It is not a measure of friendship, but our terms of endearment is calling out using the full name – with the middle name, yes. Is it really not a measure?
Because when you call your friend in such a way – it entails more effort and time – how your vocal chords vibrate more as you speak each syllable in high notes and low notes. When it only takes a few seconds to use the nickname, why take the extra few seconds? Calling me Ann, should be much easier than calling me annpeace.wordpress.com!
Because when you are saying the full name – you are telling the world, “I know my friend too well that I know something as hidden as a mother’s maiden name.” Who else could know that? Then again, who measures friendship? It is unconditional, last time I heard. There’s simply more to it than names. 😉