What Is In Your Phone’s Address Book?
Not ago, a good friend showed me a message that her husband sent her in her mobile. I was pleasantly surprised at what she saved her husband’s name as in the phone—“DEAR DEAR” I was surprised cos this friend is quite a prim & proper lady, and I wouldn’t have thought she would use that name for her husband in the phone. I am not so proper, and my husband’s name is saved as “EDMUND TAY” hahahah! It got me thinking, and triggered a mini survey. WHAT IS IN YOUR PHONE’S ADDRESS BOOK?
Actually, it should be, what ‘name’ do you use for your loved ones in your phone? (and vice versa) I asked 17 Married couples and 14 Attached singles. And what I found was not surprising!
What was funny was the responses from the small group of wives (who saved husband’s names as nicknames)! They were quite surprised that the husbands used boring regular names in the phones!
It was interesting to also find out some theories (defensive ones I must say) from the married couples. The ones that used full names claim that “we are very practical” or “it’s linked to my gmail, so it would look strange if pet names appear on the email address”. hahaha!!
Coming from a married point of view, I must say, the married ones are really more practical. A good quarter of them saved the names with the letter “A” in front, so that the name is first to appear on the contact list. Another 2-3 saved their spouses’ names with “ICE” next to it, to indicate the universal In Case of Emergency code, for obvious reasons.
Well, over to the singles, their pet names were a full range! While I think it is correct to save the person’s name as per what you call them. For example, Mum’s number is saved as MUM, not as her name, so Hamster Bunny should logically be saved as Hamster Bunny. hmmm… just that, no one would know your boyfriend or girlfriend is Hamster Bunny. Yet, why would anyone else comb your phone to get his/her number?
I’m not here to judge. I told those I surveyed that their names would be kept confidential, and undisclosed. It’s just funny how different couples are after marriage! Esp the men!! hahaha….
So what do you save your partner’s name as in your phone?
We saved each other’s contact by our full names. My mum saved my sisters and my contacts as Baby1, Baby2, Baby3. So endearing when we see these names pop up whenever either one of us call her on her mobile.
I use full names, with ICE in front for my hubby (my sister puts hubby for hers). I just want a way for somebody else to reach him in the event of an emergency…then again, but phone is password protected….
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I saved my hubby's name as 我的天使, and internal joke between the 2 of us since dating days… but the topic does trigger a lot of interest.. now I want to know what my husb save my number as!!
Thanks for sharing the insights. very interesting.
I have never thought about this, but it was interesting to see your results. I have always just added people in by their first name – unless I had two of the same first name (common names like Jennifer, Tom, etc).
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I used to have my husband in there as his first name. I think he stole my phone at some point and changed it to "Hubby" and I've been too lazy to change it back. 🙂
I have my husband’s name as ICE – John – husband. ICE stands for “in case [of] emergency” which police officers look for when you’re in a car accident. I also have my dad, stepmom and mother-in-law with ICE before their name and relationship to me.
Everyone else I have some with full name and others just first.
That is pretty funny. Mine is in as his full name with Husband as a note in the contacts.
Actually everyone is in with full names.
I think mine has been Dear for as long as I can remember. 😛 I haven't mustered up enough courage to ask hubby what's mine in his phone, but I suspect it's just…….. Kless. LOL
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So hilarious! We both save our names as “Baby” too! LOL! (And yeah – it HAS gotten a little embarassing when other people are in the same email! HAhaha!)
My husband is also listed as ICE in my phone with his full name – that's probably an American thing, since I see so many others do it as well 🙂
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My husband is listed by his full name, but his ring tone is what is unique; its the theme song from the Clint Eastwood Movie "The Good, Bad and Ugly". 🙂
I loved this post and reading all the comments. What a great survey! Almost 11 years ago when I first met my husband, when we exchanged phone numbers he programmed it in my phone as "Big Daddy" And it has stayed that way ever since. Its funny when he calls and people don't know the story they are like " Who is that Steph??" LOL
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I have my husband's first name as his contact, but I also have him in there as "husband" and "ICE" (in case of emergency)
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hahaha very interesting data!
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We save the nicknames for what we say or text to each other, but our numbers are listed under ICE in our directories.
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I don't do any nicknames. I'm hoping in the event of an emergency whoever uses my phone can just look at my last contacted list
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Unfortunately, I don't have a address book! I remember all of my contacts by hard, especially my family!
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That's hilarious at the single men and the nicknames in their phones. I'm curious to what those would be!
I have my husband's first and last name saved. (My daughter listed me as "womb liberator" in her phone.)
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I have no clue how I'm listed in my husband's phone, but he is listed as TESLA in my phone. His initials are T.E.S. and Tesla is a really bad hair band from when he were in high school! My oldest has me listed as Momma Bear–which I think is cute!