All the Thai girls have a short nickname, usually one syllable. This is often one syllable from their real and invariably longer names. It is not always the first syllable. Some girls have nicknames nothing to do with their real names. Eg Lek
(small), Pla (fish), Nok (bird), Kung (prawn)
However these are the girls real names in that these are permanent and are used amongst themselves too. They are not the made up stage names one would typically find in a farang strip club or whatever.
But the girls also need a name to describe you, when they speak about you among each other. If you are a regular Pattaya visitor over a period many will recognize you and the gossip about where you go and who you are going with fly fast in Pattaya.
Even if you are sitting in the bar they need to have a name to stand you out from the crowd, especially if you are a regular customer.
Customers come and customers go so the girls have often problem to remember your real name. Bargirls solve this problem with nicknames that describe you. Eg farang pompui (fat), farang haaland (no hair), farang long-face, farang phoo koo hook (lie),
farang baa (mad).
Do you know your nickname?