Billy, Bobby, Ollie, Teddy, Johnny, Rickey, Tommy, Willy, etc
Billy, Bobby, Ollie, Teddy, Johnny, Rickey, Tommy, Willy, etc
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/26/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/27/2013|
Some people use it throughout their lifetime. If one chooses not to, one must inform those who are unaware that you now wish to be called, ----. Now if you've corrected the person and they still call you Billy, Bobby, or such, then that is different. Slap them silly.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/27/2013|
Griping about people's names...
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/27/2013|
I don't see the problem. It can be situationally preferable, in my opinion. I've always had a soft spot for Teddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/27/2013|
not really, I know a guy, his name is Jimmy, not James or Jim, apparently that's how his parents named him, sometimes he has to correct people when they try to write his "formal" name, no it's Jimmy only, not James.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/27/2013|
The only ones who could ever get away with calling me "a little boy name" are the ladies in my life--my mother, my sister and my niece.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/27/2013|
Generally charming. Except when the person turns out to be a killer or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/27/2013|
Ricky Martin doesn't seem to mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/27/2013|
I'm James, but Jimmy to a lot of people, mostly older than me. I don't mind, I'm sorry my name has fallen out of fashion. I was hoping the new Prince would've been a James.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/27/2013|
We were still calling him Young Dr. Watkins when he died at 88 years of age. Of course, this was in the South.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/14/2013|
In Edwardian England the given name "Boy" was sometimes bestowed.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/14/2013|
What R4 said.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/15/2013|
My grandfather's 82-year-old best friend was named PeeWee.
We never knew his real given name.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/15/2013|
I went out ONCE with a guy called "Cricket". Can you believe how stupid I was?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/15/2013|
I am the only one left who still calls my big brother "Bobby". He does not object.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/15/2013|
r7 - I know a Jimmy also.
Where is he located?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/15/2013|
I always cringed when his fellow senators would refer to him as 'Teddy Kennedy'..........even though I did too
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/15/2013|
My dad has always gone by a diminutive nickname because he hates his given name. No sociopathic tendencies to infer from that. Nobody has ever called him Conrad in his life, including his mother who saddled him with that name in the first place.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/15/2013|
It's common here in the South.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/15/2013|
It never held us back.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/15/2013|
No problem with this whatsoever.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/15/2013|
I'm Rick but get Ricky once in awhile. Hate it, and have hated it since I was young.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/15/2013|
Jimmys Hoffa, Stewart, Carter, Buffet, Smits, Page
Tommys Lee Jones, Lasorda
Eddies Murphy, Van Halen, Money, Albert
Among others disagree and think you're a controlling tool for making a fuss.
They also think that it's much more pretentious when someone announces to the world they're no longer going by the diminutive version of their name and get hissy and pissy when someone uses it, rather than simply allowing it to transition naturally by merely introducing oneself to new people with the formal name.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/15/2013|
I was a Matthew growing up, Matt in my 20's and 30's, and back to Matthew again. I think both are boy names, rather than names for men.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/15/2013|
People who've never met Robert DeNiro call him "Bobby."
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/15/2013|
A friend worked with Dick Van Patten when he was a kid actor in the 40s. His friends from that era still call him Dickie.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/15/2013|
I beg to differ, R30.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/15/2013|
My dad was a Jim. When I was a kid and first heard someone call my dad Jimmy, it threw me. What? He was in his fifties, but this was one of the really old folks in town, who knew him when he was in knickerbockers. It made me consider him, for the first time, as someone who had been a child, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/15/2013|
I was named Willie at birth, but people assume William is my legal name. Most of my friends call me Will.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/15/2013|
What's all this, then?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/15/2013|
It's not unusual in Italian American families.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/15/2013|
We're still waiting for YOUNG Mr. Grace.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/15/2013|
So, what shall we call the Red Headed Stranger? William Nelson? Bill Nelson?
What about Angelina's ex? Should we call him William Robert Thornton?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/15/2013|
it's a requirement here
Richie, Vinnie, Bobby et al. . . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/15/2013|
I'm an American that plays guitar in a traditional Irish band. I meet Irish guys all the time with a "little boy" name. It's common for them to put a "y" at the end of the name and leave it there for a lifetime. It took awhile to get used to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/15/2013|
You want to really piss a guy off, call his dick by it's 'little boy name'.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/15/2013|
What's the big deal?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/15/2013|
What are names that used to have a longer form that is no longer used, but people will still name their kids the shortened form?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/15/2013|
My best friend is Billy. He's 34, but he's just a Billy. Nothing about him is a Bill or William.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/15/2013|
R46, you asked for it: it's a-n-t-e-c-e-d-[bold]e[/bold]-n-t.
You're right about "man" and "his," of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/15/2013|
Quite right, R48. A well-deserved observation. And as it happens, I've spent much of the day writing about decedents.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/15/2013|
Oh, that's cute, R49.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/15/2013|
These name threads make me grateful for my own. Every time I hear about Connor, Raheim, or Billy Bob, I'm grateful.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/15/2013|
it depends on who's doing it; I have a short list of people who can call me a version of my name. (Think Life cereal.)
Someone who truly cares about you can call you anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/15/2013|
Bobby James Ewing.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/15/2013|
What is the deal with apostrophes that don't indicate possession or a missing letter? Why would a parent advertise illiteracy?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/15/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/15/2013|
[quote]What about Angelina's ex? Should we call him William Robert Thornton?
His actual name is Billy Bob.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/15/2013|
My mother grew up in O'Fallon, IL. with a boy named Billy Beedle. He went to Hollywood, became a famous actor, and used the more mature name of William Holden. Whether it was " Golden Boy", or "Sunset Blvd.", or any other of his films on TV, whenever my mother would walk by, and see him on the screen, she'd say 'Oh, there's Billy Beedle', or 'Billy was so good in that'. The world knew him as William, or Bill Holden - but to my mother, he would never be anything but Billy.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/17/2013|
I read this wrong. I read it as calling a man over 18 "little boy" and I got turned on.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/17/2013|
I still call my little brother "Jimmy" and he's in his 40's.
He'll always be "Jimmy" to me and everyone in the family. But his friends call him "Jim".
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/17/2013|
Ricky Ricardo didn't mind, but Ricky Nelson hated it.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/17/2013|
It's Betty, motherfuckers.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/17/2013|
Not at all, Cunty.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/17/2013|
I'm going to fuck you up, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/17/2013|
Adult men with names like Mickey & Ricky.
What do we think?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/25/2013|
My brother's a Ricky, but now he's a Rick and his 14 year old is a Ricky.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/25/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/25/2013|
Don't like 'em.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/25/2013|
whereas I never tire of my bf calling me Ricky, I get so annoyed by people we know referring to this married cocksucker about town who is pushing 50 and they call him Scottie.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/25/2013|
One of the hottest, nicest, most ethical men I know is a Mickey.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/25/2013|
Would Danny Bonaduce be more likable if he used his first name?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/25/2013|
I think it's just fine
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/26/2013|