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Coming from "Changes in English names of people" telling:

Richard → Dick

Can I substitute Dick by Richard?
I need it to know because my Emails with the use of name Dick are being returned by Email filtering as obscene

Or what is substitute for name Dick?

I already asked it before but my question was deleted

Update:
Why is Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the USA, is always written/addresses everywhere in a tone of familiarity?
How can I call/address him without a tone of familiarity by a synonymous name?

So, I should address Dick Cheney as Richard Cheney instead?
Have I understood correctly the answers?

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If someone goes by the name of "Dick", there is, of course, no guaranteed substitute for the first name that the person actually uses. Your email filter is laughably aggressive. –  Kosmonaut Mar 6 '11 at 14:38
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In modern culture, nicknames are chosen strictly by the bearer: if someone introduces himself as Dick, call him Dick, not Richard or Rich or any other version of the name. –  JPmiaou Mar 6 '11 at 15:25

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I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you looking for other nicknames for Richard because an (over-zealous) obscenity filter choked on Dick? If so, some possibilities include Rich, Richie, Rick, or Ricky. If you want, you could even try resurrecting some now-obsolete nicknames: Hitch, Hick, Dickon, Ricket, Hicket, or Hudde. (I got these from The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names by E.G. Withycombe, under Richard.)

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Richard is the safest one. The others assume a tone of familiarity that may be unwelcome (or are just outright bizarre.)

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Why is Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the USA, is always written/addresses everywhere in a tone of familiarity? How can I call/address him without a tone of familiarity by a synonymous name –  Gennady Vanin Геннадий Ванин Mar 6 '11 at 7:05
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@vgv8 you do not address the former Vice President by his first name. You address him as "Mr. Cheney". –  nohat Mar 6 '11 at 8:32
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As long as your email filter accepts it, Dick is fine, since he's already referred to himself as such. In a pinch, Richard or Mr. Cheney are the safest substitutes. –  dleavitt Mar 6 '11 at 22:39

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