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SelesFan70
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:15 PM
Posters on here use nicknames for players...some of them just seem to get on my nerves for some reason! I have used them in posts before, but lately I dunno! Am I only the one that so over nicknames? Maybe I am too stressed at work or something! :o

Craigy
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:18 PM
They don't seem to bother me :confused:

creep
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:19 PM
I make up my own nicknames for players.:) I never go by what other people call them.

Dave B
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:23 PM
Aloyna...nicknames should be shorter than the actual name.

Albireo
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Aloyna...nicknames should be shorter than the actual name.

It's a fairly common characteristic of Slavic names that a "diminutive" form is actually longer than the "standard" form.

"Alyona" is a diminutive for "Elena," rather than a nickname per se. In any case, it's only longer in Roman orthography; in Cyrillic, they both would have five characters, IIRC. And they're both three syllables.

TF Chipmunk
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:46 PM
Masha sounds the most annoying. It makes her sound like she's mashed potatoes or something :tape:

cartmancop
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:47 PM
What about Bepa?? Where does that come from, Is it like Alyona? I'm just curious.

TF Chipmunk
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:48 PM
What about Bepa?? Where does that come from, Is it like Alyona? I'm just curious.

I think that's how you say Vera's name in Russian.

skanky~skanketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:50 PM
all the russians besides nastya and bepa. masha and alyona irritate me because there are actually people named masha and alyona. not masha, but there are two marias so its confusing. but there is an alyona bondarenko.

skanky~skanketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:50 PM
oh, and anyone with "queen" in from just pisses me offf!

Albireo
Apr 29th, 2005, 06:52 PM
I think that's how you say Vera's name in Russian.


I think it's more a bastardization of the Russian/Cyrillic spelling; B = V, and P = R, if you aren't familiar with the differences between the Roman alphabet and the Cyrillic.

Or it could be a "diminutive" form; I don't recall what the diminutives for "Vera" are.

Lady
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:08 PM
all the russians besides nastya and bepa. masha and alyona irritate me because there are actually people named masha and alyona. not masha, but there are two marias so its confusing. but there is an alyona bondarenko.

Maria and Masha is the same name!! ;)
You would almost never hear in Russia people calling her Maria! ;)

Lady
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:09 PM
I think it's more a bastardization of the Russian/Cyrillic spelling; B = V, and P = R, if you aren't familiar with the differences between the Roman alphabet and the Cyrillic.

Or it could be a "diminutive" form; I don't recall what the diminutives for "Vera" are.

Verochka!!

And yes, diminutives are usually longer then the original name! :angel:

skanky~skanketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:09 PM
Maria and Masha is the same name!! ;)

heh?

Lady
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:10 PM
heh?

It's the same name! ;)
Masha is a lovable form of Maria which most people use!
We'd never call Maria someone close! Only Masha! ;)

iced gem
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:11 PM
It has to be Alyona for Elena D. But, how many people actually call her this?

Lady
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:13 PM
It has to be Alyona for Elena D. But, how many people actually call her this?

Lena herself never call her that!
But Lena Likhovtseva is more known as Alyona! All Russian girls call her Alyona! ;)
It's not a nickname, it's a version of the name!

skanky~skanketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:14 PM
It's the same name! ;)
Masha is a lovable form of Maria which most people use!
We'd never call Maria someone close! Only Masha! ;)

yeah, but none of these people in here know her personally.:p and its still a nick.

Foot's Fingers
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:18 PM
STupid pool
Lady is right abt Russians, it's not nicknames, it's theirs names
Esp Masha - Maria, i like to callall Masha's as Marusya)))
PS Sveiki Lady!!!

Lady
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:20 PM
yeah, but none of these people in here know her personally.:p and its still a nick.

It's not a nick! It's a normal name!
For example, my name is Irina, but I'm more often called Ira, Irisha, Irishka, Irinka, and all these are my name, it's not a nickname!!

Sveiki Foot Fingers! :)

sartrista7
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:21 PM
The Russian ones are the players' actual names, mostly.

Most annoying for me is Makiri for Maria Kirilenko... it came about because some fucking moron assumed that Sharapova was called Masha because of the first syllables of her first name and surname, so decided to follow the same pattern for Kirilenko :retard: She doesn't use it, and it doesn't even mean anything.

