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Volkner's Apprentice
December 19th, 2008, 2:17 PM
Haha, hopefully that title alone gets attention.

So I'm just around today and I noticed something. When particular friends often refer to me as "buddy" it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside (lolwut). And when I'm working and older guys say "thanks, man" rather than "thanks, bud" it's also kind of a weird self-esteem increase. But I hate it when my friends refer to me as 'man' because its just 'thanks, Ryan' without saying my name.

...now that I think about it, when my friends use my actual name, it's nice too. XD

So do you guys have any names/nicknames that you enjoy being referred to as? It doesn't have to be limited to stuff like mine, of course. Then are there nicknames you hate?

December 19th, 2008, 2:20 PM
I know what you mean my last name is zsuffa zoo-fa and thats what alot of my friends call me and whenever i hear it im look woot! and love my last name but i hate it when people call me mike since its too plain.

December 19th, 2008, 2:38 PM
XD; Aw, man.

I'm called a number of things. A lot of which I probably shouldn't repeat. Out there in the real world, I'm known as Jemima, Puddleduck, Fluffy, Saphy, and my least favourite, and only by my dad and friends taking the mickey, Sweetheart.

The whole Jemima Puddleduck thing arose from my love of water as a child, and the fact that I would never take my wellies off.

December 19th, 2008, 2:53 PM
I've never actually (felt?) much from names buddy, sport, man, etc. It's so common. ._.; (Heck, my father called me sport about 45+ times in a phone conversation 'n' I wondered if he knew my name)

However, just acknowledging my presence & actually saying my name is perfectly fine & I like that. Outside of Ry (or jokes like Rybread) I don't have countless nicknames like I do on PC. XD

December 19th, 2008, 3:01 PM
To be fair, not a lot of people use names like buddy, sport and champ in England - in fact, I don't know anyone who does.

However, Fiona can have a lot of different names pulled out of it.
I've had things such as;

- Fi
- Fifi
- Fifu
- Fizzle
- Ski
- Fitona

All of those have stuck (especially the last one) and they make me feel loved. I have no idea why considering most of them are taking the mick.

December 19th, 2008, 3:10 PM
I thought "buddy" was a semi-insultive remark to make to someone. At least it is where I go to school.

December 19th, 2008, 3:12 PM
I thought "buddy" was a semi-insultive remark to make to someone. At least it is where I go to school.I think that depends on the tone it's used in. D: Although I suppose schools are the same way here, but that's a guess.

December 19th, 2008, 3:16 PM
I don't like having my name shortened - I think 'Mike' sounds so common, and I much prefer 'Michael'. As for stuff like 'buddy' and 'champ', the most common one I hear is 'mate', and I'd imagine that's the same for the most of England. =/

December 19th, 2008, 3:55 PM
For some weird reason my old history teacher calls me 'Popcorn'. Why, i don't really know. i think it was because of a shirt I wore once with popcorn on it. But I don't really mind him calling me that. I hate it wehn people call me 'Nat'. It makes me think that they are too lazy to say my whole name. Only 2 people are allowed to call me that without me getting mad at them.

December 19th, 2008, 3:57 PM
I think that depends on the tone it's used in. D: Although I suppose schools are the same way here, but that's a guess.

Mainly used in an insultive manner, like "Hey BUDDY"

December 19th, 2008, 5:55 PM
I personally prefer to just be called "Chris" :P


December 19th, 2008, 6:07 PM
I don't really get aled any of that stuff, the only time is when I might be messing around with friends and quoting comedians, of course we always end up calling eachother other stuf as well which is probably not worth repeating.

Occasioanly I get called Gilligan -_-

December 19th, 2008, 6:07 PM
Nick... Just Nick... No not Nicholas... nor Nicky *shudder*

People at school often call me Chef... but that's just as bad as *shudder* Nicky *shudder*

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
December 19th, 2008, 6:34 PM
Well, my last name is potts :( so I get:


actually, I made the last one up :P

December 19th, 2008, 6:38 PM
Hey there Nicky! xD
I have a lot of names, most of my friends call me:
Erik [not erik_desler]
Those are my names from my friends. I'm fine with them. So does my grandfather.

