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Names

66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,144 Disability Gamechanger

Does anyone here give people names based on their characteristics?

I make up names for people we meet when walking the dog. We never tell the person their name, we keep it in the family and use it between each other e.g. to say “hey it’s xxx”.


A few examples:

Aloof man - he’s not actually aloof when you get to know him, but the name has stuck

Father Christmas - bit obvious really

Chinese Sprout Man - we sometimes walk through a farm, this is a Chinese man we once saw carrying a stick of Brussels sprouts he had clearly pinched from the field, a friendly guy


What are some names you have come across? Or even been given?

Comments

  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 15,848 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2023
    There is a lady in Asda on one of the tills and she is always chewing gum. We call her the chewy lady. All my family know who she is and we all call her the same name.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,144 Disability Gamechanger
    That's cool @Beaver79 :Smiley:
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,563 Disability Gamechanger
    There are a few distinctive people around here, but now I think about it, I've never considered giving them names.  Not sure how I'd describe them to someone else if I had to. :|

    I dread to think what names people might have for me! :D
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,144 Disability Gamechanger

    I dread to think what names people might have for me! :D

    Same!!!

    Then again, we probably don't have names, as we are both quite introverted in real life and probably don't come across as having much of a personality at all if that makes sense? :D 
  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    Eyebrows - a lady in a local Tesco.  Lovely woman but I wish someone would tell her grey hair and 2 drawn on black half inch wide eyebrows does nothing for her.  I'm not allowed to ... 

    Happy - a friend of my wife's.  She's anything but.  

    I don't care what people call me - respect, if it's to my face. 
    I call myself more than anyone else ever could  :p:)


  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,144 Disability Gamechanger
    WelshBlue said:

    I call myself more than anyone else ever could  :p:)



    I am always looking back on things I did I the past and thinking "what an absolute bell end". I am sure the things mean nothing to others and are long forgotten but I remember them!!!
  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    66Mustang said:


    I am always looking back on things I did I the past and thinking "what an absolute bell end". I am sure the things mean nothing to others and are long forgotten but I remember them!!!
    I'm with you there mate.  Not you.  Me.  Massive ... not absolute. 

    Some people love me and some people hate me ... I can see both sides.  
    A great friend, horrible enemy ... but now as my daughter is fond of telling me, "Dad you're not man you were ... a toddler would put you down ... " 

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,144 Disability Gamechanger
    There is a saying by Winston Churchill "You have enemies? Good. It shows you once stood up for what you believed in." :smiley:
  • kloebear
    kloebear Community member Posts: 68 Connected
    My friends and family call me bear 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,331 Disability Gamechanger
    We have friends who are older and neighbours for years our nick-name for them has been "Hinge and Bracket" one day I'm sure I'll let it slip 🤣
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

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