If Mandy/Amanda was renamed Sally when she moved into flat No.1 it possibly that Miss Foal (Sister Rosemary) then only needed to yell out one name when she wanted a chore done, as there was already a Sally in the flat. The first one to answer got the chore.
Life was fun.
On my entry to the NCH my original application was filled out by my mother as John, Philip as my first names, however when I actually entered the Home it had reverted as Philip as my first name, just a little odity.
I think the only nickname used in flat 1 was really for Noel Brown - as "Noz Boz" as he was often called, or if we wanted to wind him up, using a then current advert on the TV of "Don't Say Brown Say Hovis" was changed to "Don't Sat Brown Say Hopeless", although he was very good at football.