How Your Name Can Become a Very Unfortunate E-Mail Address

February 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

Or, Why You Should Think These Things Through From All Angles Before Naming Your Child In Today’s World.

From the article: “Email addresses and usernames are pretty much generated now by schools and workplaces as a standard procedure. It’s usually made up by a combination such as FirstNameInitial LastName@company.com or the first three letters of your first name and the first three letters of your last name @company.com…or…well, you get the picture. For the vast majority, this works out fine. It’s an easy and efficient way to to have standardized emails. For a select few, however, the arrangement of letters turns out to be incredibly unfortunate…and incredibly hilarious for the rest of us.”

Click through to see how well this worked out for some poor schmucks in the real world.

(For the record, the following are the configurations addressed in the article. How well does your name work in all of these configurations? Any awkward results? Do you know of any other configurations in e-mail generating systems which ought to be considered?)

– First initial + entire last name (e.g. Adminta Zoe = azoe)
– First two initials of the first name + entire last name (e.g. Adminta Zoe = adzoe)
– First two initials of the first name + first three initials of the last name (e.g. Adminta Zoe = adzoe)
– Entire last name + first initial of the first name (e.g. Adminta Zoe = zoea)
– Entire last name + first two initials of the first name (e.g. Adminta Zoe = zoead)
– Entire last name + first three initials of the first name (e.g. Adminta Zoe = zoeadm)

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