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    Nicknames and Their Use in Thai Culture

    What’s in a name? Well, in the case of Thai culture, sometimes nothing. Thai people use their nickname on an everyday basis as opposed to their formal name. They often only use the real name for official documents and formal situations. In fact, it is not uncommon to only know a Thai person by their nickname. Furthermore, a nickname may be changed throughout a person’s life. This is due to the name being thought of as a reason for a person’s bad luck. Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate marketing links. When you click a link and make a purchase we receive a commission at no extra cost to you.  …