Do you like titles (eg Mr / Mrs / Miss / Dr / etc)?

Do you like to be called "Title" "Surname"?

  • Yes, I'm Mr / Miss / Mrs / Dr Surname and don't you forget it

    Votes: 11 15.5%
  • Depend on the situation

    Votes: 32 45.1%
  • I might have a last name, but I've forgotten what it is, just call me John / Jane.

    Votes: 28 39.4%

  • Total voters
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blackcat20

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I'm not a fan of my first christian name either, but have my parents to thank (names me after my initial godfather, who died before I was 2). I never thought of going my my second christian name.
My preferred name is just a shortening of my first name; can't stand my middle name either. I did contemplate changing my first name officially, but its a lot of hassle.
 

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I'm not a fan of my first christian name either, but have my parents to thank (names me after my initial godfather, who died before I was 2). I never thought of going my my second christian name


The things I didn't know about you Princess :eek: (then again, I've never seen your passport, so wouldn't have expected to know)
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Surprisingly I have always been known as my middle name, even when I was a baby.
I guess my mum and dad didn't think of the potential hassles it would cause registering my given name as my middle name.
My first name is after my paternal grandmother who died aged 39 when my dad was 13. It was a hard lesson in life for him and I'm glad that I'm named after her although I don't often use it.
 

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I have a cousin who is known by her second name rather than her first one. The only time I believe she is known by her full name is on legal documentation; I believe at school she may have gone only by her second name as well (e.g. on student rolls).

A friend of my sister's is rather more complex; she has two given names as well. Her name on school rolls and in university used her first given name, but she was always addressed (even by her parents) as a contraction of her second name (and it wasn't a common contraction, e.g. not say her second name was Katherine which was shortened to Kate).

Quite a few Filipino males I know have two given names, but they are referred to by the initials of those names. For example, if someone was named Joseph Raphael, we would address him as JR ("jay arr"). Then, there are also many Filipino males who are named after their fathers (or even their father's father), so there are plenty of "Juniors" and even "the third" (usually dropped in everyday usage as the context is clear enough).
 
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ketsuzei

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Wingspan-sama is the appropriate way to refer to me in a service context.

It's *an* appropriate way (things can change when there are repeated interactions). My own cultural bias, but I find ANA and JAL tend to get all the subtle details right pretty much every time.
 

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I'm not a fan of my first christian name either, but have my parents to thank (names me after my initial godfather, who died before I was 2). I never thought of going my my second christian name.

Some of us don't have the luxury of multiple Christian names.

Not that I would want more than one Christian name anyway.
 

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I call my mum 'dude'. Don't know where it started, but I call and she responds. Also saves calling out 'mum' in a shop and having numerous women turn automatically.

I did the same with my mum when people were using dude often. She thought I was trying to say Judy differently.
 
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