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    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน RakThai's Avatar
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    What have you been nicknamed in Thailand?

    In Thailand, everyone has a nickname.. People are known by their nickname and not by their real name..

    In my experience, Thai people like to give Falang a nickname, especially when they have difficulty in pronouncing your real name..555

    I have been called many things.. Since my name is Erik, most often I have been called khun Ilik.. Which has a nice sound to it.. I like it...

    My TGF called me Maa noi.. Means puppy...555
    May sound strange, but the story behind it had to do with my job...
    Doctor became Doc, became Dog, became Maa (dog thai), became Maa noi...

    So not puppy, but cute Doc..555
    She did add.. "Noone can say, only me can say.."

    So what have yo been called?

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    Never anything but my real name... is that odd?
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    Same same. I usually get Khun (name). My name is quite difficult for Thai's to pronounce correctly, as it has a very hard "r" sound in it, so I invariably get an "L" sound instead, but other then that it always the real name. I have never had my last name used in Thailand, however, just my first name, which quite a bit different from the West, where hotel staff, for instance, will always address you using your last name.

    BTW, just a comment on the thread, its a bit difficult for me (and maybe some others) to answer, as I value my anonymity in a public forum such as this. Nui had a variation of my real name she used to use all the time, that was quite funny, but it is too close to my actual name to share. I travelled with her for 5 weeks and during that entire time she would fall back on this wrong pronounciation, simply because my actual name was just sooo difficult for her to say. 555
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    nope, but 2 of the best ones

    my wife's friend dating a guy from Norway, Roger. none of them could say it, so they started calling him Yougurt and always did from then on

    the best one. This old PI BM, Robb, used to own Wet Willy's in Patong
    he was short, portly and bald and all the girls called him Chang Noi, Baby, Elephant and the damn dude did look like one!
    but the funny thing, i swear, we could be on the other side of Thailand with TG's he never met and they would call him Chang Noi!!

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    Iku-San , a young bald monk cartoon character , with dark eyebrows ....
    and Pla Lye ( ปลาไหล ) , apparently Ian sounds like a type of Eel in Thai/Issan

    Have we had this on a thread before or is it a case of Deja Vu for me ....

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    very few girls can actually get nelson right so i usually get New Sun....i kinda like that

    One of the gals at Supergirls misinterpreted my name as Khun Towsun....so of course that has stuck and adopted by all the girls in the bar...of course she has now changed khun to Ten....555

    I often get Waaen Yai (big glasses/spectacles) written and sometimes drawn on the back of my bar bills so i get called that a bit as well

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    In private or in pubic? I'm not sure what they call me in private... Probably... "Sucker" or what ever the equivalent is in Thai.

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    From my GF,Moo Uaon originally but now "munkeow".

    Bar in lala i use to frequent,the girls had nicknames for all the customers but never found out what mine was.
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    Barry and Baz are mostly too difficult - so I get "Bad" 555!

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    All I ever got was Dad, Pom reckoned I had eyes the same as her grandfather, her mum thought the same? So when I would walk into Poms bar in Patong all the girls would say hello Daddy, cringe 55555
    I think that Pom understood the term sugar daddy after awhile and the nickname stuck. I still run into her friends on my infrequent trips to Patong and get greeted with the same.
    Apart from that one its just Hansum Man........

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    I get pee mai from lots of J's friends (they leave off the ke of Mike) and I get mua loan (skin head) from J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubbins View Post
    I get pee mai from lots of J's friends (they leave off the ke of Mike) and I get mua loan (skin head) from J.
    Hua Laan????......(head bald)

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    Peter does tend to become Pee Taa...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    Hua Laan????......(head bald)
    That's probably it. The way she says it sounds more like lon.

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    King Kong
    Ling

    And I'm not that hairy

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    Khun Dee ...
    Absolutely every lady quickly changes my name ( Dean) to that, because it sounds the same to them.
    Its used a lot in sentences , but its actually 'Khon Dee' thats said , which means 'nice folk'.
    Literally it means 'Mr Good'.
    Theres a 'Mr Good Seafood Restaurant ' on Rat-U-Thit road.

    My family name is absolutely nothing like it , but is changed to 'Misser Rambo!' when being announced by officials etc. 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiksilva View Post
    King Kong
    Ling

    And I'm not that hairy
    Same same me, Apple called me King Kong and Fa calls me Ling.

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    The GF calls me "Big Pua." Big Husband, not a hint or anything. 555
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    Ah, forgot, Sweeties family like to joke around and call each other Ling. Me, I'm Go-rin-laa (gorilla). 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Never anything but my real name... is that odd?
    Nickname in itself..

    Maybe you just don't stay around long enough..? 555

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