my name is my nickname

psa for the yoi fandom: russian names & how to use them

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I’m going to start by swearing this isn’t me just complaining but a general resource for the Yuri on Ice fandom because I’ve noticed some mistakes in the naming conventions used among the fandom and want to help correct them. Especially in how the fandom treats diminutives. I absolutely love seeing the huge amount of interest in Russian diminutives, etc. in fanart and fics and hopefully this breakdown will help continue that trend and interest and even spur some more ideas in fandom content.

So let’s go through some important details below the cut!

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deku and mob are both plain boys with incredible power and i love them both

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(Here have a silly comic sketch :U)

This is Pebble “No one messes with my krantt or I headbutt them” Ryder-Ama Darav.

Alternatively: Chapter Three of Why Evfra Thinks Ryder Should Watch Her Offspring Better

Bonus:

On a part of all transgender people, I would like to say a few thing:

  1. Just because we’re friends, that doesn’t mean you have any, any, excuse to be transphobic or make transphobic jokes. Just because I like you doesn’t mean you can use me as a free pass for your disgusting jokes. I’m a transgender boy, not an emotionless robot.
  2. Transgender woman and men are more than a fetish. We are more than your fantasy. We are more than your porn preferences. We are not your sick idea of a living kink.
  3. If you’re going to write about trans people, DO YOUR FUCKING RESEARCH!!! Starting T doesn’t mean you are automatically fully biologically male. Dysphoria is fucking awful. People who are meant to support us can just make us a joke. Bullying is real and scary.
  4. Mental illness and being LGBT are not the same thing.
  5. No LGBT person in popular media represent us all. We’re all unique and different, because we’re all fucking human??
  6. No, my name is not a nickname. It is my name. Whether it is my birth name or not is irrelevant.
  7. Teachers, you can be the most supportive and amazing people ever and I’d like to take a second to thank my English teacher for being so supportive.
  8. Stop using us as jokes. Like, I really fucking hate it. Just don’t.
  9. We’re normal! We’re nothing scary, we’re not going to attack you for being cis, and we don’t want anything more than your support and love!
  10. Teach your kids or siblings or parents or whoever these rules. They’re simple, easy, and can make a trans person’s day when you follow them!

Sorry for being so angry. I’m just sick of people calling me a lesbian.

i love lying to cis ppl abt the origin of milo as a “”nickname”” for me.. y’know milo james thatch? from the 2001 disney classic atlantis: the lost empire? the geek w/ the huge glasses who ends up essentially discovering atlantis then falling in love w/ a princess? that’s me (i wear huge ass glasses and am a geek who fell in love w/ a princess)

And now for no particular reason, a list unpopular names that need to be more popular as well as words I think would make great names but aren’t, or at least haven’t been used as names enough for anyone who has them to not get questions about how dorky or pretentious they and their parents are. Bolding the latter to make them easier to spot for anyone looking to add their two cents on whether these deserve to be names or not, or whether you disagree on which genders they would work best with.

Feel free to expand upon this list.

Ace (gender neutral)

Adalira
Adelaide
Adeline (“LINE” not “LYN”)

Aelia

Aelita

Aeolia

Aisha
Alaska (gender neutral, Aly as a female nickname)
Alchemy (female, Aly as a nickname)
Alpha (gender neutral)

Alyeska (female, Aly as a nickname)
Amari
Amarilla
Amery
Amory
Andromeda
Anemone
Anette
Anice

Anila

Anitra
Anona
Aphrodite
Apollo
Aponi
Aqua
Aquamarine
Aquila (female)
Araceli
Arctic (female)
Argent (gender neutral)
Aria
Ariadne
Arizona (gender neutral)
Arlette

Arstelle
Artemis
Artisan (gender neutral, Zan as a nickname)

Asahi
Ash/Ashes (male or female, on their own or as nicknames for Ashley or similar names)
Ashanti
Ashi
Ashia
Ashni
Aster (gender neutral)
Astra
Astraea
Astrid
Astronomy (female)
Athena
Aubrey (gender neutral)
Auburn (gender neutral)
Aura
Aurelia
Aurora
Autumn
Avani
Axis (gender neutral)
Azalea
Azure

Azurine (female)

Bluebell (female)
Bluejay (gender neutral)

