First, a disclaimer: No offence intended or meant to any one or any group.
I have had several close Bengali friends. And yet, it took me a viewing of the movie, The Namesake, to connect “bhaalo naam” (good name) and “daak naam” (nickname). After watching the movie, I discussed with my friend, Rashmi, the concept of “good name.” Promptly she joked – you’ve heard their daak naam’s! They need a good name :)
So, with her help, here is a list of the daak naam’s, nicknames that we have heard of
- Pinku (Pretty normal, but feels a little odd when you address a 50 year old)
I am sure there are many many more…