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Would you mind if we call you by your first name?

Asked by Trustinglife (6584 points ) March 5th, 2009

If not, it’s totally cool. If you have a desire for anonymity and privacy, I respect that.

I just wondered… a few of you I’ve had the privilege of learning your first name. I’ve been sensitive about using a first name publicly, in a thread, without your consent. So I’m asking y’all how you feel about that.

I’m not talking about you: Ben, Andrew, Erik, Gail, Allie, Chuck, Marina, and others (unless you have us all fooled).

My name is Adam, by the way, and while I love being called TrustingLife or TL, and I’d be tickled to be called Adam as well.

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eambos's avatar

I don’t mind at all! Most of the people who frequent the chatroom are already on a first name basis (at least in the chatroom).

I’m Eric, so if you’d rather use that, it’s fine with me!

saranwrapper's avatar

Sara, nice to e-meet you

marinelife's avatar

Howdy do, Adam, Eric and Sara.

asmonet's avatar

A few people know my real name. It’s exceedingly easy for people to find me in real life if I gave you just my first name as it’s very unqiue. So no, please don’t.

Those that know it can keep on keeping on in the chat room or while talking to me, but on Fluther proper…no thanks. And if you’re curious I might tell ya.

Feel free to call me As, Az, Mo, Asmo or whatever. :)
Or even smone like some people like to. :-P

El_Cadejo's avatar

Yea as Eric said we’re all on a first name basis over in chat anyway.

Im Jackson and i really dont care if you call me by my name or username. Whatevers clever.

asmonet's avatar

Imma keep calling you uber, or batman. Because I like it…probably more than is appropriate. But that’s no surprise. ;)

mangeons's avatar

You know I love calling you ‘Mo, ‘Mo. :) @uberbatman I never imagined you as a “Jackson”, lol. :)

I’m Jessie, and I’d be fine, but I love being called mangeons as well. A lot better than having my mom call me “mangeons” though. It just feels weird. :)

asmonet's avatar

Aw, I always thought Jessie was an adorable name.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

NO NO NO, I DON’T LIKE THIS. DON’T WANNA KNOW YOUR REAL NAMES. STOP THIS MADNESS. YOU ARE YOUR USERNAME, AND THAT IS FINAL.

mangeons's avatar

It’s pretty common, though. :) I wish I had something cool, like yours! :) I have a friend named Subha, she’s from India. She’s awesome. :)

nikipedia's avatar

I think Jackson is a great name.

Lightlyseared's avatar

I’m lightly.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I don’t mind being called Blue, from my screen name, because it looks and sounds good although it doesn’t reflect my mood. I’m chipper almost all the time. :-)

If anyone feels unnaturally compelled to know my real first name, PM me and I tell you. For free too.

eponymoushipster's avatar

In chat, i’m Bucky. My full name is Buck Naked, thus – Bucky.

go to chat and ask. seriously.

Trustinglife's avatar

@TitsMcGhee I couldn’t tell from your comment… Were you being serious and this really upsets you? Or was that somewhat tongue-in-cheek and playful? I couldn’t tell. Would you mind helping us understand what is it you don’t like about knowing our first names?

marinelife's avatar

@TitsMcGhee OK, OK, take them out of the wringer! We will call you Tits, and you can call us anything you want.

mangeons's avatar

@Marina, is Marina your real name? I’ve always wondered, it’s so pretty! :)

poofandmook's avatar

my name is Jess

poofandmook's avatar

is it just my imagination, or is nobody ever in the chat??

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Some of you on here know my real name, my cell phone number, where I live, & even more personal stuff, but for the rest of the board, I’m just going to stay the squirrel. :-)

El_Cadejo's avatar

@mangeons andddddd for shocker number two…im not black :P

@nikipedia thanks :)

mangeons's avatar

Neither is Michael Jackson!

bananafish's avatar

I don’t mind anyone knowing my name is Katie. Feel free to drop by and say howdy anytime you like. Although I also answer to Goddess Divine, Sexy Lady, and PenguinSage.

adri027's avatar

Adriana

asmonet's avatar

@mangeons: Ba dum bum shhhhh. :)

marinelife's avatar

@jbfletcherfan “You shoulda bought the squirrel!”

cookieman's avatar

I’m with Tits.

