My name is Jason. I go by Jason. You can call me Jay (or, “J”), but hardly anyone does. Rarely I’ve been called Jase.
I don’t really care… call me whatever you want. Most people just call me… Jason.
But what about people with names that are commonly nick-named? William (Bill), Jonathan (Jon, Jonny, etc.), Rebekah (Becky), Penelope (Penny), etc.??
I try and call people by the name they typically go as. When a telemarketer calls me and uses my first name (which is NOT Jason), I immediately know they are not my friend… because no one except telemarketers call me by my first name.
So, I’m sensitive to what I call people. Is it James or Jim? Some people really, really care!
Here’s a trick I recently tried, and it worked! Scroll down and look at the Recommendations. I was reaching out to a James, wondered if it was a Jim, and found that every single Recommendation he had addressed him as James.
Mystery solved, thanks to the Recommendations