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> I believe that people should be addressed as they choose--within reason (no "Your Majesty").

Well, crap, I might as well tear up the form now!

Lee

-----Original Message-----
From: Charlie
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 8:43 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: OT: My full legal name is now Sai. W00t!

There are people who do not like to be on a first name basis until a deeper relationship has been established.  Informality does not suit everyone.

I believe that people should be addressed as they choose--within reason (no "Your Majesty").

I also believe that being on a first name basis with someone implies a relationship that may not exist.  Does this person then assume that I, too, wish to be addressed by my first name?

In light of this quandary I have decided that I would address a mononymous person as "Sir" or "Ma'am" until a friendship had developed.

Charlie

--- In [log in to unmask], Michael Everson <everson@...> wrote:
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> On 8 Jul 2011, at 02:37, Sai wrote:
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> > Also, I like the fact that it's hard to "mister" me now; that I am pretty much obligatorily on a first-name basis, as it were. The informality suits me.
> 
> 
> Mr Spock... Mr Sai...
> 
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
>