View Poll Results: Do you have a nickname?
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Yes, one that I used more then my full name (still do)
Yes, one that was/is used as much as my full name
Yes, many nicknames were/are used
es, many nicknames were/are used ~ Yes, but my nickname wasn't/isn't based upon my name
No, but I always wish I had one
No, and I never regretted the fact
Thread: Nicknames - Did/do you have one?
December 26th, 2011 01:06 AM #41Senior Member
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December 28th, 2011 01:18 AM #43Junior Member
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December 28th, 2011 03:42 PM #45
I have a few nicknames that are used on occasion. Mostly the typical ones that can derive from Natalie, primarily Nata and Nattie. My brother and some of my close friends often call me Saff though; Saff deriving from Saffron, a different screen name of mine. I enjoy having nicknames people close to me use, but it would feel weird to me for someone I don't know very well to go up and say, "Heya Saff!" or something like that. I mostly try to have those I'm not acquainted with (in real life anyway) to just cal me Natalie. For me, nicknames are kind of personal.
January 1st, 2012 11:48 AM #47
My name is Rebecca and while I like Becky for other people, it's not for me! I've been Rebecca my whole life and lately my group of friends has taken to calling me Bex. I don't mind that one
When I do have children I would want room for a nickname. I love the name Miranda for that (Mira, Miri, Randa...) I think Kate Moss's sister's name is Charlotte and she goes by Lottie. I don't hear that used as much in the U.S. but I think it's a cute nickname.
July 1st, 2012 05:12 AM #49
I am an Ebony and I mostly have been. My old friends call me Ebs, Ebie, Ebenezer Scrouge and Ivory. While my newer friends call me Eb. My parents also call me Ebs. My sister is an Adele and she gets called Dele, Dele Bele, Delly and Addie. My brother is Isaac and he gets called Ike, Iggy, Ziggy (by me) and Zaccy by my grandad.♥Ebony~ 14 year old lover of names, chocolate and books♥
If I were to name a child today Matilda Jamesie Rose or Eamon James Harold
Girls: Matilda, Eleanor, Alice, Eloise, Arabella, Clementine, Lucinda, Phoebe, Madeleine and Lillian
Boys: Under construction
July 1st, 2012 05:50 AM #51
How I am Called:
Courtney & My sister's names. She will eventually get there.
Dad and some of my Paternal Uncles:
Rarely Courtney, but mostly--Toot, Toot-Toot, or Cuda (Barracuda)--No, I do not resemble one, He just loves to fish.
Mom's husband who is no longer with us:
Mostly Courtney, CoCo when the kids are mostly around. Sweetie by a couple of Uncles, but they just affectionatly call all of us that...I guess there are too many to remember our names at times. Lol
Spoiled Brat, Brat, Courtney, CoCo, Baby Sister
Nieces and younger cousins:
CoCo or Aunt CoCo
Court-Court. Court, CoCo, Baby Huey, Jolly Green Giant, "She Must be Spoiled, huh?"
Others: Not a nickname, but just cannot say my name:
Curtney, Coatney, Coatnay, etc.
"Let's Hear it for the Boys!"
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| Leopold | Sebastian | Thaddeus |
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun!"
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December 18th, 2012 08:10 PM #53Junior Member
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My name is Bronté (Bron-Tay) and my coach always called my Bronty (Bron-Tee) but when he said it it sounded like Bronny, or Bronnie (Bron-Nee). I thought it was cool because my teammates started calling me that and it was fun... but now ot's starting to sound so whiney to me, I much prefer to be called my name, Bronté, and to have it pronounced correctly. Also it has spread and more of my friends from school have started calling me Bronnie, and I don't want people to think my name is Bronwyn or something like that, I think Bronté is a much nicer name.
I have also been called Brontosaurus by mates, or 'B' - one my sister gave me, because I started referring to everyone as 'Gee' - "Yeah Gee, cool Gee, guts Gee" - to me it is like calling someone mate, dude, or Bro, and my sisters' name is Georgia, so she thought I was calling her G because of that (:. I also get called Bronty Boo-Boo, Tiger, and Champ by my Dad. Most people call me Bronté or Brontz/Bronts and that's the way I like it
December 18th, 2012 08:24 PM #55
December 19th, 2012 06:58 AM #57
My family only call me Karen (though my brother will write Ren on my birthday cards) but my friends call me Ren, Renny, Renny-Penny, Holly, Hols and Llama.
My best friends - bar one - all have the same situation as me. Their family call them one thing but we call them another and would never dream of using their official name because we never have. For example:
Josci (jo-see), Jos, Juicy, Juicy Fruit, Fruit Loops, Loops etc
Morganna, Morgs, Moegs, Mo-eggs, Moose, Moosechops, Moosepie etc
Valentina, Val, Vel, Vellykins etc
Angel, Ang (like the start of Angel)
...and none of those are their official names. Though Angel's, Valentina's and Jamie's are very close.Current Favourite Name Combos
BOYS: Joseph Rory Michael "Jory", Edmond John Meirion "Ned", August Eli Benedict
GIRLS: Aira Rose Adelaide, Eilidh Clara Valentine, Bridie Scarlett Viola
Looking for beta readers for my novel at: http://theselfinvention.blogspot.co.uk/ - Prologue and Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 now up.
December 19th, 2012 01:05 PM #59