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furrykitten
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:52 PM
I've noticed on this forum how some posters use nicknames like Enna, Mashina, Mashiki, Juju and so on for their favourite players, anyone find this very annoying?. Why can't people just called Maria Maria, Elena Elena, Venus Venus and so on...
Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this, who knows!.

Oneofakind0490
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:53 PM
I never heard Mashina or Mashiki lol. But some of them like Masha is Maria real nick name as with Nastya being Anastasia.

jimbo mack
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:54 PM
i find the following nicknames annoying

masha
nastya
lena
juju
momo
danka

why don't posters just use their actual names lol??

Joana
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:54 PM
Enna is not a nickname. It's just that two people on this board decided to call Justine like that, for unknown reasons.

Berlin_Calling
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:58 PM
makiri annoys me most.

Calimero377
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:58 PM
I've noticed on this forum how some posters use nicknames like Enna, Mashina, Mashiki, Juju and so on for their favourite players, anyone find this very annoying?. Why can't people just called Maria Maria, Elena Elena, Venus Venus and so on...
Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this, who knows!.


My favourite nickname is "Demented" ....

James
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:01 PM
Enna somehow annoys me.

kabuki
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:02 PM
My favourite nickname is "Demented" ....

My favourite nickname is "Gunter Parche"....

jimbo mack
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:03 PM
My favourite nickname is Gunter Parche.

it suits you :)

king416
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:05 PM
I find 'Bepa' and 'Enna' very annoying. And also why do people call Mary Pierce 'Maam' :confused:

kabuki
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:05 PM
it suits you :)

Good one.

*abby*
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:05 PM
i had no idea who "enna" was until now lol

ezekiel
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:06 PM
jeca is the most annoying. Some people just trying to be cute all the time.

Joana
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:13 PM
jeca is the most annoying. Some people just trying to be cute all the time.

Well, it's an actual nickname, as opposed to most ways people call players around here.

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:16 PM
I guess that means I have to stop calling Julia Scruff, Scruffaluffacous. :(

ezekiel
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:17 PM
it'a a baby diminutive like calling tom-tommie. It's very unoriginal and possibly insulting. Very boring too...

jimbo mack
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:22 PM
nicknames without the permission of the person can be very insulting and disrespectful

that's why i never use them...unless i know that person well and know that they actually like to be called by that nickname

*Karen*
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:31 PM
enna seems to be the way some commentators say henin. I dunno if thats why certain posters call her enna or not.

I've heard Jennifer called JenJen, The Capster, JCap, Cappy. I wonder if she'd like those nick names or if she'd be annoyed by them.

volta
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:15 AM
I guess that means I have to stop calling Julia Scruff, Scruffaluffacous. :(
:lol: :lol:

Cris Senior
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:16 AM
enna seems to be the way some commentators say henin. I dunno if thats why certain posters call her enna or not.

I've heard Jennifer called JenJen, The Capster, JCap, Cappy. I wonder if she'd like those nick names or if she'd be annoyed by them.
Comment:
You are absolutely right, Cliff Drysdale of Espn can't pronounce French words. so he pronounces Henin as Enna. Mary Catillo came up with The Demented name for Dementieva as a joke
CS

cartmancop
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:41 AM
How is Henin supposed to be pronounced? just curious b/c you're right drysdale says 'enna' etc. & since he has a rep for butchering european names;).... it's pronounced like it's spelled, right?

But yeh: Enna, Bepa, Masha, Demented & Momo are the only ones I don't really like. 1/2 b/c I didn't know which person most were referring to @ first :lol:

jdog3008
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:46 AM
When I said "Enna" to a French person I know, she said "wow, you know how to pronounce her name."

So, this must be close to the correct pronunciation.

TF Chipmunk
Jul 11th, 2005, 02:12 AM
Enna is how you pronounce her name, but Enna is DEFINITELY NOT her nickname.