We should all be thankful for Ana Ivanovic - her name's so short that you can't shorten it any more :lol:

Lady
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:23 PM
The Russian ones are the players' actual names, mostly.

Most annoying for me is Makiri for Maria Kirilenko... it came about because some fucking moron assumed that Sharapova was called Masha because of the first syllables of her first name and surname, so decided to follow the same pattern for Kirilenko :retard: She doesn't use it, and it doesn't even mean anything.

We should all be thankful for Ana Ivanovic - her name's so short that you can't shorten it any more :lol:

Agreed on all 3 points!! :D

miffedmax
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:26 PM
In the Gardens of Edem, we officially voted Lena D's nickname as "Golden Goddess" which should certainly irritate some people.

Overall, I don't care what nickname you call your favorite. Just don't pick on mine.

Incidently, my dictionary describes a nickname as an "intimate form" of a name. So a nickname is not necessarily just a shortened version of a name. In English we have "Jack" for "John", or Mickey for Michael or Tommy for Thomas (yes, they're a letter shorter, but the same syllable count). The other variation of nickname is a descriptive one, and these can get really cumbersome. Like "The Springfield Rifle" for Tim Mayotte. Or "Boom Boom" instead of Ray. As I continue to digress, is there any name (in English anyway) that has more variations than Margaret? And how the hell did they get "Peggy" out of that anyway?

shap_half
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:29 PM
don't like tati

V-MAC
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Masha confuses me as it would seem a more appropriate nickname for Mashona Washington. However, the nickname "Bepa" annoys me the most :mad:

miffedmax
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:30 PM
We should all be thankful for Ana Ivanovic - her name's so short that you can't shorten it any more :lol:

If I'd had a daughter, I wanted to name her Io just because it's the shortest two syllable name you can have.

I had a son named Ian, which is pretty close. Ana would be another good one.

(Yes, it IS a slow day at work).

Dave B
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:41 PM
It's a fairly common characteristic of Slavic names that a "diminutive" form is actually longer than the "standard" form.

"Alyona" is a diminutive for "Elena," rather than a nickname per se. In any case, it's only longer in Roman orthography; in Cyrillic, they both would have five characters, IIRC. And they're both three syllables.

LOL, thanks. Guess I need an edumacation :confused:

sartrista7
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:45 PM
As I continue to digress, is there any name (in English anyway) that has more variations than Margaret? And how the hell did they get "Peggy" out of that anyway?

Elizabeth! That's like the perfect name to give your daughter because she can choose any one of a number of totally disparate names out of it: Elle, Ellie, Eliza, Liz, Lizzie, Beth, Betsy etc.

I can kind of see how Margaret could turn into Maggie which could turn into Peggy, if it was a bit like Chinese whispers :o

If I'd had a daughter, I wanted to name her Io just because it's the shortest two syllable name you can have.

The No 787 tennis player is one Ia Jikia, of Georgia. I have no idea how she pronounces her first name.

Drake1980
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:47 PM
personally I think they're all annoying. I say lets call the players by their real names.

dreamgoddess099
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:47 PM
Masha sounds the most annoying. It makes her sound like she's mashed potatoes or something :tape:
:haha:

Albireo
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:57 PM
In the Gardens of Edem, we officially voted Lena D's nickname as "Golden Goddess" which should certainly irritate some people.

Overall, I don't care what nickname you call your favorite. Just don't pick on mine.

Incidently, my dictionary describes a nickname as an "intimate form" of a name. So a nickname is not necessarily just a shortened version of a name. In English we have "Jack" for "John", or Mickey for Michael or Tommy for Thomas (yes, they're a letter shorter, but the same syllable count). The other variation of nickname is a descriptive one, and these can get really cumbersome. Like "The Springfield Rifle" for Tim Mayotte. Or "Boom Boom" instead of Ray. As I continue to digress, is there any name (in English anyway) that has more variations than Margaret? And how the hell did they get "Peggy" out of that anyway?

Good article on nicknames vs. diminutives:

http://www.geocities.com/edgarbook/names/other/nicknames.html

As far as the Peggy/Margaret change, all "long" English vowels moved around during the Great Vowel Shift, which happened during the Middle English period. So if the short form of Margaret started as "Maggie," the initial vowel would have shifted to that of "Peggy." (Don't forget that there will also be dialectal variation in the pronunciation of the vowels, too; I think "Margaret" is of Northern British origin, and would use local vowel pronunciation.) I'm not aware of how the initial consonant would have changed, but both m and p are in a class called "bilabials," so there's probably a simple phonological process (in this case, assimilation within a place of articulation) that could explain the m --> p shift.

daffodil
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:59 PM
Masha! Easily, the most horrible nickname ever. I find Kuzzy to be pretty offensive too.

