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    English name question

    Hi my name is Johan, How does native English speakers abbreviate my name "Johan" is it many ways to do that? and does my sure name "Einarsson" look/sound English or is it any way to make it more English? thanks for answer!

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    Re: English name question

    Quote Originally Posted by Johan18 View Post
    Hi my name is Johan, How does native English speakers abbreviate my name "Johan" is it many ways to do that? and does my sure name "Einarsson" look/sound English or is it any way to make it more English? thanks for answer!
    Welcome to the forums, Johan. The English form of Johan(n) is John, it's not an abbreviation. No, "Einarsson" doesn't look or sound English, there are many English names that end with "son", but I am not familiar with the name Einar and I don't know if it has an English equivalent.

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    Re: English name question

    Welcome to the forum., Johan. As Johan is not an English name, there is no English short form for it. I suppose some might think of calling you 'Joe', though only if they had seen it written down.

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    Re: English name question

    okay thanks everyone! :) maybe Joey works? :) or does it's sound/look/seam weird if my name is Johan? :S

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    Re: English name question

    Johan, you can call yourself anything you like. John, Johnny, Jack, Jackie, Joe and Joey are just some of the possibilities.
    Last edited by 5jj; 28-Jul-2012 at 11:56.

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    Re: English name question

    okay thanks! it's just hard to choose:X

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    Re: English name question

    Quote Originally Posted by Johan18 View Post
    Okay thanks! It's just hard to choose. X
    Johan/Joe/Joey or whatever you choose to call yourself, please remember that every new sentence in written English must start with a capital letter.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: English name question

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Johan, you can call yourself anything you like. John, Johnny, Jack, Jackie, Joe and Joey are just some of the possibilities.
    Other versions used in English (many borrowed) are 'Ian', 'Iain' (from Scotland) 'Sean' (from Ireland), a Welsh one that I'm sure I'd spell wrong. 'Jean' (from French), 'Jan' (from various Slavonic languages) [pronounced /jŠn/, not the girl's name 'Jan' - an abbrevation of 'Janet', which - incidentally - is related to Jeanette, the diminutive version of the feminine version of Jean], 'Ivan' (from Russian), 'Hans' (from various Germanic languages)... . There are loads

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    Re: English name question

    Einarsson is your surname, not your sure name.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: English name question

    It's just hard to choose.
    You've also had suggestions here, dating from 8th June.

    It really is time to make your mind up.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-Jul-2012 at 13:34.

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