Names Are A Function Of Language
which we categorize others relative to ourselves. They are flexible and are established from the outset of a relationship, typically by the person with more status. They are determined by factors such as age, status, and culture.
Proximity of age is inversely related to the respect and formality with which people are addressed. Age also indicates whether first names are used. For example, I might say to my friend of the same age, CiCi Guo, “Are you coming tonight, CiCi?” Nicknames can also…