And how to stiop people from doing it.
Most Helpful Guy
People (who just met me or never knew me well) call me by the wrong name all the time. Eh... life's way too short to get upset about little stuff like that.
I shorten almost everyone's name if they are my friends - as kind of a term of endearment more than out of laziness, because I'm doing it to show familiarity and friendship. I also give nicknames.1
Most Helpful Girl
I think it's lazy. I dislike when people shorten my name and ask "do you like being called *insert shorter version of my name here*" I don't know why it upsets me so much. I think because there's no shorter version of my name that doesn't sound ugly. My name wasn't meant to be shortened, it doesn't have a shorter version of it like some names. (ie Samantha has Sam, Kathrine has Kat, Jessica has Jessi, Alexandira has Alex, etc etc.) One thing that I find intersting is, that mostly people who shorten my name are white. (My name is Mexican, and people who are Mexican never shorten my name) I don't know if it's becuase they can't pronuce it, if it's a culture thing, or what.0