Nicknames

(52 Posts)
NanaNina Fri 25-Jan-13 21:05:19

To get irritated with MNs who have very long nickcnames with peculiar spellings. I like to say Hi to the person I am "talking" to especially when there are a lot of people on the same thread, but I get fed up of really long ones eg. Ilikeorangesbutdontlikelemons - I made that one up and it's easy enough to just call her "Oranges&Lemons" but sometimes there are wierd ones that are long with peculiar spellings too, and no easy to shorten.

Just call me Keema grin.

sittinginthesun Fri 25-Jan-13 21:07:47

I just use the first bit of the name. grin

crazynanna Fri 25-Jan-13 21:09:16

I have a namelike you OP...andI get called Nanna a lot. smile

I mainly get Gold. Once called Doors and I didnt know who they were talking to.

GPND works just as well.

I shall call you Nana

I use either the first bit or the last bit.

I also don't like people with Fat in the name or something not very nice as I don't want to offend people grin

usualsuspect Fri 25-Jan-13 21:13:17

just call me usual,unless you are flagging me off then I expect my full name.

usualsuspect Fri 25-Jan-13 21:13:37

Slagging*

ratspeaker Fri 25-Jan-13 21:13:47

Why not just highlight, copy then paste the name into your reply?
You can highlight it by adding a * before and after it.

andtheycalleditbunnylove Fri 25-Jan-13 21:14:59

pfft.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Fri 25-Jan-13 21:15:25

Just call me a Ho, everyone else does grin

Fakebook Fri 25-Jan-13 21:15:29

Really?

BarredfromhavingStella Fri 25-Jan-13 21:16:51

I'm the same as Usual -Barred is fine unless you are having a bitch, the full name is then of course required (well it'd be rude not to grin )

Hi , I'm Doi or tourist

Nagoo Fri 25-Jan-13 21:19:24

See, I like Goo.

I ought to reconsider my capitalisation strategy.

Does it matter though? I just pick a bit out of the name [lazy]

When I add bits to the name and people call me by the bits, I don't recognise myself.

IN nobdie threads there's a 4 letter protocol. My favourite was tidybaby who requested we call her dyba. smile

RobinSparkles Fri 25-Jan-13 21:20:13

You can call me Robin if you like!

Nagoo Fri 25-Jan-13 21:20:30

I remember the first time on TIO when I saw someone namecheck youoldslag. that made me shock grin

MarcelineTheVampireQueen Fri 25-Jan-13 21:22:39

Marceline is quite an easy one!grin

cece Fri 25-Jan-13 21:24:34

I don't get mine changed much.

discorabbit Fri 25-Jan-13 21:25:38

nona i really wouldn't let it irritate you wink

KenLeeeeeee Fri 25-Jan-13 21:27:54

I'm fine with Ken. I object strenuously to KenLee though. It's all or nothing, baby!

TiggyD Fri 25-Jan-13 21:29:16

My friends call me Tigs for short, so feel free to call me Tiggy "Hotlips" D'Amour.

Tommy Fri 25-Jan-13 21:29:49

never sure why people give themselves such long names confused

manticlimactic Fri 25-Jan-13 21:34:41

I just copy and paste the name.

issey6cats Fri 25-Jan-13 21:37:52

i picked mine because when i joined MN i had six cats in residence and my name in RL is issey most people who respond to me here just call me issey like my friends in real life smile

sittinginthesun Fri 25-Jan-13 21:46:23

I quite like a nickname. I'm on here a lot, but not that prolific. When someone actually calls me "Sitting", I get quite excited.

EndoplasmicReticulum Fri 25-Jan-13 22:51:17

You can call me ER. It's easy. Sometimes I am rough, and sometimes I am smooth.

TheSecretCervixDNCOP Fri 25-Jan-13 22:52:05

People either refer to me as Secret or Cervix, it does not bother me smile

NickNacks Fri 25-Jan-13 22:57:43

I did snort the other day when BOF was shortened to LesBO smile

StickEmWithThePointyEnd Fri 25-Jan-13 23:01:30

I normally get called StickEm or Pointy.

