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A friend of mine recently brought this up as a new lady at her work has started calling her Kristy instead of Kristine. She finds it quite annoying as she has never in her life called herself Kristy and introduced herself as Kristine.

Have you ever had this problem? Or would you be annoyed if someone shortened or gave you a nickname instead of using your proper name?

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Yes, it would really piss me off. I do not like people keeping nicknames or shortening my name for any reason. It is different when it is someone close.
If it was a shortened version that I personally didn't use, then yes. Otherwise, no. I would rather them use my nickname than constantly forget my actual name or mispronounce it.
by Vee
I really do not like it.

The name I have has already been made short all my life.
Then the other night a friend of a friend called me my name and also added a word that rhymed.
How rude is that.!!
I was so taken aback, I really got the cranks.
I did not say anything, wrong time and place....but she will be told.
I don't mind all that much but it rarely happens. For my husband it was a whole different ball-game! He hated it and wouldn't hesitate to correct (or should I say reprimand) people. It was such an issue with him that he insisted we give our children names that were impossible to shorten.
It really annoys me. My name is quite hard to shorten, but some people still try very hard to do so and I can be extremely curt about it. My name is my name, it is not up to anyone else to decide what to call me. If I wanted to be known by a nickname, then I would introduce myself as such.
My husband feels the same but encounters it more than me, as his name is Andrew and a LOT of people think it's fine to address him as Andy. He's rather nicer than I am about it but again, if I hear or see anyone calling him Andy they get pretty short shrift from me. I think it's really rude not to use the name you've been told.
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