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Is there anyone close to you who doesn't call you by your first name?

  1. Ciel Clark profile image79
    Ciel Clarkposted 5 years ago

    Is there anyone close to you who doesn't call you by your first name?

  2. glassvisage profile image88
    glassvisageposted 5 years ago

    I feel like you are asking if people refer to you by your last name, but this question makes me think of my family and how everyone is referred to by a nickname. This goes beyond my immediate family and includes grandparents, uncles, etc. I had to learn these nicknames when I was quite young because we don't use given names anymore. For instance, an uncle is "Black Cloud" because he is usually telling depressing stories.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Well my kids call me mom, my husband calls me Mo which is not my name--in fact I have no idea where that nickname came from.  If you mean people close to me that call me a more formal name, than no.

  4. Alecia Murphy profile image77
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    Most of my family calls me a variation of my first name or my nickname that I've had since I was a baby. I'm so used to being called some kind of nickname I sometimes forget what it sounds like when someone calls me by my real name.

  5. Mom Kat profile image79
    Mom Katposted 5 years ago

    I have tons of "nick names" that I go by, very rarely does anyone call me by my full first name...
    My first name being Katrina ~ my usual names that I am called by are:
    Kat
    Kate
    Katy
    Mom
    Rosebud

    Other names I've been called in the past (which I responded to)

    Half pint
    Shorty
    Red
    Norm
    Freckles
    Cherry

    So there you have it.  It's actually very unusual for someone to call me by my name & it usually makes me feel like I'm in trouble when they do smile

  6. carolp profile image81
    carolpposted 5 years ago

    My son calls me Mom, my daughter calls me Mami, my Nephews and Nieces call me Auntie or Tita. Other close to me call me by nickname Carol instead of Carolina.

  7. Aisha Jilani profile image60
    Aisha Jilaniposted 5 years ago

    yes my best friend call me by my last name, that makes her unique to me. and i like it

  8. Gary Holdaway profile image80
    Gary Holdawayposted 5 years ago

    My best friend Ed calls me Holdaway a lot. He does sometimes use Gary though.

  9. Monique Graham profile image61
    Monique Grahamposted 5 years ago

    None of my family calls me by my first name, only my nickname.  However friends and co-workers do call me by my first name.   I remember back when I was in high school and a relative come stay with us for a while.  Shortly after they moved in many of my friends began to ask me if my phone number had changed.  Apparently every time a friend would call the house and ask for me by my first name, my cousin would tell the caller they had the wrong number. Lol

  10. taburkett profile image60
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    I have many nicknames and through my various job I also have different titles so many people address me differently all the time.
    My wife even has some special nicknames for me like slick, opa, dufus, and slowpoke depending on her point of view.
    But, they always make sure that I am called to breakfast, lunch, and dinner on time.

  11. SpeakUpStandOut profile image60
    SpeakUpStandOutposted 5 years ago

    My Family calls me Kiss, Kissy or Kiss Kiss; which are nicknames I had as a little girl. My Niece and Nephew call me, Tia Kissy.

 
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