Don’t call me OK, Chris
You can call me
That’s not my name
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.
What is worse?
Ahaha (definitely Al)
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
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.
Dave to too long, Dai will suffice
Had a mate who was nicknamed “P” because “Paul” was too long a name
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
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.