Joana
Apr 29th, 2005, 08:02 PM
We should all be thankful for Ana Ivanovic - her name's so short that you can't shorten it any more :lol:

Well it can't be shortened but that doesn't stop us from creating nickname for her - Anči. It's a bit silly :o and I always chuckle when I say it because there was a horrible Serbian singer some years ago who was called like that.

Joana
Apr 29th, 2005, 08:03 PM
Masha! Easily, the most horrible nickname ever. I find Kuzzy to be pretty offensive too.

Sigh... I wish some day people would understand that "Masha" is how Russians call girls named Maria. It's not something invented on this board.

Lady
Apr 29th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Sigh... I wish some day people would understand that "Masha" is how Russians call girls named Maria. It's not something invented on this board.

*Sighs with Joana*

Shonami Slam
Apr 29th, 2005, 08:59 PM
in israel there are alot of russians (jews that came to israel for the love and patriotizm and bla bla bla)
most of them prefer it when i call them nastya, masha, sveta and so on.
one vera really thanked me when i called her veruchka - she said she hadn't heard that nickname in years.
i love russian. it's a beautiful language.
and i LOVE russian names as well, both men and women.

!<blocparty>!
Apr 29th, 2005, 09:10 PM
Rena gets on my nerves. And Aloyna

:retard: Vee is cool though :yeah:

propi
Apr 29th, 2005, 09:18 PM
Bepa... ok guys you're the coolest as you know how to write her name with cyrilic alphabet :rolleyes:

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 30th, 2005, 03:41 AM
MoMo :o

azza
Apr 30th, 2005, 03:45 AM
K Lina crapest nickname :rolleyes:

Paldias
Apr 30th, 2005, 03:45 AM
Momo, Juju, Masha, Alyona, Bepa, Rena - so fucking annoying

faboozadoo15
Apr 30th, 2005, 03:49 AM
jen jen, i just don't like it. i love her, and i like jen, jennifer, and that's it. jenny doesnt get on my nerves as much as jenjen though.

last name ones can get on my nerves too-- like "capster" or "dementinator"(unless it is being used ONCE by a special poster in an elena congratulatory thread.) davy, navi, willie, sharpie-- don't care for any of these although i bet i have used them once or twice.

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:05 AM
Jenjen :confused:
I think her most common moniker would be JCap, I think that's used a lot more than jenjen...thank god!

I don't have issues with the nicknames. Some names are too long so they (monikers) help speed things up.

Tati & Dani
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:54 AM
jenjen

Mr_Molik
Apr 30th, 2005, 08:02 AM
momo, rena, vee, nastya, bepa, alonya, masha :fiery:

**Jelica**
Apr 30th, 2005, 11:24 AM
A "diminutive" isn't the same as a nickname, it doesn't have to be shorter either..like, a diminutive for "Maria" in Russian could be Masha, Mashenka, Mashyuta whatever..

Shoulderpova
Apr 30th, 2005, 11:28 AM
JuJu :tape:

Gogo123
Apr 30th, 2005, 11:57 AM
probably nicknames that are repeated within themselves (momo, juju, jenjen, etc...)
as if one wasn't annoying already

tenn_ace
Apr 30th, 2005, 12:23 PM
Masha and Vera are NAMES! they are not nicknames. It's like Richard and Dick, William and Bill. So they don't belong to this poll.

I would add ANERES. Now we are tlaking about annoying.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:26 PM
I don't like Bepa because it doesn't sound nice (and it also happens to be my fave Ukrainian singer's name!)

daffodil
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:29 PM
Sigh... I wish some day people would understand that "Masha" is how Russians call girls named Maria. It's not something invented on this board.

I knew that, but it's still an ugly name. Masha has no femininity at all! :angel: :angel:

Bart
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:33 PM
Kuzzy and Sveta just because I hate that girl, don't know why though I just can't help it:o

daffodil
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:34 PM
Masha and Vera are NAMES! they are not nicknames. It's like Richard and Dick, William and Bill. So they don't belong to this poll.

