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Old Sep 30th 2010, 1:08 am
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Have you ever noticed how the Aussies like to shorten or change your name for you? It's something I noticed as soon as I arrived which was over 40 years ago. I'd had my name for 20 years and all of a sudden I didn't know when someone was talking to me.

When I arrived my sister had been here for a couple of years and she had gone from Jane to Jan, not an improvement, my brother had gone from Tommy to Tom, that was an improvement.

Anyone called Sheryl is Chaz or Chez, that one really confused me for a while. If your name is Julie or Julia you are Jules and if your mam and dad decided to call you Amanda you'll end up being Manda or Mandy.

A Racheal becomes a Rache and a Wendy ends up being a Wen.


Peter becomes Pete and Charles is Chas. It's a good job all blokes don't have red hair, if they did all Australian men would be called Blue.

My name is Rosemary and from the word go I got labelled Rosie and I didn't go for that one little bit, so one day I decided that from now on when I met anyone new I would tell them my name is Rosie.

Bingo, I'm now Rose which suits me just fine.

Have a nice day
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Old Sep 30th 2010, 1:23 am
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I'm called Wendy by everyone...either that or Wendles (but that started on here )
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I feel sorry for the police, Constables hate this Aussie trait.
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Originally Posted by BayWhale View Post
Have you ever noticed how the Aussies like to shorten or change your name for you? It's something I noticed as soon as I arrived which was over 40 years ago. I'd had my name for 20 years and all of a sudden I didn't know when someone was talking to me.

When I arrived my sister had been here for a couple of years and she had gone from Jane to Jan, not an improvement, my brother had gone from Tommy to Tom, that was an improvement.

Anyone called Sheryl is Chaz or Chez, that one really confused me for a while. If your name is Julie or Julia you are Jules and if your mam and dad decided to call you Amanda you'll end up being Manda or Mandy.

A Racheal becomes a Rache and a Wendy ends up being a Wen.


Peter becomes Pete and Charles is Chas. It's a good job all blokes don't have red hair, if they did all Australian men would be called Blue.

My name is Rosemary and from the word go I got labelled Rosie and I didn't go for that one little bit, so one day I decided that from now on when I met anyone new I would tell them my name is Rosie.

Bingo, I'm now Rose which suits me just fine.

Have a nice day

Just hope they dont add a O, jonno, davo, jacko.... dont think you meet a bloke on a building site who doesnt have a O name, unless they are called somethng like spew, arsecrack, pig or nugget...

Worst thing for women, even worse than aussie female names is calling you mate or darl.
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I'm called Wendy by everyone...either that or Wendles (but that started on here )
I've heard you called worse
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Originally Posted by jad n rich View Post
Just hope they dont add a O, jonno, davo, jacko.... dont think you meet a bloke on a building site who doesnt have a O name, unless they are called somethng like spew, arsecrack, pig or nugget...

Worst thing for women, even worse than aussie female names is calling you mate or darl.
I HATE being called darl.
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Originally Posted by Bernie Barfly View Post
I've heard you called worse

Me too!
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I HATE being called darl.
Me too
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Originally Posted by scottishcelts View Post
I HATE being called darl.
Its almost as bad as being called 'hen' in Glasgow.
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Originally Posted by scottishcelts View Post
I HATE being called darl.
Me 15!
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Originally Posted by scotdownunder View Post
Its almost as bad as being called 'hen' in Glasgow.
or pet, chuck or me duck in various parts of the UK. YUK, would rather be called darl.
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Originally Posted by BayWhale View Post
Have you ever noticed how the Aussies like to shorten or change your name for you? It's something I noticed as soon as I arrived which was over 40 years ago. I'd had my name for 20 years and all of a sudden I didn't know when someone was talking to me.

When I arrived my sister had been here for a couple of years and she had gone from Jane to Jan, not an improvement, my brother had gone from Tommy to Tom, that was an improvement.

Anyone called Sheryl is Chaz or Chez, that one really confused me for a while. If your name is Julie or Julia you are Jules and if your mam and dad decided to call you Amanda you'll end up being Manda or Mandy.

A Racheal becomes a Rache and a Wendy ends up being a Wen.


Peter becomes Pete and Charles is Chas. It's a good job all blokes don't have red hair, if they did all Australian men would be called Blue.

My name is Rosemary and from the word go I got labelled Rosie and I didn't go for that one little bit, so one day I decided that from now on when I met anyone new I would tell them my name is Rosie.

Bingo, I'm now Rose which suits me just fine.

Have a nice day
Sounds a bit like where I grew up. There they even manage to shorten Ian to E.
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Originally Posted by Bernie Barfly View Post
I've heard you called worse
Would Barfly become "Barfo"
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Originally Posted by MartinLuther View Post
Sounds a bit like where I grew up. There they even manage to shorten Ian to E.

My OH hasn't yet been called E but i might start the trend!

My son is called Oscar and they manage to call him Osc or Osky
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Would Barfly become "Barfo"
I've heard HIM called worse
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