John is also short, for Jonathan.
"Lee" while others will say "Roy". But the quaintest cultures I find, are the ones that will give you two names, say: "Joseph Alexander" then proceed to always call you Alexander (or a variation thereof) and forever more ignore your first name, Joseph.
"Paddy" is short for Patrick.
Isn't Sasha a girl's name???
I personally thought that Uk/Us (and western europe?) just borrowed the name and applied it to girls. I wasnt aware sasha was originally also the nickname for alexandra. But it makes sense obviously.
I guess "our" (English/other germanic languages) made Sander and Sandra from Alexander and Alexandra. And ofcourse Alex and Xander, And I guess Lex (and Alexia but that seems so forcefully made up imo)
The 3 Kennedy brother politicians had nicknames which add inexplicable consonants to the given name.
37% of people : oH yEa SaShA mEaNs AlExAnDeR