December 19th, 2008, 6:39 PM
I don't find it offensive at all when people call me these casual names or whatever, nor do I get all warm inside. I wouldn't normally care about what people call me unless it's directly insulting or something. :B

Master Electrician
December 19th, 2008, 6:46 PM
Depends on the person. If say, my girlfriend called me "buddy" in anything but a joking manner, I'd be shocked, and maybe a little insulted. But I usually have no problem with pet names or nicknames. I have a rather extensive collection, including:

Lord of Metal

And the one that's always struck me as the oddest...


None of these are remotely related to my given name, but it makes it easier since my circle of friends contains a ridiculous number of people with my given name.

December 19th, 2008, 7:06 PM
...I feel REALLY badly for you right now.

-Wayward Son
-Mr. Chemistry

...gotta love those.

December 19th, 2008, 7:31 PM
I just get called Ashley.. Although I also have a new nickname.. Lollipop. xD

December 19th, 2008, 8:07 PM
Lemme think...on the internet, I'm Sydii, Syd, Obsydian, Silver, Silv, SSS, Blacky, and someone called me LemLem once. ._.;;

In real life, I'm Bell and Juicy(because I use to drool a lot, perves). And those adorable pet names are baby, babe, honeybucket, cutiebutt, and umm...oh, wolfie. :3

I hate the name Splatty. D: So many people called me that on here...I really, really hated it, guys. ;/

Tangerine Fox
December 19th, 2008, 8:13 PM
I actually like it when people refer to me by my last name. Only one person does it on a consistent basis, I just like the way my last name sounds. It also has a very militant/matter-of-fact feel to it that I like. Always have. Sometimes I wish more people called me by that name.

But that aside, I sometimes get called "Techie" because of my role in the theatre and I don't mind it with most people. I take pride in teching, so as long as it's done in good humour, I like it.

But people mostly call me Jesse. I guess I don't fit much else for others.

I call my sister "squirt" sometimes; I did it more when she was younger because she loved frogs, but now I just do it because it makes her feel special since nobody else she knows is called that.

December 19th, 2008, 8:31 PM
Growing up my mom always called me "Twinky" or "Twinkles". Dunno why..
Oh, and of course the usual name-splicing between my sister and I - and it only happened to me, and never to her. "Seidi."

Otherwise I'm usually just plainly referred to as "Heidi", or "Heid (hide)" for short.

Oh, and I've occasionally been called "Moose" due to my last name.

December 20th, 2008, 12:14 AM
My friends usually calls me Lee, and my closest friends call me Knewell or Brent. It's only a matter of pronouncing my first name correctly, really. I used to that kind of treatment.

December 20th, 2008, 12:19 AM
I'm usually almost always called pal, or dude. or they just say my name. Usually thye say Pal.

Volkner's Apprentice
December 20th, 2008, 7:09 AM
Mainly used in an insultive manner, like "Hey BUDDY"

Again, yeah, it's a tone thing. I'm talking about when two/three particular friends say "thanks, buddy!" or "buddy, you alright?" (Now typing the word feels weird since I've seen it so many times XD)

And yeah, BB, I get Ryebread and Ry-Guy (like shy guy? i have no clue.)

I also get RB for my initials which really only one person refers to me with and yeah, I like it when people use my last name.

Tater Tot
December 20th, 2008, 10:19 AM
People refer to me as "Tata tot" in real life? XD

My PC names:
Cheese, Cheese-kun, Tater, Tot-tot, Tata tot, Tata tota, Tot, Caleb, (duh D:) Foody, T_T; TT.

Every one makes me feel special. : D My friends usually just call me Caleb, sometimes they call me crazy. It's a tad weird to be in a conversation like, "Hey! ____" "Hey, Crazy!" XD And I call two of my friends the Spaghetti sisters. I took them out to eat, and they both got Spaghetti, so. XD

December 20th, 2008, 10:27 AM
My Nickname is Polo because of my last name - Polius, I must get my name changed to El Polo when I can lol