Nah, I'm about the same age and I'm also 'Albion'.I've been an Albion fan since the club badge changed to a seagull in the late 1970s.
None of my Albion friends refer to us as 'seagulls' or refer to themselves as a 'seagull'. Always been Albion.
Anyway, doesn't matter.
Just woke up wondering. Must be the medication I'm on...