Pep Talk for Alias

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@Shavkat (18393)
Philippines
October 1, 2012 8:22am CST
What is the diferrence between the term for alias and nickname? I had this pep talk from a close friend, he interpreted alias is a form of disguise not to reveal their identity. On other hand, nickname is given to a person connected to his / her name. For instance, a name Maria can be called Mary, Peter as Pete and so forth. But then, bullies used nicknames for people whom they are bullying. I perceived it is not proper to use inappropriate adjectives, if you wanted to crash the character of a person. What do you think?
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@celticeagle (93322)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Oct 12
A nickname is something fun people who know you call you for short. I can be something they think of that reminds them of you or a shortened version of your name. And there can be some derogatory ones too. Alias is usually a name people uses instead of their real name when trying to hide their true identity.
@Shavkat (18393)
• Philippines
2 Oct 12
I agree, my family called an old nickname of my grandpa. For me, there's no big deal. But tag names in a manner of bullying me, I don't think it will work on me. Thanks
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@celticeagle (93322)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Oct 12
Nicknames used for bullying is not a good thing at all.
@dfollin (10645)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I agree with both you and your friend.And yes bullying in any manor is improper.They say "sticks and stone will beak my bones but words will never hurt me".That is not so!That statement makes no sense
@Shavkat (18393)
• Philippines
2 Oct 12
In deed, it is not a good thing to bully someone. It will crashed their self-esteem.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
1 Oct 12
I think if someone were trying to crash the charactore of another they would use inappropriate adjectives, but the rest of what you said makes sense. When I hear alias I think spy or someone who doesn't want you to know who they really are.
@Shavkat (18393)
• Philippines
2 Oct 12
I agree, people make fun without limit. I was thinking, not telling a true identity means they committed a crime or violence in the society?
@rubyroy (824)
• India
1 Oct 12
Do not use a nick name to demean a person,but always use pet name to show affection and love.Do not use nick name to grieve a person or to hurt him.Affection to your dear ones can be shown by calling a person a sweet name that will spread warmth and love.
@Shavkat (18393)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
That's a cute thing to do. A nickname for a partner is a good idea. Thanks
@alottodo (3063)
• Australia
1 Oct 12
Well alias is different from a nickname lets say my name is Alba but my parents call me Albita...well Albita is my nickname! but alias is like I Am such and such AKA internet marketeer...that to my is an alias. Now for bullies that is different altogether! that is calling names they have no right to! and that is not acceptable.
@Shavkat (18393)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
I am not agree with the bullies of making fun with other people.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
hi, for me i think Alias and nicknames are the same,because they are not revealing the real name of a person or they use it as a code of a name of person,and i will agree with that it is not a good or proper way to crash the character of a person.
• India
15 Oct 12
Hello my friend Shavkat Ji, Well, with my reservations, I think nicknames are given by outside of the family as per one's behaviour/appearance/vocabulary used by individual. Bringing you some examples, a person too much talketive, my be nicknamed 'Broadcastin station' 'BBC' and so on. A person having good height may be nicknamed as 'Palm-tree', some teachers are very fond of using some sentences, they too will be known as accordingly. If you have seen Indian Movie 'Three Idiots', Principal was known as 'VIRUS' Our side there is a plant, once you toiuch even , it will shrink, so girls with such characters may be nicknamed after that plant. Allice is always and mostly another name given by parents/family members and it can be documented legally, and never with nicknames. many such examples can be seen around. May God bless You and have a great time
@ElicBxn (59549)
• United States
7 Oct 12
I agree, but I have to say that aliases are generally seen as concealing who the real person is. One of my brother's girl friend's is a cop and has, in the past, gone deep undercover to expose crime, for that reason she had aliases. Now, because she's 61, she's trying to stay away from that part of police work, but does admit that sometimes she misses the excitement. I have a male "alias" in the phone book because weirdos will call female or initial'd names because they often female and do obscene phone calls. I do not need an obscene phone call, so... a male name. Worked pretty good identifying soliciting calls before the "do not call" list came around... It is also why I have a male name for me here, weirdos won't be able to find me easily... Of course, its less of an issue now that I'm not a pretty young thing any more, but I STILL don't need any obscene phone calls!
@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
3 Oct 12
In my opinion, a nickname is something that is given to a person by those people that are close to them. In other words, a nickname is a form of endearment. However, I see an alias as being a bad thing because an alias is something that a person uses so that they can get away with illegal activities without those things automatically being linked to their person. An example of an alias is this "guy" that I used to know. The given name was Christal Lee, but the alias that was used all the time was Christopher Scott.
@savak03 (6659)
• United States
2 Oct 12
In my opinion an alias is a name chosen by a person when he wants to hide his identity. Whereas a nickname is an affectionate addition to your identity.
@natliegleb (5190)
• India
2 Oct 12
there is not much of a difference for sure,the difference mainly is nickname is called by our close buddies who know us well and alias is another name even strangers can call us by that name
@tinkerick (1257)
• United States
1 Oct 12
In my opinion, an alias is so much more than just another name to call yourself. Most people who have an alias have a completely different personality or profile to accompany that alias. In other words, they are a completely different person. Many people online are actually using an alias. Often to protect their own identity from thieves, or simply because they don't want anyone else to know who they really are inside. Nicknames on the other hand are simply alternative names for you. People who use the nicknames, know who you are, but choose to call you by the nickname (or you can choose to be called that nickname). Akin to a pet name - which is usually used by your lover, significant other, or spouse, nicknames are usually a good thing. Bullies on the other hand, try to assign you a nasty nickname to get those around them to chime in as well. These type of nicknames are embarrassing and demeaning. Not fun for the one being teased. Definitely something that would be nice to eradicate...but highly unlikely to get rid of it altogether.
• United States
1 Oct 12
I think you've got it right. An alias is another name for somebody, quite possibly a code name. A nickname is a funny or cute name given to somebody or something so its identifiable beyond what everybody knows it as. Nicknames also give a person identity so that they can be either lifted higher or brought now. I like to use terms of endearment such as young man or young lady, something for them to aspire to be.
@else22 (4320)
• India
1 Oct 12
Sometimes people give their children such awkward names.They do so perhaps out of love,but people soon begin ridiculing their children with the same names and this causes an inferiority complex in the children.Their personality gets demolished.I agree with you that we should avoid giving such ridiculous and humiliating names to our children.