Canary
Caster (gender neutral)
Chell(e)/Chelley (pronounced “CH” not “SH” on it’s own or as a nickname for names like Chelsea, Rachel, or Michelle)
Chemistry (female)
Cherry (female)
Cherry-Blossom (female)
Chickadee (female)
Chloe
Cho (gender neutral)
Chrysalis (female)
Cleopatra
Clover
Copper (gender neutral)

Cora
Cosmic (gender neutral)
Cosmos (male)
Cyan (gender neutral first name or as a surname)
Daphne
Deyanira (Nira for short)
Dragon (as a male first name, female nickname, or a surname)
Dragonfly (female first name, Dragon for short)

Eagle (male)
Ebony
Electric (male, Rick as a nickname)
Electricity (female, Tris as a nickname)
Elvi
Ember

Emeleen
Emeline

Emelyn
Emerald
Emery
Eris
Esther
Estrella
Evening (female, Eve for short)
Falcon (male)

Faline
Fauna
Fawn

Fay(e)line

Felicia
Fiery (female)
Fire (gender neutral)
Firebird (female)
Firefly (female)
Forest (gender neutral)
Fox (gender neutral)
Fuchsia
Galaxy (female)
Gemini (gender neutral)
Genevra
Ginger
Hawaii (female)
Hawk (male)
Honey (female)
Hoshi (gender neutral)
Idalia
Imogen
Inanna
Indigo (female)
Indira
Indy/Indie/Indiana (gender neutral)

Ilena

Iria
Iris
Irony (female)
Isis (thanks for ruining it terrorists!)
Ivory
Ivy
Jade
Jasmine

Irina

Ivina

Jericho

Jinora
Jupiter (female, Mila Kunis and Makoto Kino wore it way better than the king of the gods)
Kalani (female)

Kira
Kitsune (as a female first name or surname)
Kokiri/Kiri/Koki (female first name)
Kori
Korra

Laria

Laser (gender neutral on its own or as a nickname for Lazarus)
Lava (female)
Lavender
Laz (as a nickname for Lazarus)

Leia
Leona

Leila

Leora

Levi

Levia

Liberty (female, Libby for short)
Libra (female, Libby for short)
Lightning (gender neutral)
Lilac

Lilybell

Lina
Link
Lion (male)

Lioness (female)

Livia
Lynx (gender neutral)
Lyra
Mace (male)
Madeline (“LINE” not “LYN”)
Magic (female)

Magenta (female)
Mahogany (female)
Margo(t)
Marigold
Marisol

Meadow
Melancholy (female)
Midna
Midnight (female)
Mina
Minerva
Ming
Mint/Minty (female)
Mira

Morning Glory (female)

Mouse (female)
Muse (female)
Music (female)
Mystery (female)

Naava
Naiad (female)
Nasa (female)
Nature (female)
Nebula
Neko (gender neutral)
Nella

Neomia

Neon (gender neutral)
Nessie (female)
Nexus (female, Nex as a nickname)
Night (gender neutral)
Nimbus (gender neutral)
Nina
Nisha

Noir

Noira (female, pronounced “nor”)

Noiranne (female, pronounced “nor”)

Noireen (female, pronounced as either “nwar” or “nor”)

Noirella (female, pronounced “nwar”)

Noirelle(female, pronounced “nwar”)

Noirette(female, pronounced as either “nwar” or “nor”)

Noiria (female, pronounced as either “nwar” or “nor”)

Noirianne (female, pronounced as either “nwar”)

Noirina  (female, pronounced as either “nwar”)

Nora
Nova (female)
Nubia
Nymph (female)
Ocean (female)
Ocelot (gender neutral)
Octave (male)
Octavia

Olympia

Opal

Opaline
Ophelia

Orana

Orchid
Orion

Padme

Pegasus (gender neutral)
Pepper (female)
Peppermint (female)
Persephone
Phoenix (gender neutral, with Nick, Nikki, and Nix as nicknames)
Pixie (female)
Pizazz (female, Zaz/Zazz/Zazzy as nicknames)
Polaris (female)
Poppy
Raav (male)
Raava (female)
Rabbit (gender neutral)
Rav (gender neutral)
Ravee
Ravi (gender neutral)

