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    I was wondering whether Hal is short for another name, or is is a name on its own. I remember Hal called Lois, Louise once so I assume thats what Lois is short for... any ideas?



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    Default Re: Is "Hal" short for something?

    Erm i seem to remember in one episode (i dont know if this is right) but someone called him Albert.
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    Default Re: Is "Hal" short for something?

    I'm really not sure although it is quite an interesting question and 'mystery' to solve. There are some possibilities of what he could be called like Albert which samboo1 kindly suggested. I think, as there many possibilities there will be an answer. Here are some names i've suggested on the list of Hal's name!!:
    - Harold
    - Halman
    - Herbert
    - Harvey
    These names are all i can think of to go with Hal but unfortunately, if you look at it technically, we will never find out unless we personally write to Linwood Boomer (Director of MitM)
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    I really sure ive heard it in an episode!
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    Default Re: Is "Hal" short for something?

    As far as I know in American names, Hal and Lois are both full and complete names, neither is short for anything.

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    Default Re: Is "Hal" short for something?

    I remember Hal called Lois, Louise once so I assume thats what Lois is short for... any ideas?
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    Ive heard Hal call her Louise when he said 'jeez Louise' as in the phrase. @yg.Ive never heard of the name Hal before mitm though, must be an american name. Id heard of Lois as a full name but never Hal.
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    Default Re: Is "Hal" short for something?

    I'd never heard of Hal before, is it particulary common in the states? Also is "Dewey" a common name in the states, I don't think anyone here is called that! .

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    Yeah and i dont think Reese and Malcolm are popular names here. Out of all the names id say Reese is the most popular name (of the family).
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    Default Re: Is "Hal" short for something?

    in the uk dewy is a werid name......as far as hal goes i heard it about but not comman here either.
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    Default Re: Is "Hal" short for something?

    Hal called himself "Halbert" in Company Picnic when the new boss thought he was Bert, the head of the company, and he was trying to confuse everyone with throwing out out the names he could possibly go by. Other than that, he has never been called Albert, I'm quite sure. And if he has a full name, it has also never been revealed. Although would we really expect it from this show? I'm surprised they've been so revealing with their ages as of late.

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