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    Names again: Pip

    Is Pip a common shortened form for Philip nowadays?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Names again: Pip

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Is Pip a common shortened form for Philip nowadays?
    It's probably used but I wouldn't say it's common. The only Pip I know is female and her name is Philippa. I don't know any males called Pip. I know several Philips but their names are contracted to Phil.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Names again: Pip

    The only "Pip" I know is in a Dickens novel.

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    #4

    Re: Names again: Pip

    My godson, Philip, is Pip, but all the other Philips I know are Phils.

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