Atom Sandler or Quark Kent? Any other ideas?
Boy names are tough, let's start an inspiration thread. Hit me with those perfect first/middle name combos!
Title pretty much says it! I work around the same area as an older male coworker who, since he started, has always called me pet names like ‘honey’, ‘sweetheart’, or ‘sunshine’. It irked me a little but not enough I wanted to confront him about it.
About a week ago I finally decided to call him pet names whenever he did to me and it worked!! I walked into work to a ‘hello sunshine how’re you doing today?” And replied with “I’m just fine starlight, how are you”.
He hasn’t called me a pet name since!! :D
Just wanted to share. I’m a very passive person usually and I’m proud of myself :)
Edit: Wow! RIP my inbox :P thank you everyone for your stories and wonderfully funny nickname ideas! I’m trying to reply to everyone bit I might not be able to.
Here’s a few more details I think might be beneficial to add based on the comments I’ve read so far:
He’s a new employee, I’ve been here 2.5 years.
He only did these pet names with the younger women. Though I think it was just a habit. He doesn’t seem the type to do it maliciously.
We work manual labor at a warehouse, the environment is very jokey and kinda crass. I’d have been just as fine with him starting a ridiculous nickname battle with me which is partially why I didn’t simply ask him to stop calling me pet names.
He seemed to take me calling him ‘starlight’ in good fun. He certainly laughed about it.
Edit2: changed total to title at the top.
Such as when you're at work and they're a customer or when you're out in public and happen to have a conversation with a friendly stranger.
Then when it's time for both parties to move on they say, "Hey what was your name?" What impression does that give you and does it change the way you viewed them and/or their intentions toward you?
In a similar vein, how do you feel about inquiriries of a similarly personal nature, such as: where do you live/do you live around here, where do you work, where do you go to school (if you're a student).
I'm not sure how I just realized this. In S1, when Munch was partnered with Monique Jeffries, he referred to her as Jeffries. Carisi calls Amanda Rollins, "Rollins" even during very serious times such as when her dad is hospitalized. Throughout the run of Criminal Intent, Goren always called Alexandra Eames, "Eames", again even during very serious times including when she's kidnapped and he runs through the squadroom yelling, "He's got Eames" when he realizes she's been kidnapped. When Logan is on CI, he calls his partners, "Barak" and "Wheeler".
Elliot, however always refers to Olivia as "Liv". Is this intentional?
ive been super dysphoric for the past few weeks and i want to try any male names that start with S, ive been thinking about Samuel/Sam but im not sure. do any of you have any suggestions?
Saw in a big English paper that NO babies were named Ian recently for the first time. Has it lost its appeal? Is it an “old person name” or have some other stereotype? What kind of reaction would a mid 30 male named Ian get? (Ian is pretty rare in American to begin with)
(This is kind of a vent and advice request in one lol)
Look, I don't wanna come across as an asshole. People can name their daughters whatever they want; I know I shouldn't care about that. But recently I've been rethinking my name choice - I've been going by my name for a few years (it's also my first chosen name) and I realized that it's not really getting the results I want.
I mean I dress masc and I have short hair, and my name is a "traditionally masculine name" (according to Wikipedia at least), but a lot of people don't really pick up that indicator (or so it seems). I think it's because it's a lot more acceptable to see a cis girl with a "trad male" name than the other way around, and on one hand, it makes it easier for closeted trans guys but on the other hand I'm just a bit frustrated.
Even with a name like "James" or "Jacob", if you google "James as a female name" (etc), you'll literally still see results. That's frustrating to me as well, because I've been thinking of going by a different name and even something as IN YOUR FACE MASC as James isn't necessarily seen as a male-only name.
So, yeah... any advice, folks? Has anyone experienced getting misgendered even with a "traditionally male" name?
I am getting BEAUTIFUL boy maine coon. He is black smoke and I have a picture on my profile for reference.
Some names I liked are Hades, Vladimir, Gatsby, Edgar , Artemis, and Nexus.
I'm looking for other options as my husband isn't a huge fan of any of mine. We want something that is Bada$$ and dark and regal sounding. Any and all suggestions welcome!
Edit: I have a female cat named Demitria, a snake named Spooky and 3 rats named Deano, Thaddeus, and Dragon.
having a hard time deciding what to name him. he’s orange with a little bit of white. help me pls!!😭😭