 02 November 2012 - 02:42 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

Ned is short for:

Edward
Edmond
Edgar
Edwin
et cetera.

Similar to how you can call a Richard Dick instead of just Rich.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

Ned is short for:

Edward
Edmond
Edgar
Edwin
et cetera.

Similar to how you can call a Richard Dick instead of just Rich.


And Bob is short for Robert. Tons of English nicknames don't make lots of sense.

Edited by Eddward Stark, 17 April 2012 - 08:51 AM.


#9 Special Agent Punk

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

Still don't understand Dick from Richard

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

I always wondered why they came up with Ned as a nickname, Ed seems more likely.


It's like how Edward Kennedy's nickname was Ted. It doesn't seem to make sense, but somehow it fits.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

In Asian, our nickname is totally different than our actual name. You'll be surprised.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

Even though I can only speak one language, I love linguistics. English is a odd language as it is Norman French overlaid on a Saxon German base. Here is what I know about this...

I have always heard that Dick comes from the Normans French speakers, who did not really have a proper rolling R sound, so Richard - > Rick -> Dick

Also why Robert -> Rob -> Bob

As for Edward to Ned

The answer is a "mistake." Just as in German my is mein, in Old English my was mı̄n. You would say, in modern parlance, mine book, mine cat. And, you would often say, in affection, mine Ed,mine Ellie. As mı̄n changed to my, people started hearing the old n as the first sound in the names: mine Ed became my Ned. The result was new versions of these names starting with n, used as nicknames — i.e., names you use in affection, as people used to in saying mine Ed.


Or basically

Mine Ed -> My Ned -> Ned

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:54 PM

So Ned like nuncle?

#14 Sheyria

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

What is weird is that I didn't even notice the 2 names untill a few episodes later. I always knew when they said Ned that it was Eddard, but I didn't think about it untill my friend mentioned it. I was like "OMG YES YOU'RE RIGHT". I don't understand how something like that can happen o.o

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

Or Bill is short for William.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

My name is Joseph and some people nickname me Zouzou /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' /> So yeah, nicknames are weird /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' />



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