I know you could use 'おなまえ は なん ですか?' to ask somebody's name, however, what polite phrase could you use/listen for when you're unsure of what to call others/others are unsure of what to call you? Is there anything close to:

'What would you like me to call you?' 'What should I call you?' 'What would you like to be called?' etc?

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I came up with:

何て(orと)呼べばいいですか? is more friendly than these.

  • I'm not too good with kanji. The romaji for that last one be 'Nante yobubeba ii desuka' correct? My friend tells me it's 'yobeba', not 'yobubeba'. Why is that?
    – Kitty
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 0:33
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    Your friend is correct. It is read "yobeba". This is because the difference of conjugation term. 呼べ is a conditional term of 呼ぶ. Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 5:22

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