I would add ANERES. Now we are tlaking about annoying.

Since when was Aneres a nickname for Serena?

LefandePatty
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:54 PM
:rolleyes: @ this thread :lol: :angel: :p ;) :hug:

Vass22
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:59 PM
Most annoying for me is Makiri for Maria Kirilenko... it came about because some fucking moron assumed that Sharapova was called Masha because of the first syllables of her first name and surname, so decided to follow the same pattern for Kirilenko :retard: She doesn't use it, and it doesn't even mean anything.

:haha: :lol:

carot
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:47 PM
k lina, she stole it from the beautiful lina k :mad:

Maajken
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:49 PM
k lina, she stole it from the beautiful lina k :mad:
damn right she did!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Bepa....sounds like a baby nickname.

Lady
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:59 PM
I knew that, but it's still an ugly name. Masha has no femininity at all! :angel: :angel:

Masha is actually a right name for a young girl!~ We use Maria for woman who are maybe around 40 and older! :p

hablo
Apr 30th, 2005, 08:05 PM
MoMo :o

:ras: that's what I call Amelie! :lol:

daffodil
Apr 30th, 2005, 08:18 PM
Masha is actually a right name for a young girl!~ We use Maria for woman who are maybe around 40 and older! :p

I understand this, but it still has no femininity at all. Gertrud is a woman's name, but that is the same thing. :angel: :angel: :wavey: :wavey:

Lady
Apr 30th, 2005, 08:41 PM
I understand this, but it still has no femininity at all. Gertrud is a woman's name, but that is the same thing. :angel: :angel: :wavey: :wavey:

I actually prefer Masha to Maria, so really can't feel you on this subject! ;)
Masha is very nice sound to Russian ears! ;)

-Kieron-
Apr 30th, 2005, 08:46 PM
JuJu

andrewbroad
Apr 30th, 2005, 10:55 PM
Momo - appropriate, but annoying. ;)

Alyona - if this is Elena Dementieva, what do you call Alyona Bondarenko? :confused:

Bepa - I love it! I even pronounce it "bepper" rather than "vera"! :angel:

Makiri - this is a standard pattern for Russian girls, so Maria Sharapova is Mashara, not Masha (which is the standard diminutive for Maria).

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tenn_ace
Apr 30th, 2005, 10:58 PM
Alyona - if this is Elena Dementieva, what do you call Alyona Bondarenko? :confused:



because it's their real name, not a nickname.

Joana
Apr 30th, 2005, 11:01 PM
Makiri - this is a standard pattern for Russian girls, so Maria Sharapova is Mashara, not Masha (which is the standard diminutive for Maria).



Yeah right. That's why we have Vezvona, Eldeme, Napetro and Svekuzne. All standard names. :haha:

darren cahill
Apr 30th, 2005, 11:02 PM
I voted for Masha but i hate them ALL! i just wish we called them by their first name and cut out this masha, beepa, boopa, sheepa, jenjen, juju momo, fifi, foofoo. it takes me forever to figure out who everyone is talking about half the time. and that aloynana bugs me too. i cant help but think of areola when i see that name:tape:

@m@nd@
Apr 30th, 2005, 11:03 PM
alyona, juju, kuzzy, jenjen, momo..all sound annoying :retard:

macbaq
Apr 30th, 2005, 11:17 PM
Masha sounds the most annoying. It makes her sound like she's mashed potatoes or something :tape:

yeah. :bounce:

Albireo
May 1st, 2005, 12:44 AM
aloynana bugs me too. i cant help but think of areola when i see that name:tape:

You, sir, need to get laid. ;)

~ The Leopard ~
May 1st, 2005, 01:56 AM
The Russian ones are the players' actual names, mostly.

Most annoying for me is Makiri for Maria Kirilenko... it came about because some fucking moron assumed that Sharapova was called Masha because of the first syllables of her first name and surname, so decided to follow the same pattern for Kirilenko :retard: She doesn't use it, and it doesn't even mean anything.




Yes, I know. This "makiri" thing is the only one that I actually find annoying - simply because it's idiotic.

