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RE: People's names

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 11:59:08 +0900
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To: "Debbie Garside" <debbie@ictmarketing.co.uk>, "'Mark Davis'" <mark.davis@icu-project.org>, "'Misha Wolf'" <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
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At 23:28 06/02/26, Debbie Garside wrote:

 >Surely everyone knows that in designing this type of DB you break it down to
 >the smallest components and that way you can "stitch" it together anyway you
 >want...
 >
 >Always include (at least):
 >
 >[Title]
 >[Initial]
 >[Name]
 >[Surname]

Well, that's what many do, but it doesn't actually work.

Some people prefer to have a nickname on the nametag (because that's what
other people call them), but a fuller given name for correspondence.
In some places, the first name is the most important part for a name
tag (there are even conferences where only the given name appears on
the name tag), while people from other cultures may feel rather strange
having their given name used in a public setting. Most people wouldn't
need a title on their name tag, but some do. Some titles are more
appropriate for a name tag, other more for correspondence. Some titles
go before the name, others after. And so on.

Regards,    Martin. 
Received on Monday, 27 February 2006 08:16:44 GMT

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