Are Proper Names Passé?

Jack is short for John and somehow Molly is a nickname for Mary, but Adam Sandler isn't abiding by the proper rules of naming even if it upsets his mother. When the funny man stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to promote his new, kid-friendly flick, Bedtime Stories, the daddy of two got to talking about his mother's issue with his second daughter's name, Sunny. It turns out the older Sandler thought it was more a nickname than a given one so he joked that his baby's birth certificate reads, "Sunday Night Football."
Do you think the age of proper names and nicknames has passed?

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