Don’t call me Chris, OK?

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Don’t call me OK, Chris

You can call me

  • Betty
  • Al

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sorry

That’s not my name

  • Don’t call me “Baby”
  • Don’t call me, Baby

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My name is Alex. I do, occasionally, have to be very clear to people who think two syllables is too long that they cannot call me Al.

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What is worse?

  • Al
  • Alexa

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Ahaha :sob: (definitely Al)

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How would you feel about ‘Lex’ (rhymes with mix)?

Personally, I’d feel awful.

Nobody’s ever tried that one on me. One friend sometimes calls me Lexy though and I actually… quite like it? Rhymes with sexy

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Not just a South Wales thing but definitely something that happens here is the contraction of names to one syllable. I’d never been Jame before I came here. I am now.

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Unacceptable

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Dave to too long, Dai will suffice

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Had a mate who was nicknamed “P” because “Paul” was too long a name

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Does take a while to say Paul though, it’s a long sound. Can’t say it quickly can you?

Full disclosure: I’m a Paul and virtually everyone I know calls me something other than Paul, think the name Paul has something about it that people don’t like to say

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I reckon it’s just that it’s a common name without as much possibility for variations as other common names, so you might need a nickname.

Think the worst name for nicknames is Andrew. Nearly every Andrew I know doesn’t get referred to by their given name

Funny, I know a lot of Andrews who are Andrew, more Andrews than Andies.