I Think Addressing People By Their Name Feels Awkward

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    I dislake my name when people say it and never feel like it's mine. Me.
    MuffinMuffinGirl MuffinMuffinGirl
    13-15, F
    Dec 21, 2009

    It Really Can Be!

     Some times it is just too awkward. It really depends on the person i guess. Sometimes it is just too formal....or not formal enough lol But then again i am a bit strange. It is REALLY hard for me to even say things like mom, aunt, grandma etc  I can't even say dad...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2008

    Trying To Do This

    I am really trying hard to do this.  I have no idea whats wrong with me, but I never use anyones name when I talk.  Not even my closest friends.  I have started practicing.  I see one woman every morning, she is a family friend but I've never said her name...
    chedi22 chedi22
    36-40, M
    Apr 22, 2010

    Calling People By Their Name Feels Weird.

    During one of one conversations I can't ever really recall using the other person's name to their face lol. It's just a really strange feeling I get calling someone by their name, weird huh? You think it would feel right since "Hey you" isn't their name...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 6, 2011


    When I moved to a new school in Year 10,things were quite different to what they were at the school I went to previously,where you could address your teacher by their title and surname. However,when I was at this comprehensive in Year 10-11,you had to call your teachers ''Sir...
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89
    18-21, F
    Jun 29, 2008

    And I Thought I Was The Only One Who Felt This...

    But it is sometimes. For me, it's mostly only when I don't know someone very well. I don't understand why, but I always feel a bit timid referring to people by their names when I first meet them. Particularly nicknames. If I had to guess, I'd say it's the intimacy of it. I guess...
    JigsawLo JigsawLo
    22-25, F
    Dec 4, 2009
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