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26 October 2009 @ 12:39 pm
if my last name were Lutz, and if I had children, I would strongly consider avoiding names starting with the letter "K", given that so many email addresses are first-initial+last-name.
Stephen Harrissweh on October 26th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
In my first job we used the method "initial of last name" "initial of first name" "initial of middle name" (or "x"), then a count.

So my initials (sweh) became the user hsw1.

Now we had a Greek lady who had no middle name, her first name began with "e" and her last name "s". So... sex1. I had some trouble explaining to her why I really didn't want to give her that usename!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 26th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Indeed. May I ask what she ended up with as a username?
Stephen Harrissweh on October 26th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Apparently (or so she said) sometimes Greek women take their father's name as a "middle" identifier (in a "daughter of" kind of way) so we used that; sel1