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Old 06-12-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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The worst is when meeting someone and I repeat their name and they say it's _______. I still don't know what they said and I'm certainly not going to try pronouncing it again. I just smile
Sometimes I'll say "oh, and how do you spell that?" which works ok unless they have a very basic name and are just saying it really strangely! lol!

I have experienced the same thing with people assuming they can call Cathleen Cathy or Robert Bob.

Interestingly, my son has a name like that, and I've always called him "Bob" but early on, he decided he preferred "Robert" (neither is his real name) and starting from the time he was tiny, if someone called him Bob, he'd say no, it's Robert. He's in high school now and is consistently called Robert by everyone, except me! lol! Well, my family too, because they hear me say it all the time, so it's kind of 50/50 for them and he can live with that. But everyone else gets corrected.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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I'm in my mid '60s but my family still calls me by my "babified" name, (for example, Mikey instead of Mike or Michael.)

To this day, it's still tough to introduce colleagues to my mother, in spite of my warning her in advance. "Now remember, Mom, I'm Michael."

"So, how long have you known Mikey?"
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I'm in my mid '60s but my family still calls me by my "babified" name, (for example, Mikey instead of Mike or Michael.)

To this day, it's still tough to introduce colleagues to my mother, in spite of my warning her in advance. "Now remember, Mom, I'm Michael."

"So, how long have you known Mikey?"
ha, ha, I love your mom. This is 100% pure Mom, accept no substitutions.

I know it's annoying to you, but I still love her.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:41 PM
 
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I'm in my mid '60s but my family still calls me by my "babified" name, (for example, Mikey instead of Mike or Michael.)

To this day, it's still tough to introduce colleagues to my mother, in spite of my warning her in advance. "Now remember, Mom, I'm Michael."

"So, how long have you known Mikey?"
My family always used my formal name, but everyone else used the diminutive form. After high school, I moved away (200 miles) and in with a high school friend. I used that opportunity to lose the diminutive - my friend was the only one who had to change how he addressed me, and he did quite readily.

But it still crops up. At a grad party for my niece a few days ago, I ran into a guy I hadn't seen since high school. Sure enough, he still knows me by the diminutive form. If I ever see him again, I'll have to set him straight...
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:10 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I worked with someone at a place where no two people were allowed to have the same name. (changed to protect) e.g. two girls named Elizabeth both go by Beth in real life, but when working together my friend had to change her name to Lizzie instead because there was already a Beth.
Since I became friends with her by meeting her at that job, I always knew her as Lizzie. I ended up introducing her to this guy, whom she later married. Flash forward 20 years, her own husband, all his friends, his family, pretty much everyone but her mom and brother now call her Lizzie instead of Beth because of that job.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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Leave it to Facebook to expose the five different ways to say my name!
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:53 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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Imagine having a super simple name like Debbie, only your parents decided to be cute and drop the "e" at the end. I forever corrected people about the spelling of my name. And, Debbi is my name, not Debra or Deborah.


Hey, I did find a candy conversation Easter egg (like the conversation hearts) with my named spelled MY way. I still have it.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:19 PM
 
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So I know the Bible says not to hate people, well with Jessicas it doesn't count.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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So I know the Bible says not to hate people, well with Jessicas it doesn't count.
What, exactly is your problem with that name?
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Old 06-22-2019, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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What, exactly is your problem with that name?
Don't hold your breath waiting for an answer, OP is "not a member" now
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