Another thing I have noticed that we do not see or in this case hear anymore are nicknames.
With all due respect to our fearless leader Woody, you would be hard-pressed to find a child today that has a nickname. In fact, there are very few if any Mikes, Toms or Bobs. You can find Michael, Thomas, and Robert.
I read the obituaries/Irish Green Sheet daily and I see Red, Dolly, Hunk, Babe and a host of others. I suspect nicknames are gone but not forgotten.