RE: Help with fake names issue

Subject: RE: Help with fake names issue
From: "Robert Heizman" <rheizman -at- vjt -dot- com>
To: "Cindy Daoust" <cynthiadaoust -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:14:10 -0400

Why not use a disclaimer at the beginning saying some like, "Names being
used in this training material are fictitious and do not represent any
person living or dead. Any similarity to any person's name is a
coincidence and not done on purpose."

Don't TV shows use a disclaimer like this sometimes?


Bob


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Of Cindy Daoust
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Subject: Help with fake names issue

Friends,

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.

Thanks!
Cin
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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