Ravindira (female, combination of “Rav/Ravi” which means “sun” and “Indira” which means “beauty” to create “Beautiful Sun”
Ravindra (gender neutral)

Rayette
Red (gender neutral)
Redwood (male)
Ree/Ri/Rie (female)

Ren

Reylia

Rock (male)
Rocket (gender neutral)
Rockette
Rouge

Runa

Saber (as a male first name or as a nickname for Sabrina)
Saria
Science (gender neutral)
Scorpion (male)
Scorpius (male)
Seabreeze (female)
Seashell (female)
Secret (female)
Selkie (female)
Seven (female)
Shanti
Shayera
Shiri
Shiva (female)
Siren (female, Ren as a nickname)

Sitara
Snake (male)
Snapdragon (as a female first name or surname)
Snow (female)

Solina
Space (gender neutral)
Spacey (female)
Starla
Starlight (female)

Solina

Soline

Starshine (female first name or surname)
Sterling (male)
Stone (male)
Storm (male)
Stormy (female)
Sugar (female)
Sun (gender neutral)
Sunbeam (female)
Sunflower (female)
Sunshine (female)
Swan (female)
Teal (gender neutral)
Thunder (male)
Tigerlily
Tippi
Topaz (gender neutral first name or surname)
Turquoise (female)
Twilight (female)
V (gender neutral)
Valentine (as a gender neutral first name, it’s already loved as a surname)
Vanilla (female, Nilla as a nickname)
Vee (female)

Venita
Vi (female)

Vina
Violin (female)
Vix (gender neutral)
Vixen
Vixi (female)
Volcano (male)
Vortex (gender neutral)
Wolf (male)
Xan (gender neutral, on its own or as a nickname for Xander or Alexander/Alexandria)
Xander
Xenia
Zaira
Zan (on its own or as a nickname)
Zarzuela (female)
Zee (gender neutral)
Zelda
Zero (gender neutral)
Zeta (female)
Zeus

Zo-Anne/ZoAnne/Zoanne
Zuko

Apparently I really like names that start with “A”.

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Here’s Avi, Enosh’s boyfriend!!!! (their relationship is secret but they always get walked on LMAO)
he’s a pretty boy and the son of the village’s rabbi but doesn’t care about his responsibilities, he just wants to play n nap all day long……..

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I make Steve’s (and Bucky’s, but mostly Steve’s) shoulders ridiculously big, but I think I like how it looks in this style, so. Also, thin waists. Ridiculous, I tells ye.

I didn’t want to make Tony too smol compared to the supersoldiers, but I think I didn’t succeed very well.

[Ficlet] Nicknames
Pairing: Dazai/Atsushi


“A what?” Atsushi slowly lowered the cup he’d brought to his lips.

Nickname, Atsushi-kun! Nicknames!” Dazai said, happily clapping his hands together and looking at Atsushi with an expectant gleam in his eyes.

“Ah,” Atsushi put down his coffee and picked up his pen again. Hopefully Dazai would leave it alone should he pretend to be busy with this report – which he was – but Dazai only leaned down further, practically hanging over Atsushi where he sat by his desk, innocently performing his duties at the Agency.

“Well, Atsushi-kun? Well?” Dazai pressed on, his tone of voice could only be described as giddy.

Atsushi’s shoulders lowered as he sighed and looked up at the other man. “Honestly, Dazai-san, I don’t really see any need for us to have nicknames for each other.”

Dazai made a sound, sounding vaguely offended, and dramatically put his hand over his heart.

“Atsushi-kun! I’m hurt! A nickname is an important pillar of any relationship!” Here he grabbed Atsushi’s hands to hold them against his chest instead, Atsushi still holding his pen in a loose grip. “Especially since I can’t make you stop with the honorific, these things are super important!”

Atsushi blinked owlishly, for the moment swayed by Dazai’s – dubiously authentic – performance while being relieved they were alone at the office at the same time.

“They are?”

Dazai nodded, encouraged by Atsushi considering the idea he grabbed a chair and sat down, leaning his elbows on the desk while still holding the other’s hands.

“Yes! We’ve been dating for – ah, three months now-“ Dazai stopped and smiled softly at him, Atsushi gave a small smile back, “- and I think we need to take this a step further.”