Sakata's avatar

I don’t think “Sakata” is too complicated for most people.

marinelife's avatar

@Sakata I say Sakahta, you say Sekaaaata? How does one say it?

SuperMouse's avatar

Hmm, this is an interesting question! I feel very comfortable with sharing my first name with the regulars on this site. If I send a pm I usually sign my real first name. The reason I am reluctant to share it in a thread such as this is the lurkers who check the site regularly but don’t register or join in. There are some pretty personal things shared here that I’d just as soon not let them all know my real first name.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

My name is Sara. I don’t mind being called by my real name, my screen name or a shortened version of my screen name. :)

nikipedia's avatar

I think this thread is a good opportunity to revive the Fluther photobucket group!

Allie's avatar

I made it into a question details section! =] Thanks, Adam.

asmonet's avatar

Good call, Niki!

iwamoto's avatar

as you might know, my real name is Camiel, i think of the 6 billion human shapes walking this earth, i am the only one with front last name combination, that makes me feel a bit unique :)

also, i would like to add that i still support the idea that jackson is black, he just has to be !

asmonet's avatar

@iwamoto: As for the first and last name combo, you and me both. :)

Add my middle name and things get really unique.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@Marina Yes!!!!! That’s the funniest part of that whole movie!!! Thanks for reminding me! :-)

TheHaight's avatar

I don’t mind at all, i’m Hannah!.

just don’t call me hannah montana or my eye will twitch

=)

iwamoto's avatar

@asmonet same here, sometimes i just sign with my initials, C B H, looks distinguished :p

Triiiple's avatar

I hate my name…Jaime…Hi-Meh in spanish only my mom and best friend call me that ><

asmonet's avatar

What movie?

I am undecided on my initials, if you say it out loud you sound challenged. STH.

Judi's avatar

I wonder if I would mind?????

wundayatta's avatar

Your choice: my honesty and total openness or my name. Which would you prefer?

Well, you don’t get a choice. I’m with Tits.

NO FUCKIN’ WAY!

I can’t even believe you are asking, Adam. You already know how I feel about this. You may trust life, but I trust you.

fireside's avatar

No, I don’t mind.
Go ahead.
: P

SuperMouse's avatar

@fireside, would you prefer Fire or Mr. Side?

jonsblond's avatar

I’ll give you the last names of two people that share my first name. Reno and Jackson.

SuperMouse's avatar

@jonsblond Tito is an unusual name for a woman, but it is quite lovely. Oh wait…

fireside's avatar

@SuperMouse – actually, my first name is Fi and my last name is Reside : )

SuperMouse's avatar

My bad Fi, or is that Mr. Reside?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@daloon what are you trying to say? LOLLLLLL

fireside's avatar

You can call me Fi, Su.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

well unless you call me ‘andthewall’, i’ve basically already tricked you got everyone calling me by a variation of my name.

AstroChuck's avatar

Hi. My name is AstroChuck but my friends call me Ass.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@AstroChuck betcha show them when they say they can lick you in a fight…

wundayatta's avatar

@AstroChuck: well, that fits with your incendiary comments.

kevinhardy's avatar

the name is Kevin, nice to meet you

wundayatta's avatar

No, wait. Don’t tell me. Your last name is…. hold on, it’s coming to me….....

Damn. I lost it!

marinelife's avatar

@asmonet Rat Race (Watch the trailer and you will see the highlights of the bit first Kathy Bates and then later Whoopi Goldberg.)

adreamofautumn's avatar

I frequently get referred to as “autumn” as a shortening of my username. My name is in fact Rachel and I don’t mind if you use it at all.

Jack79's avatar

normally no, but fluther is the only site where I’ve managed to keep my anonymity and I want to try that for a change.

augustlan's avatar

Well since I once screwed up and put my actual name in a post, I’m ok with it. My name is Lisa. Doesn’t sound nearly as dignified as August, but more so than Auggie Doggie!

