People that don't use their first name

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People that don't use their first name

Postby UPTHEPORT » August 7th, 2019, 7:30 pm

After working now in NHS for nearly three years as a hospital porter it amazes me how many people don't use their real first name

Just wonder why that's the case is it because they don't like the given name

I'm Jim but I don't mind being called James but its mostly my Mrs doing that when I'm in trouble or in front of the beak :lol:

James!! :)
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Re: People that don't use their first name

Postby njbh86 » August 9th, 2019, 2:56 pm

My dad and his sister both go by their middle names.
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Postby UPTHEPORT » August 9th, 2019, 3:20 pm

njbh86 wrote:My dad and his sister both go by their middle names.



Strange isn't it
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Postby pembsexile » August 10th, 2019, 5:13 pm

It's not just names Jim, it's the nicknames that you get given by family members. I am in the 'Port at the moment and spending some time with my niece new daughter - makes me a great Uncle. My wife's name is Sharon. We have been told we are great uncle Mike and great Aunty Sharon - otherwise known as GUM and GAS. My niece thinks it is hilarious and it will stick!! :grin:
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Re: People that don't use their first name

Postby neilcork68 » August 13th, 2019, 11:16 am

Both my Auntie and Uncle's first names were Frances.......Frances Joan and Frances Jack...everyone called them Joan and Jack in the family
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Re: People that don't use their first name

Postby mad norm » August 13th, 2019, 4:52 pm

Went into pub once with pissy rambling chums....was introduced to landlord as Mad Norm and he said why do you call him Norm?
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Re: People that don't use their first name

Postby njbh86 » August 15th, 2019, 2:10 pm

UPTHEPORT wrote:
njbh86 wrote:My dad and his sister both go by their middle names.



Strange isn't it



Not really - my grandad insisted on naming my dad for his father, and my grandma ******* hated her father in law, and refused to call him by that name :lol: :lol:

Not sure what the situation with his sister is but tbh it doesn't matter, what's in a name after all?

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