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Abbreviating names on Gransnet

(58 Posts)
Movedalot Sun 20-Jan-13 12:11:34

How do you feel about having your Gransnet name abbeviated? I just realised that I do it all the time but would never do so if we were face to face unless it was clear that you were happy with it. I would never do it in an email either so why do I do in on Gransnet?

I don't like my real name being abbreviated but am quite happy with all the ways my Gransnet name has been. How odd smile

gracesmum Sun 20-Jan-13 12:15:27

Likewise, absolutely unbothered! Gracesmum/grace/gm (?)/ oi you - all fine with me!

Smoluski Sun 20-Jan-13 12:16:27

I have no problem,it is done affectionately,only one person shortens my real name,my brother,I am fine with that,mum used to do it to try and be ' matey' I hated it.

Smoluski Sun 20-Jan-13 12:17:44

Have heard the saying " don't care what you call me,as long as its not late for me dinner" grin

Movedalot Sun 20-Jan-13 12:19:09

Smol my Grandad used to say "I don't mind what you call me as long as it is not early*

Smoluski Sun 20-Jan-13 12:24:11

moved grin

Grannyknot Sun 20-Jan-13 12:44:01

I couldn't give a fiddler's what people call me... smile

Movedalot Sun 20-Jan-13 12:48:24

Very provocative GK You could have started something now! grin

harrigran Sun 20-Jan-13 12:48:35

I don't mind at all if my name is shortened, harri is fine but har might sound like an exclamation smile

Ana Sun 20-Jan-13 12:54:37

grin harri!

absent Sun 20-Jan-13 13:02:10

When I was absentgrana lots of posters shortened it to absent. That was fine and is now what I have become. However, I refuse to answer to anything that sounds like a group of muscles – so please don't do it.grin

j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 13:02:52


Movedalot Sun 20-Jan-13 13:03:44

Not even if Jess Ennis posted? grin

absent Sun 20-Jan-13 13:04:15

Especially not if Jess Ennis posted.

whenim64 Sun 20-Jan-13 13:07:01

*Abs* grin (ducks to avoid the snowball!)

Movedalot Sun 20-Jan-13 13:09:13

Whenever anyone uses that word I think of her. I have them just as good as hers but they are well hidden/covered, of yes they are......................... grin

annodomini Sun 20-Jan-13 13:12:18

anno was what everyone called me when I was annobel, so in honour of my senior citizen status, I altered it to annodomini and I'm still anno. As long as I'm identifiable that's fine by me.
I reckon it's probably another 40 years before Jess Ennis joins G'net.

vampirequeen Sun 20-Jan-13 13:13:56

Vamps/VQ I don't mind.

Grannyeggs Sun 20-Jan-13 13:16:38

Don't mind eggs that was always my nickname in my family growing up. My brothers still call me that.

absent Sun 20-Jan-13 13:17:48

when You're lucky that I have never learned to throw straight.

yogagran Sun 20-Jan-13 13:24:24

A lot of us used the word gran or some variation of that as a suffix or prefix when GN first started - perhaps we were a little unimaginative then as there are some wonderful names now!

glammanana Sun 20-Jan-13 13:53:49

I always think of a shortened name as a term of endearment to someone,and always hope it is accepted in that way,I quite like being glamma and never take offence, it's far better that being called some of the names my lot call me.

Movedalot Sun 20-Jan-13 14:20:03

I like that thought Glam. smile

absent Sun 20-Jan-13 14:30:01

I dislike having my real name abbreviated when it turns a separate name in its own right. It's not that I particularly like my name but it is my name whereas the shortened version isn't. The only one who was allowed to shorten it was my mama. Mind you, that's better than my father calling me "Doings" because he couldn't remember my name! (There were only two daughters in the family, so it wasn't that hard.)

Movedalot Sun 20-Jan-13 14:42:26

Sounds as if you agree with me absent grin