Vincentt's avatar

I’d really hate it if you’d call me Vincent.

jca's avatar

i agree with supermouse. i tell some people in comments, but not publicly. my name is fairly uncommon and if anyone i know ever found it, they could read my personal posts and answers, and you never know, if they were coworkers they could use it at work to embarass me.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@everyone: I stopped following this thread so I didn’t know your names, so yes, I really did mean it. I don’t wanna know, I DON’T WANNA KNOW!

asmonet's avatar

Okay, Tits. I’ll never tell. :)

Foolaholic's avatar

Damn, how did I miss this? Anyway, I’m Skyler. Sky for short. ; )

jonsblond's avatar

@eponymoushipster Wrong boob. It’s not Michael. :)

fireside's avatar

Ohh, boob.
Now I know who it is.

jonsblond's avatar

@eponymoushipster lol No, he’s a nasty boy.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@jonsblond Marlon? how would you know he’s a nasty boy?

fireside's avatar

@eponymoushipster – her name is Reggie, duh.

jonsblond's avatar

@eponymoushipster Removed By Fluther Moderators

eponymoushipster's avatar

@jonsblond guess i got here too late for that delicious quip.

Allie's avatar

@eponymoushipster There wasn’t anything removed. ^^

hearkat's avatar

I’m Kat!

hearkat's avatar

And I’m in the Photo album now. :-)

hearkat's avatar

@Sakata: You’re Kat?

:o)

augustlan's avatar

Nice new pics!

hearkat's avatar

@augustlan: It is nice having a face to go with the name.

Sakata's avatar

@hearkat Yep. Secret’s out lol

poofandmook's avatar

Photo album?

hearkat's avatar

@poofandmook: Scroll up… someone posted a link.

eambos's avatar

Only select people in the chat will see my true identity. :)

poofandmook's avatar

@hearkat: Thanks! How did I miss that? lol

hearkat's avatar

@poofandmook: maybe you haven’t had enough caffiene?

Foolaholic's avatar

Hello there,

Adam
Eric
Sara
Asmo
Jackson
Jessie
Jess
Katie
Adriana
Sara
Camiel
Hannah
Jamie
Rachel
Lisa
Vincent
Kat
:)

Judi's avatar

@Foolaholic ;
So what am I? Chopped Liver?

eambos's avatar

Hello Sky and Judi!

See, you weren’t left out!

hearkat's avatar

@Foolaholic: Now I feel like we’re on an episode of Romper Room

mangeons's avatar

I added my avatar to the photo book, my mother won’t let me post a pic of myself. Go PM her and beg her to let me! :)

jonsblond's avatar

@mangeons If you’re as cute as your avatar, I can see why your mom won’t let you. :)

augustlan's avatar

@mangeons All the begging in the world won’t change the fact that I don’t want my children’s pictures on the internet for just anyone to see.

@jonsblond She is a cutie! :)

Foolaholic's avatar

@augustlan

I didn’t know you two were related!

hearkat's avatar

@mangeons: I concur with your mother’s decision. She loves you and wants you to be safe. Not all of us are so lucky to have a mom who cares for us like that. You are blessed.

eambos's avatar

Pics, or Mangeons is just Augustlan’s alter ego.

augustlan's avatar

@all Mangeons is my middle daughter. :)

eambos's avatar

Footnote: I am kidding. Mother’s choice always prevails.

gooch's avatar

No I don’t mind. Since my wife put my name out recently. I have only seen it used in that one thread. Can anybody remember it?

gooch's avatar

Good job you pay attention to details!

Jude's avatar

Not at all. The name is Jen. (:

shrubbery's avatar

You can call me Ali if you like. Or Alison. Or just Shrub. that’s what my teachers call me :P Whatever floats your boat :)

Foolaholic's avatar

@shrubbery

If you don’t mind me asking, why shrub?

Trustinglife's avatar

I wondered that too!

eambos's avatar

Small of stature.

Zen's avatar

@Trustinglife Hi Adam, I’m Brad.

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