~ The Leopard ~
May 1st, 2005, 02:03 AM
By contrast, what could possibly be annoying about "Masha"? It's no worse than "Mandy" for "Amanda", "Jenny" for "Jennifer" , "Liz" for "Elizabeth", "Mike" for "Michael", "Bob" for "Robert", "Bill" for "William", "Russ" (or "Rusty" in the US") for "Russell", "Randy" for "Randolph", "Ricky" for "Warwick", etc, etc. These are actual forms of the name that people often use of themselves. "Masha" is not a diminutive used in English-speaking countries, but it is used in Russia. I just don't see the problem.

~ The Leopard ~
May 1st, 2005, 02:38 AM
Btw wouldn't it be excellent to be called "Randolph"? You could introduce yourself by saying, "I'm randy." :hehehe:

DutchieGirl
May 1st, 2005, 02:41 AM
A "diminutive" isn't the same as a nickname, it doesn't have to be shorter either..like, a diminutive for "Maria" in Russian could be Masha, Mashenka, Mashyuta whatever..

yes, that's also similar in Dutch... Where Kim becomes Kimmeke... the diminuitive form! :D

I don't really find any of those names annoying... I mean really, aren't there worse things to be worrying about? ;)

decemberlove
May 1st, 2005, 02:44 AM
i don't really like any of the nicknames, either. i hate nicknames in general, esp the ones that are longer than the original name, or the same length. i really don't understand that.

Btw wouldn't it be excellent to be called "Randolph"? You could introduce yourself by saying, "I'm randy." :hehehe:

i had sex with someone named randy. actually, there are two randys on the list. i found the name to suit both of them rather well. :devil:

oh are people really called warwick?? eek.

DutchieGirl
May 1st, 2005, 02:45 AM
Yes, I know. This "makiri" thing is the only one that I actually find annoying - simply because it's idiotic.

:o Well I call her Makiri, only for the fact that I talk with some people who are fans of her and Masha S... and so I just find it easier to call Sharapova Masha, and Kirilenko Makiri to distinguish between the 2 in conversations! ;) WOuldn't call her Makiri to her face if I ever spoke to her though! :lol:

DutchieGirl
May 1st, 2005, 02:48 AM
hmm actually, I'm finding that "Misa" seems to be an annoying nickname for non Dutch speakers too! :lol: My friend last night could not say it right... even though I told her 10 times that it's not pronounced like "misser"! ;)

lucashg
May 1st, 2005, 02:58 AM
How come Momo is not on that list? It's just so :retard:

Most annoy me but the worst is Masha. Mostly because it sounds like Macho, which is just not right. :o

I find it odd that people don't consider all these names nicknames, and just different versions of their names. How is that? Unless it's the spelling in cyrillic, it classifies perfectly as a nickname IMO. I don't get these versions or diminutives not being considered nicknames. Heck, my name is Lucas so if people call me Luca, Luke, Lu, Luquinhas or Lucazinho is not a nickname, but still my name? I certainly don't think so. I would consider them all nicknames, though some (as Luquinhas and Lucazinho) are also diminutives even if they're longer than the proper name. HMM. Anyway, I actually don't care that much for Lena and Bepa (though Bepa sounds funny). But Nastya and Sveta I don't like because they sound like Nasty and Sveta is kinda weird, hehe.

JuJu, JenJen, MoMo are all ridiculous. I also don't like the ones with players' last names: Jen Capster, Dementinator, Demented. Non-sense. Aneres is also dull, though do people actually call Serena like that? :tape: Enna is also pathetic and disrespectful. Rena is awful!

Vee is the best, probably the only one that's cool. Kimmie too.

Justin
May 1st, 2005, 03:01 AM
Bepa is asinine. It's as if people write that just to be annoying.



Momo and Juju annoy me, too.



Nastya, Babsi, and K-Lina are the best.

lucashg
May 1st, 2005, 03:05 AM
Ops, K Sprem is just meh! =P

Justin
May 1st, 2005, 03:09 AM
Oh, yeah. Jelly is irritating, too.

Stamp Paid
May 1st, 2005, 03:34 AM
Ive heard ReeRee b4 (Serena), and thats pretty annoying.

Stamp Paid
May 1st, 2005, 03:36 AM
I like Rena tho. :mad:

Albireo
May 1st, 2005, 03:36 AM
There are now officially too many Justins in this thread. One of you needs a nickname-- something like JusJus, maybe.

Berlin_Calling
May 1st, 2005, 04:00 AM
Makiri annoys me.

lucashg
May 1st, 2005, 04:22 AM
Ive heard ReeRee b4 (Serena), and thats pretty annoying.

