What do you think of people who make you pronounce their full first name?

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by gwartney, May 31, 2016.

  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

    Reputations:
    27,638
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    48,741
    Likes Received:
    21,805
    I have one of those names, like Michael (it's not that) so most people call me by my shortened name, like Mike. Or Fred for Frederick. Deb for Debbie, Sue for Susan, Dick for Richard etc.

    Some people are very fussy about being called by their real first name. I always figure they have some kind of hang up about their name and sort of look down on them as being snooty. Even though someone ought to be able to be called by his real name if that's what he or she prefers.

    What do you think?
     
  2. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

    Reputations:
    27,638
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    48,741
    Likes Received:
    21,805
    My real name is Barfus but I go by Bar.
     
    Lou Loomis, Gomez and DiamondGoddess like this.
  3. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

    Reputations:
    181,700
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    197,307
    Likes Received:
    127,217
    It's their name.
    Just try and be accommodating.
     
    IfTheyOnlyKnew and Tigger Please like this.
  4. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Working My Nuts Off VIP

    Reputations:
    61,794
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    54,367
    Likes Received:
    29,549
    My name is so screwed up that I answer to anything. I don't care anymore.
     
    babybear and Babanoohai like this.
  5. idiotbox

    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter. VIP

    Reputations:
    27,096
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    20,310
    Likes Received:
    19,698
    asshole
     
  6. goldtopper

    goldtopper Well Known Heterosexual Gold

    Reputations:
    167,477
    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Messages:
    22,489
    Likes Received:
    63,803
    I had a temp working for me this weekend and his name was Ge'latto.
    I really felt badly for the dude. Nice guy too
     
    IfTheyOnlyKnew likes this.
  7. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

    Reputations:
    27,638
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    48,741
    Likes Received:
    21,805
    Don't you ever think "oh big shot doesn't like nick names"?
     
  8. Mr. Potato Head

    Mr. Potato Head ~Would Like to Play~ Gold

    Reputations:
    39,475
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    73,425
    Likes Received:
    28,885
    This is why I just call you gwarn.
     
  9. NipplesAndToes23

    NipplesAndToes23 Assistant to the Vice POTY VIP

    Reputations:
    33,097
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    31,640
    Likes Received:
    20,616
    Your nickname is faggot, faggot.
     
  10. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

    Reputations:
    181,700
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    197,307
    Likes Received:
    127,217
    No
     
  11. HelloCleveland!

    HelloCleveland! Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    9,096
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    6,333
    Likes Received:
    7,628
    I have a short 1 syllable name, not an issue.

    Sucks to be you!
     
    hidden dragon likes this.
  12. RaeRae

    RaeRae Rae Gold

    Reputations:
    119,064
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    7,429
    Likes Received:
    21,589
    I know someone who's name is Maybelline. :scream: I would disown my parents if they named me that.
     
    meanredhed and IfTheyOnlyKnew like this.
  13. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker I'm gonna rock ya till it strikes the hour Gold

    Reputations:
    16,828
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    11,396
    Likes Received:
    9,558
    Let that dick run deep put that ass to sleep.
     
    gwartney likes this.
  14. hidden dragon

    hidden dragon i came. i saw. i derailed. Staff Member

    Reputations:
    221,279
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    94,708
    Likes Received:
    79,910
    :giggle:

    I don't know of this problem. I have the short name. You either got to use my name or the nickname I've had since I was little.
     
    babybear and IfTheyOnlyKnew like this.
  15. P-B

    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

    Reputations:
    2,767
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    83,361
    Likes Received:
    29,479
    And it's not often that someone who lives in Cleveland gets to say that.
     
    Lemmy likes this.
  16. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

    Reputations:
    27,638
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    48,741
    Likes Received:
    21,805
    Where do you put calling a complete stranger asshole? Not as bad as looking down on someone because they don't want to be called by a nickname?
     
  17. P-B

    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

    Reputations:
    2,767
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    83,361
    Likes Received:
    29,479
    Just call him "idiot" for short.
     
    idiotbox likes this.
  18. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Hors d'oeuvre Addict VIP

    Reputations:
    1,597
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    12,130
    Likes Received:
    1,536
    Only people who really used Dennis were clients.

    Most people use D, Den, Denny, Danny, Bum and Moe.

    I'll answer to just about anything.
     
    meanredhed and IfTheyOnlyKnew like this.
  19. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

    Reputations:
    27,638
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    48,741
    Likes Received:
    21,805
    Ranger fans call you chump.
     
  20. sarnie

    sarnie a.k.a. smarmie

    Reputations:
    4,502
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    29,320
    Likes Received:
    6,171
    dick for dickless
     
    babybear and Teeney like this.