Justine's name is pronounced like this:

zhoo-STEEN EN-ah ar-DEN
-courtesy of WTA Tour (I didn't know how to make it professional looking ;))

the two "h" are silent :)

Some of the nicknames are cool, but some are very annoying too. For one, Masha makes Maria sound like mashed potatoes...but one like Vee or Ree sounds ok. But Jeca would sound annoying, whilst Lena is ok.

The "annoying-ness" of a nickname just really depends on how it sounds. Rick sounds ok for Richard, but Al sounds bad for Albert.

But I guess in the end, "to each his own." :wavey:

~ The Leopard ~
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:34 AM
How many threads does this set of issues require? Just wondering. :angel:

timray
Jan 10th, 2006, 09:54 PM
Kiki is a good nickname for Sprem

TomTennis
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:02 PM
I guess that means I have to stop calling Julia Scruff, Scruffaluffacous. :(

lmao.


nickmanes are just easyier to write. and its terminology we all understand. So if you wanna use their full names, then thats fine. But some people fine it easier to use nicknames.

azdaja
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:02 PM
masha and jeca (and many others) are real nicknames widely used in countries these players come from.

Marshmallow
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:07 PM
Masha is hideous. So is the nickname. (Teasing!) I have to admit Momo isn't great either.

marmite1
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:10 PM
Masha is hideous. So is the nickname. (Teasing!) I have to admit Momo isn't great either.

I have to agree.

practiceboy
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:15 PM
Almost all of these nicknames are really annoying. "Kuzy" for Kuznetsova is another culprit... also, I think "Rena" and "Vee" are pretty annoying abbreviations

For the person who said that nicknames are easier to write: is it seriously that hard to fill in the extra "Se" or "nus"

Meesh
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:27 PM
I still don't know who BEPA is? :lol:
I see that all the time :confused:

pcrtennis
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:28 PM
Masha, Bepa, Momo, Danka and Juju are the most annoying...and Conchi...

LeRoy.
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:29 PM
makiri annoys me most.

I :rolleyes: :mad: :fiery: that nickname too

©@®eLess
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:34 PM
I still don't know who BEPA is? :lol:
I see that all the time :confused:

in russia they use cyrillic letters and Bepa is how you write Vera in every cyrillic country: Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia-Montenegro, Macedonia...

Bepa-Cyrillic
Vera-Latinic

Spunky83
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Actually Enna - sorry Henin (although some people here think Enna is the right pronunciation - herself doesn´t like "JuJu".

All the other nicknames such as Lena, Nastya, Masha are typical nicknames and they use them too. Actually in Nastya´s (Myskina) case, basically no one calls her Anastasia.

I have a good one: Steffi;)...nah, ok

timray
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Bepa = Vera Cyrillic :yeah:

Benus = Venus Cyrillic :confused:

Bipginia= Virginia Cyrillic :D

TomTennis
Jan 10th, 2006, 11:07 PM
Almost all of these nicknames are really annoying. "Kuzy" for Kuznetsova is another culprit... also, I think "Rena" and "Vee" are pretty annoying abbreviations

For the person who said that nicknames are easier to write: is it seriously that hard to fill in the extra "Se" or "nus"

yeh well of course its not, i just meant when talking about tennis, ppl like to abbreviate, we all do, maybe it lets them know they are true tennis fans or something along those lines. lol. :lol:

mike/topgun
Jan 10th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Masha is almost generally all Marias' nick in Russian...something like Nastya ;)

new-york
Jan 10th, 2006, 11:31 PM
i thought about that when "Stubbsy" came out. :haha:

strawberry.babou
Jan 10th, 2006, 11:38 PM
Oh, I like pretty much all nicknames.

I find Momo really amusing.

Momo.

lol.

Corswandt
Jan 11th, 2006, 12:48 AM
The only nicknames I use myself are

Lena [just Lena, not Lena D] for Dementieva
Masha for Sharapova
Nastya for Myskina [because Myskina is similar to the Portuguese word for "cheap, petty"]

What I think is that there are far too many nicknames for a beginner to keep track of.

