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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 1 month ago

Is it rude if I don't call my co-workers by their name?

Everyone knows my name and they always say, "Hi, (my name)" but I just say hi and don't say their name. When they talk to me or ask me something, they include my name in the sentence. I know all of their names but I don't ever say their name. Would it be rude if I don't call them by their name?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, don't think so. You will use their name when you need them won't you anyway?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not really.  Especially if you come up with amusing nicknames for them.  Try calling your coworkers names such as, Fatty, Stench, Zits, and Tard.  Ask them to call you Einstein.

  • 1 month ago

    Only you know why you do not use your co-workers' names when speaking with them.  There is no right or wrong here, simply your choice.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    i dont think so

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  • 1 month ago

    It would be rude only if you say" Hey you " if you want their attention. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In a way it's a little rude.  By using their name when you address them you are acknowledging them as human beings.  By not saying their names you are non verbally telling them that they are lesser beings and not worthy of your noticing them

  • 1 month ago

    Not necessarily.  It is proper to use their names when initially addressing someone, but not required in response.

  • 1 month ago

    If you don't use their names, then they already know you have some kind of difficulty with normal social behaviour. They might not think you're rude but they certainly think you're odd. Don't be surprised if they're not specially friendly to you.

  • 1 month ago

    Not rude. Just odd.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    No, not really. But don't be surprised if they forget your name.

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