I just had an occasion for a person to use a short form of my name and ending it in ie, and it felt like a hug. It gave me a feeling of being known and liked. I think you may know what I mean. People also can do the same thing in the wrong situation and you can feel like a violation. Terms of endearment, I guess you have to be careful to use them appropriately.
Can I make it clearer? A long time ago, I was introduced to a friend of a friend and he used a shortened version of my name and again, it felt like he accepted me as a friend. Why did the shortened version of my name feel warm and cozy instead of pushy, was because he always treated me with respect otherwise.
Also, many people would stop and stumble with my name and act as though it was difficult, which it wasn't. Terms of endearment, in personal encounters, is to be used carefully.
I would just like to hear what others think on this subject. I seem to know that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.Recommend0 recommendations