Also, it annoys me that virtually unknown players already have their own nickname. I suggest the adoption of the following rule: that a player would have to reach the top 20 before being entitled to an affectionate nickname. The rest would still be referred to by their (usually) coarse-sounding, outlandish surnames (and, inevitably, by vicious, derogatory labels whenever they happen to defeat a popular player).

alwayshingis
Jan 11th, 2006, 12:56 AM
I agree that the worst is Makiri (UGH!)

I actually don't enjoy when people call Martina - 'Marti' either.

The Russian nicknames (Masha, Sveta, Nastya) don't bother me.

Some totally go by their nicknames, like isn't Nadia short for Nadejda? Petrova changed it officially for the tour. Back in '01 and early '02, she was Nadejda on the draws.

Drake1980
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:01 AM
Masha and Bepa

strawberry.babou
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:12 AM
The only nicknames I use myself are

Lena [just Lena, not Lena D] for Dementieva
Masha for Sharapova
Nastya for Myskina [because Myskina is similar to the Portuguese word for "cheap, petty"]

What I think is that there are far too many nicknames for a beginner to keep track of.

Also, it annoys me that virtually unknown players already have their own nickname. I suggest the adoption of the following rule: that a player would have to reach the top 20 before being entitled to an affectionate nickname. The rest would still be referred to by their (usually) coarse-sounding, outlandish surnames (and, inevitably, by vicious, derogatory labels whenever they happen to defeat a popular player).
SO TRUE! I don't know I didn't realize this. :P

Corswandt
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:21 AM
SO TRUE! I don't know I didn't realize this. :P

Innit?

But there's worse.

Try to read "Clijsters" as if it was Portuguese.

PointBlank
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:22 AM
Masha, Nastya, Sveta, and Lena. All nicknames for people with the names Maria, Anastasia, Svetlana, and Elena in Russia or other Eastern European countries. Just like Elizabeth in English gets called Beth, Lizzie, or Liz sometimes.

Bepa is actually Veras name. When you translate it back to the Cyrillic alphabet it becomes Bepa. So that in itself is no nickname.

Shoulderpova
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:24 AM
since when Masha, Nastya, Lena, Bepa are nicknames? :retard:

xan
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:36 AM
Nicknames are often used because they are a lot easier and friendlier to type than

Maria Sharapova = Masha
Amelie Mauresmo = Momo
Justine Henin-Hardenne = Juju
Anna-Lena Groenefeld. = ALG
Ana Isobel Medina-Garriguez = MG

strawberry.babou
Jan 11th, 2006, 02:00 AM
Innit?

But there's worse.

Try to read "Clijsters" as if it was Portuguese.
Hm... I can't XD

Cliji-Stehrs?

No Name Face
Jan 11th, 2006, 02:03 AM
i love the Momo nickname!

Mr_Molik
Jan 11th, 2006, 02:33 AM
i think last name ones such as kuzzy, stubbsy are fine but stupid baby ones like kiki, bepa, mariki, juju, momo SHIT ME TO TEARS

alwayshingis
Jan 11th, 2006, 02:34 AM
i think last name ones such as kuzzy, stubbsy are fine but stupid baby ones like kiki, bepa, mariki, juju, momo SHIT ME TO TEARS

I see no difference between MoMo and Kuzzy. They both bother me.

Kenny
Jan 11th, 2006, 03:57 AM
When I say Vee or Rena it makes me feel closer to them. Think I'm stupid or not for that... but that's how I am. I like to "make a connection" :lol:

azmad_88
Jan 11th, 2006, 04:00 AM
i tot enna was serENNA

So Disrespectful
Jan 11th, 2006, 04:10 AM
Rena!!! Hideous

LoveFifteen
Jan 11th, 2006, 04:41 AM
I can't stand Enna, Rena, or Kuzzy. Awful nicknames in my opinion.

Denise4925
Jan 11th, 2006, 06:02 AM
... also, I think "Rena" and "Vee" are pretty annoying abbreviations

For the person who said that nicknames are easier to write: is it seriously that hard to fill in the extra "Se" or "nus"
Their father refers to them sometime by these nicknames.