:lol: Gosh, Rena is one thing but Ree-Ree is just :rolleyes: What's next?

Serena: SeeSee, ReeRee, NaNa.
Venus: Vee, VeeVee, NuNus.
Justine: JuJu, JusJus, TinTin, NeNe.
Kim: Kimmie Kim, Kimmikenko.
Amelie: AmeAme, MeMe, LiLie.
Lindsay: LiLi, LinLin, SaySay.
Jennifer: JenJen, NiNi, FeFer.
Maria: Masha, MaMa, RiaRia.
Elena..... bah, you got it.

~ The Leopard ~
May 1st, 2005, 04:32 AM
What amuses me is that some people evidentlly think that "Bepa" is pronounced "Beeper" or something, and don't realise that it's just a joke (albeit annoying to some) to use an approximation of the Cyrillic version of her name. Of course it's pronounced in exactly the same way as "Vera" is pronounced.

darren cahill
May 1st, 2005, 04:43 AM
:lol: Gosh, Rena is one thing but Ree-Ree is just :rolleyes: What's next?

Serena: SeeSee, ReeRee, NaNa.
Venus: Vee, VeeVee, NuNus.
Justine: JuJu, JusJus, TinTin, NeNe.
Kim: Kimmie Kim, Kimmikenko.
Amelie: AmeAme, MeMe, LiLie.
Lindsay: LiLi, LinLin, SaySay.
Jennifer: JenJen, NiNi, FeFer.
Maria: Masha, MaMa, RiaRia.
Elena..... bah, you got it.

i am definately giving you positive rep for this post...fucking hysterical! loved the Lindsay one...saysay.. and the last one for Kim is classic!

i think for me, the nicknames are just so silly if they arent what they go by etc...i truly doubt Jennifer, a girl whos been arrested, would ever like the nickname JENCAP...or JENJEN...i bet she'd croak if she had people call her that. and Moni for Monica and i've seen Conchi for Conchita...its just ridiculous. we dont know these people, we shouldnt be personalizing things like we do know them. Chrissie for Chris Evert is the only one i can think of that is accurate cause i've heard her call herself that....the rest of these are just silly.

**time to give my rep for this great post!**:lol:

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 1st, 2005, 08:50 AM
k lina, she stole it from the beautiful lina k :mad:
Dear Mean Admin Machine Administrator,

Next time I'll tell Karolina to steal her nickname from the beautiful carot then.

sartrista7
May 1st, 2005, 09:17 AM
Makiri - this is a standard pattern for Russian girls,

IT IS NOT.

so Maria Sharapova is Mashara, not Masha (which is the standard diminutive for Maria).

SHE IS NOT.

And how many fucking times do people need to be told that Masha, Nastya, Sveta, Alyona etc ARE THEIR ACTUAL NAMES, which people would call them to their face. Exactly the same as Roddick being called Andy instead of Andrew.

ezekiel
May 1st, 2005, 09:43 AM
jeca dokic or jankovic annoys me so much. It's a diminutive baby name and it's just so generic and unoriginal, it makes my head explode :fiery:
and all the others names in the poll are very annoying, repetitive and unoriginal especially bepa(confusing) masha(just sounds like a baby) :rolleyes:

random fan
May 1st, 2005, 09:48 AM
jeca dokic or jankovic annoys me so much. It's a diminutive baby name and it's just so generic and unoriginal, it makes my head explode :fiery:
and all the others names in the poll are very annoying, repetitive and unoriginal especially bepa(confusing) masha(just sounds like a baby) :rolleyes:

Mashenska, Mashulka or Mashka would sound as a baby and Masha is just right. As Lady said we would never call an 18 year old girl Maria. Maybe only a woman about 40 or older

Soch
May 1st, 2005, 11:55 AM
I don't know why, but I just hate "Bepa". In fact, I thought it was some mixing of "Vera" and "Weeper" :rolleyes:

Chunchun
May 1st, 2005, 12:55 PM
1. Masha K :smash: :rolleyes: :ras:
2. Jenjen (actually i like this name 2 :D but this's weird)

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 2nd, 2005, 01:32 AM
Really glad to see that Vee is the least "Annoying Nickname" in this poll!

treufreund
May 2nd, 2005, 02:27 AM
Wtf is up with people not realizing that "Bepa" is just the Cyrillic spelling for "Vera" :p

