Want a good nickname for someone who talks a lot?
Chatterbox, chatty, and gobby are a few of the most popular nicknames.
There are some other words you can use, it depends on whether or not you want to risk offending them!
Nicknames for Someone Who Talks a Lot (From the Nice to The Horrible)
Some of the most popular slang nicknames for someone who talks a lot are:
- Chatty – because they’re always chatting.
- Chatterbox – because they’re always chattering away.
- Gabby – because they’re always gabbling on.
- Gobby – because they’re always gobbling up the conversation.
If you want to risk offending them, you could also call them:
- Blabbermouth – because they’re always blabbing.
- Motormouth – because their mouth is always running.
- Windbags – because they’re always full of hot air.
- Big mouth – because they’ve got a big mouth and they use it a lot!
If you want to be a bit more creative, there are some other words you can use:
- Loquacious – tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
- Verbose – using or expressed in more words than are needed.
- Garrulous – excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
- Wordy – using or expressed in rather too many words.
- Talkative – fond of or given to talking.
- Voluble – (of a person) talking fluently, readily, or incessantly.
But if you really want to give them a nickname that will stick, you’ll have to get creative and come up with something original that suits their individual personality.
For example, I have a friend who is 6’4 and talks a lot. He has the nickname tall-talker, which sounds odd but seems to work for him!
How to Deal with Someone Who Talks a Lot
Jokes about nicknames aside, dealing with someone who talks a lot can be incredibly frustrating.
It can be difficult to get a word in edgewise, and you may feel like they’re always hogging the conversation (because they are).
If you’re finding it hard to get a word in, here are a few tips that may help:
- First of all, try to be assertive and interrupt them politely. This can be tricky, but it’s worth a try.
- Secondly, make sure you keep eye contact and nod your head occasionally to show that you’re still listening, even if you’re not saying anything then pick your times to chip in.
- Try to steer the conversation towards topics that you’re more interested in. This way, you’ll be more likely to get a chance to speak!
- Use little body language cues like touching their arm when you want to speak or putting your hand up, that’ll let them know you want to speak.
Some people are more dominant than others, but at the end of the day if you can’t get a word in you need to spend less time with that person.
It’s not worth your sanity!
Nicknames for Someone Who Talks Fast
If you know someone who talks super fast but not necessarily a lot, some of the nicknames you could give them are:
- Rapid-fire – because they talk at lightning speed.
- Speedy – because they’re always on the go and talking fast.
- Motor-mouth – because their mouth is always moving at 100 miles an hour!
When it comes to nicknames, the sky’s the limit – so get creative and have fun with it!
Is It You Who Talks Too Much?
Here is a tough question to ask yourself, are you someone who talks too much or too quickly?
Do people have trouble getting a word in edgewise when they’re around you?
Do you find yourself always being the one who’s talking, even when you don’t mean to?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s possible that you’re the one who’s been given a nickname like “chatty” or “gabby”!
Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world.
For one, take it in a lighthearted manner if someone does give you a nickname like this. It’s probably not meant to be offensive.
But more importantly, try to be aware of how much you’re talking.
If you find yourself always being the one dominating conversations and interrupting others, try to make a conscious effort to let others speak.
No one wants to be known as the person who talks too much, so it’s worth making an effort to change your ways!
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.