First name or surname?

@cuterose (1698)
India
October 16, 2008 12:11pm CST
Do you like people calling your first name or your surname(last name)? In our country people use only first names. We dont use our last names.
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@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
16 Oct 08
i prefer people calling me by my first name. i so hate it when others call me by my last name. nothing wrong or funny with my last name but i still would prefer people calling me by my first name.
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@cuterose (1698)
• India
17 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing your views buddy
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
16 Oct 08
Here in Canada it depends on the situation. Usually at work people are on a first name basis which is really nice because it makes for a better work climate. In Government and Municipal agencies where you go for service or information you are called by your last name, which could be your husband's last name or your maiden name if you did not change your name when you got married. At doctor's and dentist's offices and hospitals sometimes the staff use your first name sometimes your last name. I prefer in those situations to be called Mrs.... since most of the staff is very young and I am old. If a young doctor or medical assistant calls me by my first name I ask them what their first name is. Usually they stop in their tracks and from then on call me Mrs...
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@cuterose (1698)
• India
16 Oct 08
Thats a detailed answer buddy! Thanks for sharing Have a nice day
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
17 Oct 08
Hi Dear even in Pakistan, people called others by first name, so mostly people called me from my first name, but some of my customer call me by my Surname, but after some time we are at comfort level thsat wee call each other by first name Take care and Enjoy
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@cuterose (1698)
• India
17 Oct 08
Hmmm i see. Mostly girls find it odd if people call them by their last name. How will the girls in pakistan be called? how wil your wife is being called? Thanks for posting buddy Take care
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
18 Oct 08
Hi Rose Hope u must be doing well, mostly girls are called by their first name, and i call my wife by her name. and if u r in formal meeting, un married are called as MS and their father name, or their name and married are called as Mrs so and so Take care
@cuterose (1698)
• India
18 Oct 08
Hmmm ya. Here also its the same. Thanks for the info buddy
@swtpareek (651)
• United States
29 Nov 08
Hi! I am from India too! Most of the people call me by my first name but in my college everyone calls me "Pareek"(my surname) instead of "swati". Actually there were other Swati's too so my friends started calling me Pareek and now everyone in the college calls me that. And I like that too ^_^. Even our teachers! So it;s now like the ones who are close to me call me Pareek and the ones who are a little call me Swati.
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@cuterose (1698)
• India
9 Dec 08
Hmmm thats nice. Nice meeting you Ms.Parrek!! Thanks for posting
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
16 Oct 08
HI cuterose, Here in my country we always call people by the first name, but in more polite situations the lastname comes to play.. or there is people that call others only by the job they are doing.. the title better say.. in my case I like that people only call me by my nick name..
@cuterose (1698)
• India
17 Oct 08
Oh! Thats good. Calling by nick names will actually makes your relationship more friendly and intimate.Thats nice Thanks for sharing buddy
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I like being called by my first name it drives me crazy my hubby is in law enforcement an everyone where they work call each other by thier last names
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@cuterose (1698)
• India
17 Oct 08
Hmmm it shows that there are still people who like being called by their last name! Thanks for sharing buddy
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I like my first name better... At the doctor's office, they may call me by my last name, or even my kids.. I don't really care for it, but I accept it.. It really does not bother me that much.. I just prefer to be called by a woman's name and not a man's name.. That is all..
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@cuterose (1698)
• India
16 Oct 08
Cool! Ya buddy, I too feel the same like you when a women being called by a man's name! Thanks for sharing buddy
• India
9 Dec 08
I prefer people call me by first name than surname.In my home every one call me by surname.
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@coolcat123 (4390)
• India
13 Nov 08
well people call me with my forst name only but i remember that itwas not the case with my father.People use to call him with his surname,may be because his first name was much hrd to pronounce.
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@vicky30 (4779)
• India
17 Oct 08
I too like my first name..My last name is big and sounds a bit funny.I also have a middle name but few people call me by that name.