My youngest brother is named robert, my parents got the name from my moms cousin in new rochelle, everybody called him bobby.
Bobby Burke is like Bobby Brady-no thanks. And none of my brothers went by the y as a nickname, so no Jimmy, Johnny, Tommy, Joey and certainly no Robby or Bobby. Although we do go by Burkey or Burkie a lot which drove my late Father nuts. He hated that.
My favorite Nun in 4th grade Sister Virginia called me "Bobby" once and I corrected her and she was devastated.
In HS another Nun made us fill out index cards with the name we wanted to be called in class and we could use nicknames if appropriate. She would shuffle the index cards and pick one and that's how she picked out kids to answer questions. One day she called out "Bobby Burke answer the question." I said "Sister Mary-Jean, what is the name on the card?" She said "Rob." I said "that's the name I want to be called." The class went "oooohhhh." She said "fair enough, Rob, answer the question."
When I use my credit card, the recipient almost always says "thank you Bob." The name on the card says Robert Burke and I signed my name that. No where does it say "Bob." wtf.
With my 3 brothers and my one brothers best friends they sometimes call me "Rocky" as when i was a kid as i was supposedly stubborn being the youngest of 8 and getting picked on and they started called me "Robby the rockhead!" Once the movie Rocky came out it got shortened to Rocky. Now they just say "Rock." haha
My 1 friend made up the nickname "Catfish" from a personal story that only him and I know and only he calls me that or "Fish." I told the story on Cbssportsline once as people wanted to know why my CBS name was Catfish. Thankfully my 4 older brothers don't know the story! haha
Thank God for Sports!