Is "Nic" a plausible nickname for a young Italian man? I'm writing a novel and I've named one of my characters Nic, but having second thoughts. Please respond in English [!]. Many thanks for your advice!
I actually never gave him a full name so far (though I could). In my book, he's one of a gang of young teppisti who commit various awful crimes. That class of people might use somewhat different nicknames than the more civilized folks??
Nic doesn't sound Italian.. Nico would be better. But, if this nickname has been given to your character by someone who's not Italian, by an American for example, it could work, especially if your novel is not set in Italy.
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