A few weeks ago I wrote a post on nicknames I derived from Ancient Greek girls’ names, and later I wrote one about potential nicknames for feminine Roman appellations. Yet, I’ve not written about nicknames for the boys, and since most of the posts on my site have been oriented more towards feminine names I feel I’ve been leaving the boys out.
I had more difficulty shortening the masculine than feminine names. Still, I think there’s a potential for creativity here!
Heliodorus/Heliodoros: Eli, Elio, Leo, Helios, Sunny, Odo
Alexander: Alex, Andy, Xander, Lex, Sasha…but you already know these. 🙂
Theodosius/Theodosios: Theo, Ted, Teddy, Odo
Achilles: Ace, Lee, Hill
Aristodemos: Ari, Todd, Ares
Patroclus/Patroklos: Pat, Rock, Rocco
Evander: Evan, Andy, Van
Apollo: Paul, Ollie
Damocles: Dan, Lee
Ajax: AJ, Jax
Athanasius/Athanasios: Hans, Han
Draco: Drake, Ace
Leonidas: Leo, Leon
Perseus: Percy (actually, I think this is the case for Percy Jackson)