F-Further? You mean-?”

“Yes, nicknames! So, I’ll go first.”

“Dazai-san, I’m not sure this is necessary-“

“Kitten.”

Atsushi blinked, then frowned. “What?”

“Darling, honey, cutie pie,” Dazai kept listing names. Atsushi could feel a headache coming. He dragged his hand over his eyes and groaned.

“You’re not making any sense.”

Hmm,” Dazai made that offended noise again and Atsushi felt him taking his other hand – maybe to once again bring it to his chest and proclaim about the foundations of a functioning relationship. Atsushi peeked through his fingers and watched as Dazai elegantly held Atsushi’s hand in front of his own lips. He blew warm air over the skin, and something inside of Atsushi’s stomach fluttered.

Dazai dragged his lower lip over Atsushi’s fingers and then met his eyes. They seemed deep and warm in the sharp light of the afternoon sun.

“Sweetheart.”

The butterflies in Atsushi’s stomach turner sharper, he might’ve made a sound because Dazai’s gentle smile crooked; became smug. He leaned closer, close enough for Atsushi to catch the faint fragrance of tea and cologne over the beating of his heart that’d escalated quickly.

“Umm…”

“You like that?” Dazai’s voice sounded smooth despite his smile, his eyes twinkled. “Sweetheart?”

A furious blush stretched against his cheeks, Atsushi could feel it. The more it grew the bigger the grin on Dazai’s face widened, and Atsushi felt a strange feeling of losing – what he didn’t know, only that it frustrated him. He tried for a response but could only sputter helplessly.

Dazai chuckled and released his hand. “So that’s it, huh?” He said victoriously.

Atsushi jerked his head up and took hold of Dazai’s hands in a poor imitation of Dazai’s earlier actions. Heart in his mouth Atsushi said with a slightly squeaky but serious voice:

“My love.”

Dazai froze. He looked from their intertwined hands up to Atsushi’s determined face. Unblinking, he opened his mouth, then closed it.

“Well,” Dazai rasped and tried clearing his throat, “that’s it then.”

He got up, strange expression on his face, and then walked towards the exit.

“Dazai? Where are you going?” Kunikida met him in the door, looking up from his bunt of papers at Dazai’s retreating back.

“Oh, nothing. Just going to question the meaning of life!” Dazai answered, his laughter stiff.

What?” Kunikida yelled after him. He turned his head and stared hard at Atsushi. “What happened!?”

Then he stopped and, stupefied, looked down at his papers, “and why am I even acting surprised?

Atsushi groaned and hit his head on the desk.

My dear lgbt+ kids, 

Something that can be helpful when you’re on your journey to find the perfect name for yourself is to do a “Name test run”. 

Write down some sentences that you or others would say and fill in the name you want to test. Put the list away for a while and then read it again a bit later. 

If possible, try to read them out aloud (if you don’t want anyone to hear, choose a time you’re alone at home). 

Why put it away for a while? Because doing so will distance you a bit from it. You might feel very enthusiastic about the name while writing it down and, after not thinking about it for a while, realize that it’s actually not that great. 

Here are some example sentences: 

- Sentences you would say 

“Hello, my name is (name) and I’m (xx) years old.” 

“You’ve reached the voicemail of (name). Please leave a message and I’ll return your call as soon as possible.” 

“Write back soon! With all my love, your friend (name)” 

“My name is (name) but my friends call me (nickname).” 

- Sentences others would say: 

“(Name), I love you.” 

“I’m sorry, (name) isn’t here right now.” 

“(Name), your child forgot to turn in their homework again.” 

“Hey, (name), how are you?” 

“Would passenger (name) please see the nearest ticket agent?” 

Of course you can customize those sentences to reflect your current life situation but don’t be afraid to include sentences you wouldn’t hear now but might in the future. Don’t be afraid to simply play around a little and try to have fun with it! 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

You know the thing in Newsies fics where they call each other by their first name because they’re either serious or madly in love? yeah that’s really good

I know I always say my favourite character is Alix, but the truth is my actual ACTUAL SECRET FAVOURITE CHARACTER has no name, about 0.1 seconds screentime, and is probably long dead

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy i love petscop have a picture of Toneth lmao