As an aside to the whole Google+ names/nyms/pseudonyms/nicknames/anonymity thing.

As an aside to the whole Google+ names/nyms/pseudonyms/nicknames/anonymity thing... I am reminded of this cautionary post about the nature of 'real names'.
http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/

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  1. My mother goes by her middle name. Never did manage to convince one of her distance-education tutors of that..

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  2. Or my mother, with some 23 middle names. Most of which are matronyms, tracing her matriarchal ancestry.

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  3. I once had an Egyptian colleague in Perth. Half the Australian government departments he dealt with had his family and given names reversed.

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  4. I'm usually only known by my middle name. This was originally because my dad and I have the same first name, and it was either "Adrian" or "Junior". :)

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  5. My girlfriend's name is Arkady Rose. There are some government departments that don't reverse her names. Of those, some don't call her "he".

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  6. David Gerard Sigh. At least governments you expect that sort of thing from.

    Parents, on the other hand, can be evil. I am put in mind of a long-time friend (and fellow nursing student) of my mother's. Nurse Rose Bush. She managed to get over it though, courtesy of a war-time hospital romance.

    She married Doctor Garden.

    Really.

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