Do u mind if some one calls you by your surname?

@tutul0045 (2631)
India
June 27, 2009 2:58am CST
Hello friends, I have some clients who calls me by surname. Honestly i dont like it at all. I mean if some one calls me by my surname he should atleast add a Mr, I repeat atleast a Mr, if not Sir . So I would like to know if your name is John Smith for example , would u mind people calling u Smith? Do u feel that its a kind of disrespect to your surname which u have got from your parents? Please share your views. Cheers, Tutul
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3 responses
• Philippines
27 Jun 09
I would really prefer if they would add mr or miss if someone would call you using your surname. If it's an elder or a boss I dont mind if they would call me by my surname. I have been called (by someone I like) once by my surname and it really irked me. so I totally know what you have felt. It was as if he's calling all my kin. and yes, my name is beautiful too. it would have been nice if he called me by my name
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
27 Jun 09
Hey missy, It seems a lot of people dont like calling by their surnames. And i dont understand this boss issue, IAm managing a company of my own and i have never called any one in my office by their surname without adding an appropriate word before like MR or Miss. I mean i cannot show disrespect to anyone in my office just becoz iam their employer. Never compromise with your dignity or self respect. Cheers, Tutul
29 Jun 09
Well I do face this problem a lot. People do call me by surname as my surname is easy to pronounce and these give them a pleasure of making fun. I am working in vodafone and believe me i have to tell my boss that to use my name as common and not surname.Anyways it becomes a common habit as people start following others.
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
30 Jun 09
Well thats what i wrote too. Never compromise with yr self respect. If u dont like it then u have every right to say that they better callu by name. There is no such thing as "he is my boss, so he can call me by any name he want to". Cheers, Tutul
• United States
27 Jun 09
HOw RUDE! Who does that?! I would let these people know how I felt and ask them to please call me by my first name.
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
27 Jun 09
Hey browney, I agree with u 100 %. I also find it rude and at times i just tell them to call me by my name. They are my clients, that is ok but no compromise wtih self-respect. Cheers, Tutul
@Cifer69 (187)
• Philippines
27 Jun 09
well its ok if my boss calls me like that but clients should at least at Mr. or Sir as a sign of respect either way it is a real disrespect not just for you but to your family name.
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
27 Jun 09
Hi cifer iam sorry i disagree with u. Iam running my own company and i never call my staffs by their surname. Its like if u want to gain respect, u have to give respect to others as well. I can understand yr position as he is yr boss but u may try asking him once that u prefer to be called by you name instead of your surname. Goodluck! Cheers, Tutul