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May 28th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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We are considering Caleb for a boy's name, but don't like Cal. Do you think it's very common for Caleb to be called Cal, or not so much?
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May 28th, 2012, 01:33 PM
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My friend has a son named Caleb and he goes by Caleb - no nicknames. I don't think you necessarily have to have a nickname for Caleb.
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May 28th, 2012, 02:36 PM
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I've never heard of a Caleb going by Cal. Maybe Cale/Kale, which is a cooler nickname to me, but I agree with Nana. Usually Caleb's just go by that. HTH!
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May 28th, 2012, 09:25 PM
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I wouldn't have associated those names, but I am the worst person because I just finished watching a movie with the character Dex... and never put together that his name was really Dexter, so I miss most nickname full name relationships!
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May 29th, 2012, 12:23 AM
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I would never automatically call a Caleb "Cal"
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May 29th, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Cal doesn't even register as a nn for me for Caleb.
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May 29th, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Thanks everyone! That puts it back on the shortlist!
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May 29th, 2012, 01:49 PM
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^^ glad it's sticking, because like everyone else, I have never heard a Caleb go by Cal. I agree that *maybe* they may like Cale/Kale, but typically, Caleb is just that... Caleb. It's one of those wonderful 2 syllable names that doesn't generally get an automatic nn based on name
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May 29th, 2012, 07:53 PM
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I don't think there is any natural "shortening" for Caleb.... just Caleb.
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May 30th, 2012, 06:21 AM
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I wouldnt call Caleb, Cal unless he told me that is what he wants to be called
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