clearing something up about my name vs my name

so there has, for some reason over the past couple weeks, been an ENORMOUS influx of people commenting using my real name: Dave. all over youtube, facebook, twitter, and tumblr, and i have no clue why, as the only place i ever use it is on PayPal receipts for legality reasons. i am not seeking to hide my name or deny that it is my legal / given name, but it’s not the name i go by.

literally everybody i know that isn’t my family calls me Renard. my significant other, Squeedge, calls me Renard. it’s what i state my name as pretty much everywhere. this is my chosen name. not my legal or given one. the one i choose to go by. it’s like how if somebody has a legal piece of paper saying they’re male, if they state otherwise, then you treat them as such. it’s the polite thing to do. the same thing goes for names.

for the record: being addressed as Dave by people who i’ve never spoken to or am not EXTREMELY close with makes me uneasy. not because you know my name, but because that’s not my name. you didn’t grow up knowing me as that.

so please, call me Renard. or Darius. or any of my aliases. just not Dave. i’m not angry at you for calling me Dave. i’m just telling you that it’s not what i prefer and that i perceive it as a bit rude and very awkward. i guess i kind of understand wanting to be on a “first name basis” or something, but my first name, as far as everybody is concerned, is Renard.

thank you.

  1. theredthreadofdeath reblogged this from the-wiggles-official
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    I thought this was going to be some cool article on space or dancing or something
  3. shadyshiba reblogged this from queenston and added:
    THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS Although honestly with me and my friends it’s pretty much a lost cause trying to keep people...
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    This blew my mind like crazy when I read this. Out of all the four years I’ve been listening to you, Renard, I would...
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    This post is made of gold, and 100% relatable.
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    Reblogging this so people know what I was referring to.
  10. kercaden said: hahah I still call you NSR cause that how I was introduced to you as. Only recently have I started using Renard.
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  12. quicknick said: I don’t understand why people would use your legal name, that just seems rather odd. Unless it is for business or legal things. But hopefully this clears every thing up.
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  15. jaktelan said: Frankly, I find Renard to be much more endearing and suited to your personality than your real name. I understand why they would try to use it to try and be more personal, but it just comes off as artificial and kinda creepy.
  16. rayik-i reblogged this from queenston and added:
    I never said this but to be honest I go by Monkeyman5 or Monkey or some variation of that and only that because I like...