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I only met a Gately once....

Ever since reading this FPP, I've been thinking about people I've met with unusual names. How about you? [more inside]
posted by annieb on May 27, 2023 - 101 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I can call you Betty

Happy weekend and happy holidays, friends! For this week's Metatalktail hour, theora55 says, "The dog name post makes me want to know MeFite's nicknames for pets, pet names for friends and SOs, kids, monikers of nemeses, etc." [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 24, 2022 - 67 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Better than Sour Meat!

My favorite thing from social media this week was the Redditor whose boyfriend has pet-named her "Tony Pizza." Now I need to know the most embarrassing or off the wall pet names or nicknames that you've been called, or that you've used for a loved one. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 30, 2022 - 127 comments

Post tags and deadnames

I posted Daniel Mallory Ortberg’s latest instalment of his ongoing serial fic. When tagging the post, I was conflicted about tagging it with his deadname (which is “Mallory Ortberg”. Two questions: 1) on a technical level, will tagging with his full name link up with older posts tagged with his deadname, since the latter is included in the former? He’s the same author, and that continuity of work seems valuable. 2) on a trans-etiquette level, is this shitty and equivalent to deadnaming? (I’m more interested in hearing what trans folks have to say on this one.) I ended up tagging the post with his name and his deadname but I’m questioning that.
posted by sixswitch on Nov 20, 2019 - 22 comments

What to call the Trump?

We've gone back and forth in the election threads for over a year now. And plenty MeTa ink has already been spilled alternately bemoaning and re-litigating names for his Trumpiness, how annoying nicknames are, why some people want them, etc. etc. It's been recently argued that his name is already pretty silly for the English. From Lord Dampnut to [], this topic seems done to death. Can we just settle this and put it in the damn wiki? Has it already been? Isn't this a better place than the unwieldy election threads?
posted by aspersioncast on Feb 18, 2017 - 117 comments

Go on, spill it.

Everyone is most likely familiar with the Profile page's "About" section explanatory text: "What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say 'wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?' Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.' I am curious if anybody's user name actually WAS inspired by an email from a long-lost friend. [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on May 2, 2016 - 116 comments

Naming posts

I like them - except a lot of the time people don't come back and tell you what they called the kitty, the puppy, the kid, the llama. Maybe because they didn't use any of the suggestions. I still want to know! What did you name them? TELL ME!
posted by b33j on Sep 7, 2013 - 115 comments

No, YOU'RE saying it wrong!

Iiamkimiam AKA Kim Witten has finally completed her exhaustive research effort in trying to document and determine How Mefites Pronounce Metafilter?
posted by The Whelk on Oct 2, 2012 - 86 comments

MetaFilter naming culture and conventions

This post got me thinking about Metafilter and screen names: why is MeFi unlike other websites? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 19, 2012 - 97 comments

First Name: Female, pronounced Ladasha

You know that thing people do where they swear a friend of their sister's total used to work with a woman who named their kid Shithead (pronounced Shi-thead of course)? I remember reading a great takedown from someone here about why that kind of subtle racism is especially insidious. I'm having a hard time finding it through searches. Anyone remember what I'm talking about?
posted by 2bucksplus on Nov 29, 2011 - 111 comments

Stars vs. Staves On Mod Names

Stars vs. Staves? [more inside]
posted by Aquaman on Oct 7, 2011 - 4 comments

Dear AskMeFi users. Here are the fifty most popular names in the US for women and men. Please choose from these names when referring to people you want to be anonymous, instead of calling them "X"

Dear AskMeFi users. Here are the fifty most popular names in the US for women and men. Please choose from these names when referring to people you want to be anonymous, instead of calling them "X", or "Y" or "Z" or "Person X", or "Friend Y" or "Co-worker Z". For some reason I find it hard to follow stories which say "and then F said to J, 'I don't like D, but don't tell C, she'd be heartbroken' and J was all 'Oh F, I agree about D but what about T?'" [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Dec 7, 2010 - 136 comments

old-fashioned names

Can anyone help me find that great AskMe post from a while back that was about finding a nice, semi-unusual, old-fashioned boy's name for a baby?
posted by arcticwoman on Apr 1, 2007 - 17 comments

No need to "sign" your posts or comments.

No need to "sign" your posts or comments. Just below each post and comment, we can see your name. By clicking your name, readers can find any info you want to share (and as a community we encourage email addresses being listed so we can help you out with stuff via email rather than call you out in the thread or on MeTa). Just thought I'd give a heads up for some of the newer folks, as this young fellow mentioned it in his comment.
posted by macadamiaranch on Jul 29, 2005 - 46 comments

I would like to encourage members to refer to other members by their full usernames.

PetPeeve Filter: I would like to use this post to encourage members to refer to other members by their full usernames in comments.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Mar 2, 2005 - 134 comments

my nick is idiotic. can i change it?

i just had a realization: my nick is idiotic. can i change it?
i've only been a member for a week, and only posted about 3-4 comments.
posted by Silky Slim on Feb 8, 2005 - 52 comments

Do you ever wish you could change your username?

Do you ever wish you could change your username? What would you change it to?
posted by PrinceValium on Oct 1, 2004 - 127 comments

Echo Project is mislabeld as "metafilter related"?

Think the only thing "MetaFilter-related" about The Echo Project is that it's a reason for Dave Winer to have another FPP-level hissy fit? Well, since copyright conflicts won't allow the developers behind "Echo" to call it "Echo", they're putting out a call for alternate names, and one of the most popular proposals so far is MetaPub. Is this infringement on the MetaFilter name? Will this cause future confusion among the already easily confused? Is this something that this Meta Community should take a stand on?
BTW, other popular names: Necho (as in Not Echo), Spark and Lokahi (obscure Hawaiian term). A couple folks are also pushing MetaVox.
posted by wendell on Jul 13, 2003 - 20 comments

What is the correct form of address here at MetaFilter? Real names or screen names?

What is the correct form of address here at MetaFilter? Or isn't there one? Real names seem to be used more and more. In this thread holgate and ljromanoff address each other as Lance and Nick. Can we use a real name when we know it - by exchanging emails with someone, for instance? Isn't it confusing for everyone else? Does it make others feel left out? (Examples inside.)

posted by MiguelCardoso on Nov 6, 2001 - 59 comments

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