Nicknames do they grow old?
Posted Mon Mar 04, 2013 06:09 PM
do nicknames have an expiry date? do ya have one? or many? when is it used?
Posted Mon Mar 04, 2013 06:16 PM
Posted Mon Mar 04, 2013 06:30 PM
Posted Tue Mar 05, 2013 02:03 AM
Posted Tue Mar 05, 2013 03:53 AM
Posted Tue Mar 05, 2013 05:07 AM
Most of my nicknames come from me being a bunny amoung friends. Bunny, Bunnykins, Fluffears, Pufftail.
As to their finish date, it depends on the formation of the nickname, the person receiving it and the social circle change.
For instance a spur of the moment nickname formed during a busy moment is unlikely to stick around as one that forms over time due to consistent circumstances.
The person receiving the nickname also has allot of weight in whether the nickname sticks around or not, the person can set limits on a nickname by their reaction, now this does interact with the social circle element, if the social circle is an enemy creating a cruel nickname acceptance will end it faster than resistance, while a friend that faces resistance will drop the nickname faster.
Next is social circle if your family makes a nickname for you, it's far more likely to stick around that if your workmates due, for a combination of factors, whether it's the turn over rate of people in the circle, or the time you spend in contact with them, and their feeling of entitlement/familiarity.
Posted Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:40 AM
My folks call me by my name, no nicknames. Anyway, we only see each other once a year tops.
Posted Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:28 AM
Posted Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:53 AM
I had a nickname at uni and that one stuck right through the time i spent there and friends from uni still call me that from time to time but i dont think i have ever used it outside uni.
And my father use to have a couple of nicknames for me too and he use to use them quite often and he even used my uni nickname too from time to time. Nicknames are a great way of identifying oneself as long as they are not hurtful names i cant see the problem using them.
Posted Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:37 PM
everytime I do something that reminds them of her they go.."theres Penny" which is usually once a day..
I dont think this nickname is a compliment...
Posted Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:12 AM
Posted Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:24 AM
One that I found funny was Neapolitan, I'm chocolate, with 'pink' and 'white', if you catch my drift. I laughed for a bit that day.
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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2013 01:49 PM
Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 09:29 PM
A few friends call me the first part of my last name with skey on the end... I'm not sure why. It doesn't bother me, but only because they're friends. But if someone I wasn't close with, just decided to walk up like "hey b-skey" I would make them turn around, come back, and address me properly.
Posted Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:10 AM
Posted Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:44 AM
After about two months she asked me what my nickname for her meant:
No more nicknames after that, and a cold bedroom for a couple of nights.
Posted Tue Apr 09, 2013 08:04 AM
i also have a really common kind of nickname (first syllable of my name) that people always want to call me and i absolutely hate it. my driving instructor just started calling me it and ugh i just really really hate it.
Posted Tue Apr 09, 2013 08:27 AM
Ah well probably deserved.....lol..
Posted Tue Apr 09, 2013 08:30 AM