RE: Help with fake names issue

Subject: RE: Help with fake names issue
From: Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- L-3com -dot- com
To: "Cindy Daoust" <cynthiadaoust -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:51:56 -0400

Has anyone offered a reasonable explanation of why they're afraid of
using "real" names and what the feared consequences might be? Sounds
like a knee-jerk reaction to me.

As long as you include a disclaimer (to satisfy the fearful) that the
names do not represent any real persons, living or dead, I don't see
anything wrong with your suggestions. Sarah Bellum et al are fun and
pertinent without being flat-out stupid.

There are plenty of real issues to consider without muddying the water
with this stuff.

Just my $.02 worth,
Joyce Fetterman
Aka Crazy, Things That Make Me


On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Cindy Daoust
<cynthiadaoust -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> 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.


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