Help with fake names issue

Subject: Help with fake names issue
From: Cindy Daoust <cynthiadaoust -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:30:11 -0600


I have been provided with a list of acceptable names to use in a
training project that includes things like "Deadlines, Expects Many,"
"Flare, Shiny Red" and "Paint, Many Colors."

As an alternative, I presented a list of names like "Sarah Bellum,"
"Les Payne," and "Jean Poole" (it's a medical application) and most
people liked it. But there is an objection that if it could possibly
be a name of someone anywhere that it can't be used.

Someone pointed out that if Beyonce can name her daughter "Blue Ivy"
that nothing can be ruled out for a name. But some are still fearful
of consequences.

I feel the users will be distracted by these names.

Any advice on how to argue successfully in case of a better set of
names would be much appreciated.

aka "Glass, Empty Water"

P.S. Back on the list after a few years off in the non-profit sector.
Nice to be back.

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