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    Why does every Thai woman have a 3 letter nickname?

    Every Thai woman I've met has a 3 letter, 1 syllable nickname. It oftens starts with an N too even if their real name doesn't. Something like Nok, Noi, Nun etc

    Even Thai guys tend to have a 3 letter 1 syllable nickname.

    Can't they think of something more dynamic?

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    My wife's name has 4 ! Does that make her different ?555
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    Coming from a man named Ned..555

    Fruits are very popular as well, ask bawdy..55

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    555 current GF is 3 letter starting N

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    This is high level stuff. I'll leave it to the expurts...
    I just girl in bar. Buy me one dink?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedHoliday View Post
    555 current GF is 3 letter starting N
    Nit Noi Nah..555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazmac View Post
    My wife's name has 4 ! Does that make her different ?555
    Still 1 syllable I bet. I know one girl called goong (prawn). Why the hell would you want to be called prawn?

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    "Informal names begin at birth, and may continue in use to the extent one may have to check the formal registration to find the given personal name. Thai may address each other by nicknames (Thai: ชึ่อเล่น chue-len). Bestowed by relatives or playmates in early childhood, these are typically one syllable (or worn down from two to one). These may often be nonsense words or humorous, and seldom relate to the registered name, except in cases where it is a diminutive, such as "Nok" for "Noknoi," or bird from little bird. All Thai have such names, freely used in everyday life regardless of how childish they may seem to foreigners. King Bhumibol Adulyadej's nickname, for example, is Ong Lek (Thai: องค์เล็ก; Ong is a numerative noun for kings, princes, princesses, priests, images of Buddha, gods, angels, palaces, pagodas; "Lek" means "little (one)", a common name for younger siblings). Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's is Thai: แม้ว or Maew, Thai for the Miao people. Some may have additional nicknames bestowed by friends or colleagues, especially during school or adolescence. Nicknames may link with a notable physical feature or behavior. By way of example preceding formal naming, Plaek Pibulsongkram's childhood name meant "strange"; he later adopted as a surname what was originally an award for academic excellence, and was generally known in public life by the shortened form "Pibun." Thailand's first female Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is nicknamed Pu "crab" (ปู; Thai pronunciation: [pūː ]; )[3] In everyday life a Thai is introduced by nickname, and the other may not discover the person's formal name. When so introduced, one usually continues to use the nickname."

    met loads of girls with longer nicknames , Guitar, Apple , Beer ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Kelly View Post
    Still 1 syllable I bet. I know one girl called goong (prawn). Why the hell would you want to be called prawn?
    What I really don't understand is the nickmane "Gik..".
    Why would anyone label herself like that?

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    Yes it seems most Thais have friends for years and often don't know their real names or forget. But for me their nicknames are stupid and should be based on something more relevant to the actual person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    What I really don't understand is the nickmane "Gik..".
    Why would anyone label herself like that?
    Gik or Kik

    "Kik" is the short version of "kook-kik" กุ๊กกิ๊ก..... which means "CUTE"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Gik or Kik

    "Kik" is the short version of "kook-kik" กุ๊กกิ๊ก..... which means "CUTE"
    ooh.. My wrong.. 555
    Thought it was refering to the only meaning of the word Gik I knew...
    I have met several, but never had the guts to ask..555

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    What I really don't understand is the nickmane "Gik..".
    Why would anyone label herself like that?
    never met anyone with that nickname

    "A 50 year old, a 40 year old, a 30, 20 and 10 year old will each give you a different meaning, and each is correct. It can be almost a mia noi, it can be a f**k buddy, a close friend, a crush, or just a joking comment. "

    But it seems to have multiple meanings depending upon context

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    ooh.. My wrong.. 555
    Thought it was refering to the only meaning of the word Gik I knew...
    I have met several, but never had the guts to ask..555
    I just found that , too many girls called KIK for it to mean mistress , I hope

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    Unless she's YOUR "gik" 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Gik or Kik

    "Kik" is the short version of "kook-kik" กุ๊กกิ๊ก..... which means "CUTE"
    naa rak means cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Kelly View Post
    naa rak means cute
    More in the way of lovely...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    Nit Noi Nah..555
    Almost... Nam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Kelly View Post
    Every Thai woman I've met has a 3 letter, 1 syllable nickname. It oftens starts with an N too even if their real name doesn't. Something like Nok, Noi, Nun etc

    Even Thai guys tend to have a 3 letter 1 syllable nickname.

    Can't they think of something more dynamic?
    Very very poor cannot afford more letters for simple village girls. Yes very dumb too. Cannot take care of money with more then 3 zeros hey ned. Or should we say Edward???
    yung rai kwa suea

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