StickEm sounds rude and I know there are a few other "StickEms" or similar around.

I like Pointy. Reminds me of Mr Pointy (Buffy reference for those who don't know).

ChaoticintheNewYear Fri 25-Jan-13 23:03:38

Chaotic's fine smile

StickEmWithThePointyEnd Fri 25-Jan-13 23:04:43

Chaotic are you "ChaosTrulyReigns"?

thegreylady Fri 25-Jan-13 23:07:19

I respond to grey but don't really think mine counts as long :-)

I get wanna or wannabe but theres a wannaBe so that gets confusing.

I will settle for goddess grin

sittinginthesun Fri 25-Jan-13 23:09:28

Thegreylady - your names just trips off the tongue. I never think of you by a shortened name.

NoelHeadbands Fri 25-Jan-13 23:10:08

I get really irritated if people don't call me elHea, I don't know what's wrong with people tbh

deleted203 Fri 25-Jan-13 23:10:39

I think I wrote mine badly TBH when I joined (knackered at the time and unable to think of anything witty). I am So.... Worn.... Out....but it obviously reads weirdly because I get called Sworn, Sow, and other things! grin.

deleted203 Fri 25-Jan-13 23:11:36

Not that I mind. Call me what you like, folks!

WorraLiberty Fri 25-Jan-13 23:14:11

There's someone called YouOldSlag isn't there?

I always felt uncomfortable shortening her name to Slag but it seemed weird addressing her as You as well grin

AreYouADurtBirdOrALadyBird Fri 25-Jan-13 23:17:30

I have a long name but you can just call me DurtBird.

norks me. I likes it smile

nagoo is a perfectly brilliant name for a LOVELY poster
I do get. Bit confused with all the chaoticw and chaoses, but then I remember to look for multiple posts and livelllly speeelinges

Startail Fri 25-Jan-13 23:23:59

Clearly I'm a Star.

Actually I didn't lurk long enough before posting to realise names get shortened, so I'm slightly embarrassed my NN isn't a little more modest.

I did have a non star NC for The Jubbilee, but it felt all wrong. I've got used to it.

I have to say Endoplasmic Reticlum is my favourite MN name.
(I had a rough time on an astronomy cause and found biology smooth sailing, way less maths).

ChaoticintheNewYear Fri 25-Jan-13 23:36:12

StickEm no I'm not smile

Reaa Sat 26-Jan-13 00:10:14

If I had a longer name I would only end up forgetting what I had called myself.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Sat 26-Jan-13 00:14:25

Mine's quite long and I usually just get "Ghoul". I think the key point is the joke doesn't work if don't have all the words in it...

Kafri Sat 26-Jan-13 04:53:35

Ill take pretty much anything like I do in RL tho tbf I'm not sure what you'd shorten Kafri to. :-)

Lavenderhoney Sat 26-Jan-13 05:04:43

People do lavender to me, no lav as yetsmile

littlewhitebag Sat 26-Jan-13 06:03:32

ER grin <science geek>

I get Wankbadger. I also respond to Wank.
However, as with other posters if you're going to slag me off, full name please.

Someone referred to me as breakfast once and I was awfully confused.

StickEmUp Sat 26-Jan-13 06:36:36

stickem i normally just get called stickgrin

Are there more than you and i?
I think i mus have seen your name and it went in Subliminally.

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Sat 26-Jan-13 06:37:43

I tend to get called loves but could just not post on any thread your on if you prefer hmm

NanaNina Sat 26-Jan-13 12:20:37

Mm some interesting comments - maybe irritated was a bit strong, I just think why can't NNs be more simple. I think Loves you are the only person to be offended and I'm sorry as that was not my intention. I get called Nana or Nina or NN. I see mot people don't mind what they're called. My IT skills are very limited so don't know how to do that copy and paste thing with the name. Whilst on the subject of IT skills I don't know how to cope and post a comment from someone else's thread. I see this done a lot and then the poster comments back and it makes things very clear.

Any help would be much appreciated. Ah that could be by new NN!!!

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