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    Hopefully one of you girls can answer this. In work. Everyone calls me Dan but this girl sometimes calls me Daniel, no one else calls me by this name. When she says it it's in an up tempo voice too.
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    At least you get called by your first name, I get called by my brother's name and just respond to that sometimes. Even people who don't even know me call me my brother's name :confused:

    Oh and she wants the D

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    Maybe calling you by her full name comes more natural to her? Some people don't like to shorten down names, its just one of those things. There doesn't have to be a reason for it.
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    Maybe she wants to be your mum.
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    (Original post by Clip)
    Maybe she wants to be your mum.
    +1 lol'd :rofl:

    OP: Some people just don't like to shorten names, 'tis no biggie
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    Does it bother you? I know some people have said that there are people who don't like to shorten names but, equally, our names are very personal things and a lot of people are quite uncomfortable with people using some variants of theirs. So basically, if you don't mind being called Daniel then it's no big deal, just let her, but if it feels unatural because you're so used to being Dan then just mention it. Doesn't need to be a big thing or confrontational, just next time she does it say something like"It's ok, you can call me Dan, everyone does." in a friendly way.
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    Why dont you see how she reacts when you confront her about it. Saying "You know, it's alright to call me Dan" and then looking at how she reacts or replies to that will show you if she's comfortable with calling you Dan or if she just prefers to call you Daniel xD
 
 
 
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