Annoying: Nastya, Masha (overused), Rena (sounds like "renal" which is the adjective form for "kidney" :tape:); Tati (old womanish!), Navi, Jelly (sounds slimey!), Dani(ok but "daniela" is just way prettier!), Nat (for Nathalie but reminds me of a bug called "gnat" in English), Lena (too simple, I prefer Alyona),

Downright RUDE!!: Demented, Enna, Penus Williams, Screamova, Moanica Seles, Chucky (for Hingis), Karolina Sperm, Crapriati/Crapster, Hauntchova :rolleyes: , Ankle Huber, Kim Clitsters, Jelena Jokic, "weird" Jelena Jankovic (like weird al Jankovic), sisters sledgehammer (for Williams), Christine Henin-Hardenne :lol: , Bratty Schnyder, Feng Shuai :lol: , Alyona Bondage (Bondarenko), Anna Pornikova,

Names not needing abbreviation: Chinese Names. :lol:

Fun words and other things with names: KIMBLEDON, AMELIE'S ISLAND (for Amelia Island), Justinator, Sharky Sharapova, Martina Hingisova,

-Sonic-
May 2nd, 2005, 02:35 AM
Why people are expecting others to know the ins and outs of loads of languages they'll never need is beyond me.

I've always stayed away from bepa and alyona cos i just don't like the look of them lol. after reading this thread i have no idea how to pronouce alyona, not that i had an innate ability to anyway, as some people would expect.

But anyway, not a big fan of some of the nicknames, and I only use them every now and again as they're quicker to type. Wouldn't actually say them out loud when talking about them to another person.

azmad_88
May 2nd, 2005, 02:41 AM
JujU..the worst name eer

wateva
May 2nd, 2005, 02:44 AM
momo... irritating as hell

salima
May 2nd, 2005, 10:50 AM
Lena herself never call her that!
But Lena Likhovtseva is more known as Alyona! All Russian girls call her Alyona! ;)
It's not a nickname, it's a version of the name!

:wavey: Lady

Alyona also means a female deer, slender, elegant and pretty;)

sPAWrty
May 2nd, 2005, 02:25 PM
Yeah right. That's why we have Vezvona, Eldeme, Napetro and Svekuzne. All standard names. :haha:

Vezvona... Hmm...

Somewhere I saw nick Zverka for Vera and I like it most :cool:
For those not familiar with russian it sounds like something small but beasty in nature :D

andrewbroad
May 7th, 2005, 01:56 AM
:o Well I call her Makiri, only for the fact that I talk with some people who are fans of her and Masha S... and so I just find it easier to call Sharapova Masha, and Kirilenko Makiri to distinguish between the 2 in conversations! ;)

If I'm talking about a match involving the Super Maria Sisters, I call them Big Maria and Little Maria.

If I say just "Maria", I'm talking about Maria Sharapova. When I talk about Maria Kirilenko, I call her Little Maria, Kiki, Maria K. or Kirilenko, depending on my mood at the time. For I am a fan of Big Maria since Wimbledon 2003, and currently contemplating whether to induct Little Maria into my eternal fanship.

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sizzlingsharapova/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sizzlingsharapova/)
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ceiling_fan
May 7th, 2005, 01:57 AM
isn't bepa her actual name?

Slumpsova
May 7th, 2005, 03:33 AM
Makiri sounds like some Japanese food to me.

THE BOSS annoyed me too. i don't even know what that means :o

Fingon
May 7th, 2005, 07:56 AM
Momo - appropriate, but annoying. ;)

Alyona - if this is Elena Dementieva, what do you call Alyona Bondarenko? :confused:


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Fingon
May 7th, 2005, 08:02 AM
It's the same name! ;)
Masha is a lovable form of Maria which most people use!
We'd never call Maria someone close! Only Masha! ;)

Lady, Lady, you'll never learn.

It doesn't matter how many times, or how clearly you explain something, they won't get it, never, that's the nature of this board.

People that assume that Masha is Ma(ria)Sha(rapova) will not change their minds.

pav
May 7th, 2005, 08:34 AM
I don't mind any names really, but get amused at the quite common 'Babygirl' name for Serena, She does seem a fairly robust hunk of prime beef to be called Babygirl! but it's only fun, I like all the different names (compared to some i get called)love the name Bepa of course
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