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Why Polish Diminutives/Nicknames are so popular?


David_18 68 | 982
29 Jun 2011 #1
Nowhere in the world is it so popular to have Diminutives/Nicknames like in Poland, but why?

Some names can get a nickname that is so far away from the original name as it can be.

An extreme example must be the diminutive of Alexandra that will be nicknamed into "Ola".

Some examples:

Michal: Misiek, Misieczek.

Barbara: Basia, Basiulka, Basienieczka.

Janina: Janka, Nina, Janeczka.

Katarzyna: Kasia, Kasiulka, Kasiuneczka.

Piotr: Piotrek, Piotrusiek.

And lets not get into the Extreme Petnaming on people like "żabka, córeczka, kotek, ptaszeczek"

WHY????

My family calls me or well called me kogutek untill i got so mad that they didn't dare to call me that again haha, depressing... ;)

Now it's Pericles, i guess i can live with that...

What is your family calling you?
rene
12 Jul 2011 #2
Because Poles like to use cute names :)
Dreamergirl 4 | 276
10 Aug 2016 #3
Merged: Nickname by Polish boyfriend

Hi my polish boyfriend has a nickname for me but it sounds like ralneh what does it mean?
kpc21 1 | 763
11 Aug 2016 #4
1. It's just a name, it has no special meaning.
2. I don't get what a nickname can "ralneh" be. Franek? Which is a diminutive for Franciszek, and that is a Polish equivalent of English Francis.
Dreamergirl 4 | 276
11 Aug 2016 #5
When he says it it sounds like ralneh or ralni
gumishu 11 | 5,017
11 Aug 2016 #6
it sounds like ralneh or ralni

it can be a nickname derived from his family name and not the first name - it is fairly common in Poland - his surname though could not be very popular and it's difficult to extrapolate it from the nickname
Dreamergirl 4 | 276
11 Aug 2016 #7
It sounds like oralni or or-alni and its his nickname for me if that helps?

Anyone know the answer?

Any one know what or-ralni means?
mafketis 21 | 7,463
12 Aug 2016 #8
It means he wants you to stop posting here, boy.
Dreamergirl 4 | 276
12 Aug 2016 #9
I'm no boy I'm a girl who's pregnant with his baby
mafketis 21 | 7,463
12 Aug 2016 #10
I'm a girl

You and Bruce Jenner. He (your fantasy figure) calls you "oralny" (oral [sex]). Do the math.
Dreamergirl 4 | 276
12 Aug 2016 #11
Ur an idiot why would my bf call me that as a nickname?
mafketis 21 | 7,463
12 Aug 2016 #12
Cuz it's _all_ he wants from you, a few moments of mouthy seks. Be happy, there are some banned posters here who couldn't get even that.
Dreamergirl 4 | 276
12 Aug 2016 #13
So it's fine for him to tell everyone our morning habit???? This I did not see coming from a polish guy. He's in major trouble because he's even called me it in front of his friends. Why would you want people to know that

Please stick to the topic
mafketis 21 | 7,463
13 Aug 2016 #14
Why would you want people to know that

know what? you go somewhere far away, where there's no internet connection and think about that good and hard for a long, long, time, a few months, nay years, think about and when you have a good answer and not a moment before you can appear here again.


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