7. How Edward became Ted.
Apparently the people of Middle Ages-era England didn’t have the same variety of first name options as we do today—they didn’t even have Aiden, Caden, Jaden, or Braden! So because a bunch of people in a little village or family might have the same name, like, say, Edward, a tradition of “letter-swapping” emerged. Really a form of rhyming, it caught on especially with vowel-starting names, because it was easier to pronounce them with a consonant in front. Thusly, Edward became Tedward, and Ted became short for Tedward, because Tedward is a terrible name.