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Old 11.04.2012, 16:20
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Is that not, exactly what the Stadtspresident is trying to do

And I haven't changed my name because a) I don't want to as it is the name my parents chose for me, and b) it's not legally possible to do so. So I just choose to call myself by the shortened version.

You choose to call yourself Liver?
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:22
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Re: Damn swiss with their nicknames!!

If only my parents hadn't named me after the place I was conceived then I wouldn't have to nickname myself mimi.


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Old 11.04.2012, 16:23
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Re: Damn swiss with their nicknames!!

You can write from your own point of view Minimee, but please don't use the word WE. You don't know what the others know. By using the word WE you
place yourself above the rest of the users. Or are you regarding yourself as
a royal WE? Canadian? How did u come up with that?
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:26
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Respecting someone starts by calling them by their name, which means the name they give themselves and not the name person X deems "appropriate". They determine where they want to be called what, and by whom.
that's why I always introduce myself as Miss MacGregor
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:26
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You choose to call yourself Liver?
Yes, offal, isn't it?
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:34
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Is that not, exactly what the Stadtspresident is trying to do

And I haven't changed my name because a) I don't want to as it is the name my parents chose for me, and b) it's not legally possible to do so. So I just choose to call myself by the shortened version.
I don't know what passport you carry, but in most of the European
countries it is possible to change your name. Maybe you just don't
know that it is possible.

By saying that you don't want to change it because you parents gave you
that is lame. My parents gave me their surname and i still changed it.
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:39
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If you are so unsatisfied with your real first name why don't you have it changed? Nowadays nobody have to suffer from that. It's a mistake someone else made, but you can fix it.

Hehe, I did that with my surname. Messes the authorities up here something chronic! Wasn't a mistake, I just appended my step-father's surname to mine because he was more of a father figure than my dad-father was.

Being American I was given a couple of middle names already at birth (and the roman numerals II for good measure). Now my initials are G.E.W.A.C. and I have a great time watching bureaucrats try to figure out which bit is my family name.
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You can write from your own point of view Minimee, but please don't use the word WE. You don't know what the others know. By using the word WE you
place yourself above the rest of the users. Or are you regarding yourself as
a royal WE? Canadian? How did u come up with that?


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Old 11.04.2012, 16:44
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The first time we went to stay with friends in Colorado to ski, I had a massive head over heels tumble going down bumps and our friend said 'Oh dear Odile's fallen on her fanny!' I was quite shocked. Mind you, I really shocked people in a bar in NY, on by 50th BD, when I exclaimed that I was 'dying for a fag'. You live and learn - great fun.
Dying for a fag I can understand, but I would have loved to be there to see how that went down!

My family from Georgia, on the other hand, getting upset because when they asked me how I wanted my coffee and I said I take it "white with one", now that I find a little too precious.
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:46
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I don't know what passport you carry, but in most of the European
countries it is possible to change your name. Maybe you just don't
know that it is possible.

By saying that you don't want to change it because you parents gave you
that is lame. My parents gave me their surname and i still changed it.
In the UK you can change your family name but not your given name. You can add names to it but not completely take one away. In any case, I'm happy with the shortened version of my name and where I come from, it is perfectly normal to shorten your own or anyone elses name (whether they like it or not)

And why is it lame not to want to change my name because my parents gave it to me?
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:49
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In the UK you can change your family name but not your given name. You can add names to it but not completely take one away. In any case, I'm happy with the shortened version of my name and where I come from, it is perfectly normal to shorten your own or anyone elses name (whether they like it or not)

And why is it lame not to want to change my name because my parents gave it to me?
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People who give themselves diminutives and nicknames and uses those in official formalities are either: A) Deeply unhappy with their real name, or
B) Someone who doesn't want to give out their real first name, maybe got something to hide?

or

C) So full of themselves.

It can also be a regional thing. In Zürich I didn't see it so much, but here.... well you're all welcome to Innerschwyz to find out what i mean.

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1) you need to understand what you are talking about - clearly you don't. You confuse the term nickname with diminutive - they are not the same.

2) The diminutive of a name is perfectly acceptable in most Western societies - I can't talk about others, as I don't know - but in Europe and the US, it is pretty standard that some people are called Dick, Chuck, Bill, Tony etc. etc.

3) to add to your myopic list, the other option is that this is what they have been called all their lives by their parents and friends rather than having had the gall, d'you read me, the gall to bestow such a disgusting shortening of their name on themselves!

And for the record, I don't like shortening of names and introduce myself by my full name and don't answer if my name isn't used.

You clearly must be (C) or just a troll.
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By the way, nice to see the multi groaning has started.
It wasn't me who casted the first groan.
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:56
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It wasn't me who casted the first groan.
Please look through the thread. I have not groaned you once.

You seem to have a problem with facts.
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Oh dear - the weather is rubbish, hey! Will be running out of my EF quota pretty soon at this rate Out to walk the dog in the sleet, lol.
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1) you need to understand what you are talking about - clearly you don't. You confuse the term nickname with diminutive - they are not the same.

2) The diminutive of a name is perfectly acceptable in most Western societies - I can't talk about others, as I don't know - but in Europe and the US, it is pretty standard that some people are called Dick, Chuck, Bill, Tony etc. etc.

3) to add to your myopic list, the other option is that this is what they have been called all their lives by their parents and friends rather than having had the gall, d'you read me, the gall to bestow such a disgusting shortening of their name on themselves!

And for the record, I don't like shortening of names and introduce myself by my full name and don't answer if my name isn't used.

You clearly must be (C) or just a troll.
Same here. And I hate people who shorten my kids' names,too.
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In the UK you can change your family name but not your given name. You can add names to it but not completely take one away. In any case, I'm happy with the shortened version of my name and where I come from, it is perfectly normal to shorten your own or anyone elses name (whether they like it or not)

And why is it lame not to want to change my name because my parents gave it to me?
Let's just say for example: my parents gave me parts of their bad DNA, I got fat easily. I would be happy to change those parts of my DNA if i could.
Being unhappy and suffering only because that's something your parents gave you? Come on, who's life do you live here? Yours or your parents?
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Let's just say for example: my parents gave me parts of their bad DNA, I got fat easily. I would be happy to change those parts of my DNA if i could.
Being unhappy and suffering only because that's something your parents gave you? Come on, who's life do you live here? Yours or your parents?
I didn't say I was deeply unhappy with my name and expressly said that I was not. I just prefer the shortened version.

And of course I live my own life, but the difference between changing your name because you don't like it, and having the option to change your DNA due to health issues are just a tad different.
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Sometimes I wonder how people cope with REAL problems.
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In the UK you can change your family name but not your given name. You can add names to it but not completely take one away. In any case, I'm happy with the shortened version of my name and where I come from, it is perfectly normal to shorten your own or anyone elses name (whether they like it or not)

And why is it lame not to want to change my name because my parents gave it to me?
In the UK you can do anything you want with your name, you can legally go under an alais, or you can officially change your name by deed poll. The UK passport form even asks you for previous names.....
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