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First names or screen names?

Lately I have been trying to address people on this board by their first name if I can because addressing someone as a screen name seems so impersonal. But, I don't want to make people share their first names because I know that you have to be careful what you share online. So my question is- do you girls prefer that I say, "Thanks Sally" or "Thanks "weddingwoman321"?

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  • edited December 2011
    Haha- totally made up those names, btw- random, I know. 
  • edited December 2011
    If someone has their profile set to private, I would imagine they don't want people to know their name. Otherwise, anyone can come here and click on SN's and see people's first names.
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  • fpaemp2011fpaemp2011
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    edited December 2011
    I prefer Emily.  I wish I had thought of that when I signed up for TK, but I didn't even know the boards existed...or that I would end up posting on them regularly.
  • DramaGeekDramaGeek
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    edited December 2011
    I generally only use real names if someone has used it on the board.  If someone refers to themselves and fi/H as their first name, then I will too.  If they don't do that, I will refer to them as screen name, even though I could theoretically click on their profile to see their name.
  • edited December 2011
    You can call me Shoes, or Cathy is fine too.
  • edited December 2011
    You can call me Joyful, though calling me by my name wouldn't be much different :)
  • mrandmrsbristmrandmrsbrist
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    I'm okay with Sarah. :)
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  • edited December 2011
    I would find it a little weird if someone on TK called me by first name unless I had told them what it was. I have mentioned it a few times on here, but not a lot. I'd prefer my SN, but that is just me.
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    My first name is in my screen name already so it doesn't make too much difference to me.
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    I'd prefer my screen name. If I wanted it to be my real name, I would've put it in there. Besides, that's what FB is for IMO. ;)
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  • edited December 2011
    I prefer my FN, which is whyit's in my SN :) I think it's weird getting advice from "strangers without faces"
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    edited December 2011
    I've gotten used to being called Summer, but I know my name is in my bio which is in my siggy, plus I've met a bunch of the girls on my local in real life at G2G's and at a bridal fashion show so they usually address me by my first name, and we're also Facebook friends. So either or doesn't bother me.
  • edited December 2011
    I'm okay with either. It's kind of cool to be called az or dancer or whatever, but you can also call me Julie. :)
  • edited December 2011
    Either b2b, bridetobe, or Beth.  I don't care lol.


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    I don't mind being called by my FN.  Like someone else said, it's in my profile.  Either is fine (SN or FN).
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  • edited December 2011
    Makes no difference to me, although I know from time to time on here I have used both SN and names depending on if I actually know the real name or not.  I think using the SN can be a "safer" way to go, unless people specifically say to use their name.  :-)
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  • edited December 2011
    I honestly answer to both. I made up the word "kalizoomba" in middle school - and since then, i've had a few friends who call me "Kali" considering it's my username for everything, I'm pretty used to it. FI just started calling me Kali a few weeks ago too.

    So either Tiffany  or Kali is fine
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks for all the preferences! I understand those of you who don't want to be called by your first name because these are public boards- one of the reasons why I don't have any pictures of my face on here. I just figured I'd ask so as to not offend anyone. 

    As for me, part of my name is in my sn anyway- so it doesn't matter to me either! 
  • edited December 2011
    My name is Amanda if you want to call me that.  It's in my sig, so not too private, lol.  A lot of people call me Sessions, which will be my new last name, and I've kinda grown fond of it, lol.
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  • edited December 2011
    ya..you can call me lilies, or amongthelilies, or Monica. 

    mine and my FI's name is in my Sig...so i don't mind. (: 
  • edited December 2011
    You can call me Twix or Erin....I don't care either way!

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