I like them because 1) it makes me feel more familiar with them and 2) it is quicker to type than the full names on occasions, such as Ree or Rena and Vee, JCap or Linds or Momo. I refuse to call Maria - Masha, Martina - Marti or Justine - Juju, simply because I don't like these players and do not want to feel close them in any way. :)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 11th, 2006, 07:24 AM
nastya,masha,sveta is used by a lot of players and coaches so it's become the norm

Foot's Fingers
Jan 11th, 2006, 08:27 AM
WHY PEOPLE THINK THAT MASHA LENA NASTYA ARE NICKNAMES????????

It's a real names

bellascarlett
Jan 11th, 2006, 10:32 AM
Also, it annoys me that virtually unknown players already have their own nickname. I suggest the adoption of the following rule: that a player would have to reach the top 20 before being entitled to an affectionate nickname. The rest would still be referred to by their (usually) coarse-sounding, outlandish surnames (and, inevitably, by vicious, derogatory labels whenever they happen to defeat a popular player).

:lol:...stupid question but can anyone tell me how Amelie became Momo and Justine, Juju? Is the answer the obvious one? :lol: - I mean from their names themselves? Maures-MO and JU-stine? and are they really called those nicknames by their friends and family? I apologize for the stupid ques but I just want to clarify this for myself once and for all. haha...

Archer
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:52 AM
Who is Mariki again??? (and why? :p)

tennisjam
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Ju-Ju :o

I love Masha, Lena and Nastya :)

jrm
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:59 AM
I better not post my juicy nicks :devil: i would get tons of badrepping :lol:

pancake
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Kim Kong?

azdaja
Jan 11th, 2006, 12:54 PM
WHY PEOPLE THINK THAT MASHA LENA NASTYA ARE NICKNAMES????????

It's a real names
yes, and i think it is a bit lame to call them stupid. in some languages short forms for names are used more widely than in others and people should accept that as it is.

Maryamator
Jan 11th, 2006, 12:59 PM
i find the following nicknames annoying

masha
nastya
lena
juju
momo
danka

why don't posters just use their actual names lol??
the shorter the name the better

vettipooh
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:09 PM
i thought about that when "Stubbsy" came out. :haha:
:rolls: You made my mornig!!:lol: You just ain't right!!

xr6turbo
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:12 PM
Momola always makes me laugh :lol:

I saw it on here once haha.

groenefeldeffect
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:36 PM
I'm fine.

I called Anna-Lena 'ALG' and Michaella 'Misa'.

Nothing wrong with that?

tennis_sweetie
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Makiri is Maria Kirilenko- comes from her name obviously MAria KIRIlenko

gRaFiC
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:41 PM
my sister and i called jelena dokic 'yegs'.

watrat
Jan 11th, 2006, 02:15 PM
Momo and Juju are the worst nicknames in my opinion. Ewww.

Princess Fiona
Jan 11th, 2006, 03:11 PM
I must confess I'm not always a fan of nicknames. (But then I do have quite grouchy moments sometimes *sigh* ;) )

To me a nickname is quite a personal thing. I wouldn't want anyone to call me by [insert name here] * if I didn't like it/feel comfortable with it. Maybe I am too sensitive, and I can't imagine it being too much of an issue for some people (what can I say... ) but it's the way I feel, y'KNOW... ;)

* if I am to have a nickname, make it a NICE one please!! :D ;)

Corswandt
Jan 11th, 2006, 05:53 PM
:lol:...stupid question but can anyone tell me how Amelie became Momo and Justine, Juju? Is the answer the obvious one? :lol: - I mean from their names themselves? Maures-MO and JU-stine?

I think so. Momo is basically a contraction of Mauresmo (as pronounced in French, i.e. Morehzmo), and Juju is an affectionate version of Justine.

and are they really called those nicknames by their friends and family?

No idea. I hope not.

griffin
Jan 11th, 2006, 07:17 PM
I think so. Momo is basically a contraction of Mauresmo (as pronounced in French, i.e. Morehzmo),

...which supposedly is a common (and affectionate) thing to do to people's names in France - in fact the nickname "Momo" got rolling on the boards years ago after someone quoted an article indicating some in her camp did call her Momo.

