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May 04, 2005

What did you say John?

I had a meeting with a client this morning. I brought one of my consultants, John Bailey, with me. Both of the people that we met with were named John as well, so we had John, John, John and Jonathan (I usually go by Jon). Needless to say, addressing the proper person during the meeting required some finger pointing and other attention getting techniques. An amusing reminder not to give your kids commonplace names, if you can help it.

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Welcome to the club. Growing up as "Chris" isn't much easier, since yelling "Hey, Chris" in a public place will get guys AND girls saying "what?".

I go by my full name too, mainly for purposes of distinction.

Posted by: Christopher Hawkins | May 7, 2005 4:34:19 AM

How about Douche bag? That fits you like a glove.

Posted by: J.Goodyear | May 9, 2005 8:44:00 AM

i go quietly nuts when colleagues who have known me for years send me emails which start with "Hi John!"

it's JON dammit, J-O-N, as in -A-T-H-A-N.

there is nothing more demoralising than people repeatedly mis-spelling your name, except perhaps people forgetting it altogether. i correct them every time but still they do not learn. grrrrrr.

Posted by: JonR | May 9, 2005 8:45:51 AM

Hey Jon, how come no angrycoder updates?

Posted by: Skippy | May 10, 2005 11:32:43 PM

What amazes me is how often I get called Steven. First off, my first name is nothing like Steven....and my last name doesn't have a "t" in it. Infact, no part of my name has a "t" in it.

Posted by: Doug Seven | Jun 2, 2005 2:43:55 PM

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Posted by: Dik | Nov 16, 2005 4:08:10 AM

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