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"Macca?" (What does the nick-name 'Macca' mean?)
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Well, I'm stupid. From Wikipedia:

Macca (or "Macker" in Ireland) is a common British nickname for somebody whose surname begins with the Gaelic prefix Mac or Mc (meaning "son of").

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I like Macca. Fun little nickname. My question is whether he legally changed his name to Paul or is he still James Paul McCartney?

If I ever met Paul, I would just flail uncontrollably and hyperventilate. I wouldn't even be able to say Paul, Macca, or Sir Awesome.

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PennyLane said:

I like Macca. Fun little nickname. My question is whether he legally changed his name to Paul or is he still James Paul McCartney?

Still Sir James Paul McCartney (GET IT RIGHT!! Jees!).

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PennyLane said:

I like Macca. Fun little nickname. My question is whether he legally changed his name to Paul or is he still James Paul McCartney?

Still Sir James Paul McCartney (GET IT RIGHT!! Jees!).

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His friends called him Macca, too, as is evidenced by the Anthology recording of "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away," when John asks, "Macca, you ready?" (or something like that).

 

Really? Cool, I missed that!

I guess if people actually address him that way, then I guess I've got no good reason to be irritated anymore. (But that's never stopped me before - I always need to be irritated about something! "Grr, people calling him "Macca" in print like they're BFFs!")

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PennyLane said:

I like Macca. Fun little nickname. My question is whether he legally changed his name to Paul or is he still James Paul McCartney?

If I ever met Paul, I would just flail uncontrollably and hyperventilate. I wouldn't even be able to say Paul, Macca, or Sir Awesome.

I'd do that too. a-hard-days-night-paul-6

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I've always wondered, on the name. So weird.

Anyway... I am trying to find out why many Paul-fans call him 'Macca'.

Is it a shortening for McCartney? Because I think that's the only explenation for the nick-name.  

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The nickname Macca is not limited to just Paul...read on, McLennonson. 

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Zig said:

The nickname Macca is not limited to just Paul...read on, McLennonson. 

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Wow...

I had no idea!!!

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Oh this made me laugh so hard...

Lady Macca may refer to:

  • Heather Mills, Sir Paul McCartney's second wife, (see, for example, Private Eye, 25 May 2006; London Evening Standard, 8 August 2006 - "Lady Macca's battle royal"), who was also referred to as Mucca (Sunday Times, 13 August 2006 - "Macca v Mucca: the hidden agenda"; London Lite, 25 January 2007 - "Lady Mucca meets Princess Michael)
  • Lady Macbeth, the wife of Macbeth in Shakespeare's play[dubious discuss]
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