No idea if anyone still does, and I'd stop using it in a heartbeat if I heard the name annoyed her (I can't say I care if it annoys other posters :p) , but "Momo" does lend itself to interesting extensions like "Momosapian" and "Momosexual" ;)

andrewC
Jan 11th, 2006, 08:15 PM
juju is the absolute pits of a nickname. Sounds like a retarded 3 year old

MisterMan
Jan 11th, 2006, 08:22 PM
Some of you people act like you KNOW these players when you use these absurd nicknames.
"Go Mikira !" "Win, Bepa!!" juju momo masha stubbsy ? freakin' ridiculous.

i don't care if it IS their real name - NO ONE IN TENNIS USES THEIR REAL NAME SO WHY DO YOU ??? the commentators don't, the scoreboards don't - But you do ???
lmao !!

griffin
Jan 11th, 2006, 08:32 PM
i don't care if it IS their real name - NO ONE IN TENNIS USES THEIR REAL NAME SO WHY DO YOU ???

Because we can?

Nobody said anybody knew anybody, so get over yourself.

Corswandt
Jan 11th, 2006, 10:05 PM
Hm... I can't XD

Cliji-Stehrs?

If you don't pronounce the clij as "kligh" (which is the Flemish pronounciation, I believe), but as "kleege" (the Portuguese pronounciation), I don't need to remind you what word comes to mind.

It's interesting to note that in English the word clyster does exist, and is the direct equivalent of our own clister; but it is very rarely used nowadays.

RayRob
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:52 PM
I must admit, I hate the nick names or derogitory names that people come up with for players, however I have often fell into the trap of shortening their names, quite simply because I'm a lazy typer.

I don't particularly like refering to Lindsay Davenport as "Dav", "Linds" or "Davy", mainly because I don't know her personally - and the same goes for other players. However from time to time I have done it if I'm feeling lazy or am in a rush to finish a post.

Players I don't fully follow, I tend not to shorten their names.

Also, if I've never come across one of the "nick" names or shortened names before, I can't fully understand the post as I don't know who is being talked about. For example, the whole Bepa thing; I only found out in this thread that Bepa is Vera. Unfortunately because I am uneducated in Cirylics (?spelling?) I wouldn't have known that, sometimes by using these different name as a poster, I feel excluded from a post.

Sometimes I think people flipently use these names without thinking that someone may not understand who they are talking about. When I first started to use the tennis message boards about 7 years ago, I can't ever remember anyone using different names for players that weren't their "listed" name on the rankings. For me, it seems to be a thing that's come about in the last couple of years....maybe I'm wrong.

It took me a while to find out or realise who Alyona, Nastya (though now, I think it's pretty obvious) and even Enna was.

Hopefully, I don't sound obnoxious when I say that I find it difficult mainly because I've been bought up to use peoples full names unless either I've met them or know them well enough. I have a collegue at work called Emma and even though in the UK it's common to shorten that name to Em it took me a long time to adjust to calling her that.

Perhaps this makes sense, I don't know :shrug:

-Rache

RayRob
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:57 PM
juju is the absolute pits of a nickname. Sounds like a retarded 3 year old

:lol: Everytime I see the name "JuJu" I just think of SuperNanny from TV saying to a naughty child, "NO! JoJo doesn't like that".......Will Justine ever say to her nieces/nephews, "NO! JuJu doesn't like that!" :rolls:

HAHA, I amuse myself ;) :angel:

-Rache

Hachiko
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:58 PM
Juju.

MisterMan
Jan 12th, 2006, 12:18 AM
Nobody said anybody knew anybody, so get over yourself.

Sorry griffgriff, the Griffmeister, the Griffinator !!!
you go boiiiiiii ! ggggggggggrffy :lol:



p.s. Someone just used the word "Pratty" for Pratt. I vomited in my mouth.

xan
Jan 12th, 2006, 12:20 AM
Juju amd Momo are just French baby-talk nicknames

Just like Mimi, Cloclo, Tata, Fifi...