One of the benefits of having the name Richard is that there are many nicknames, variants and pet-name versions of the name.
Here’s just a few that I’ve been used or been called over the years:
However there was one that I hadn’t heard of before, and that’s the name ‘Hick’. Apparently it’s a valid variant of Richard, albeit one that doesn’t necessarily have positive connotations surrounding it. It’s not a common variant of Richard, and certainly I’ve never come across someone with the first name of Hick before.
So I wondered if I should start using the name – just to be unique – rather than to promote my unsophisticated provincial characteristics.
At the moment there aren’t any proper google pages showing the name “Hick Bloomfield” (until this one get’s indexed!), so I could be the first!
What do you think?