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Why SweetROBIN?

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In books Robert Arryn is nicknamed as SweetRobin, but his coat of arms shows eagle and the moons, isn't that not?

Maybe that's because Littlefinger created his own coat of arms - with it's own bird - was it a ROBIN?

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I always took Sweetrobin and Robin as a kind of diminutive of Robert. So that there was not another Robert/Robb/Rob to keep track of.

Also, maybe his brown hair is the same color as a robin.

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I'm pretty sure it's just because robin sounds close to robert, also house Arryn's arms show a falcon. Littlefingers arms are a mockingbird, which i have a theory that he's doing the three-eyed crows bidding.

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Actually, Robin used to be a fairly common nickname for Robert. The best example I can think of is American-Canadian journalist Robert MacNeil. He was always referred to as Robin. This reference is best known by older people since Robert MacNeil retired from broadcast journalism long ago. I'm sure this nickname is best known to older people like myself and GRRM, since there used to be a ton of Roberts around.

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Falcons are large birds, robins are small birds. One day, he may grow into a fearsome falcon, but for now, he's just a Sweet Robin.

For reasons I don't truly understand, it's also a traditional nickname for Robert, as has been pointed out by others.

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Also Robin is a more 'traditional' Arryn name: there was  King Robin Arryn back in the very early days of the House, whereas our Sweetrobin seems to be the first 'Robert' in the family.

So with Robin being a suitable diminutive for Robert, AND being a more 'Arryn' type of name too, I guess it makes some sense

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