Each of the following nicknames changes to another word if you add either "If" "and" or "but" to it. I will give you clues for each. So-get off your Ifs, Ands and Butts!
-1.Cher. (One who "cuts down" on meat)
-3.Des. (First Appearances)
-4.Pa. (Himalayan Denizen)
-5.Molly. (to soothe)
6.Ted. (emulated a ram)