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PostSubject: Traveller nicknames   Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:48 am

How do u all feel about nicknames? Today I watched a man I know get caled a nickname in the street hes young anough but it was obviously awfuly for him. How do ya feel about nicknames? Do u have one? did ya just accept it or does it just haunt ya? apart from similar names why do ya think travellers have then? I got mine from my father had a different one for a while when i was younger but never stuck... THANKFULY!
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PostSubject: Re: Traveller nicknames   Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:18 pm

Sounds awful the poor lad!! i think with so many names the sam it maks sense to have nicknames tho some ar very cruel. feels very tribal tho like the irish rory of the red hand michal of the lake, maureen of the hills... very irish
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PostSubject: Re: Traveller nicknames   Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:08 am

niknames can b awful useful at times as they can be great for findin out whos who and all that. some arent so bad some are used as thickly by some pure goms wantin to cause trouble
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PostSubject: Re: Traveller nicknames   Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:55 am

ive always had the same nickname since i was a young lad, decided in later years to just use it to my now people call me by my nickname and because i dont take offence to it and because i sometimes call myself by it, it does not bother me now.. but some nicknames are fairly bad alrght...
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PostSubject: Re: Traveller nicknames   Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:10 pm

I try not to use nicknames unless a person has used it themselves, which can be difficult as navigating your way through an array of people with the same name can be quiet the challenge. My experience has mostly being that people are highly offended, but interestingly most seem to concede to theirs by mid life, unlike 1of-dem very few are willing to embrace one so readily.

I've also noticed that using the nickname of someone who has passed is very murky water as unless you are related by direct kin that rarely gets a good reaction.

Gamybure I totally agree with you, it is very Irish and undoubtedly whispers on through our Celtic heritage.

In a way most of us have a trinity of names.

Our family name, clan like and marks the lineage from which we were born.
Our first name, often inherited and passed on through significant loved ones and
Our own unique moniker, which marks both a belonging and placement within the community.
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PostSubject: Re: Traveller nicknames   Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:06 am

Dont think i ever thought of them this way before!
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