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Subject:Re: Help with fake names issue From:Cindy Daoust <cynthiadaoust -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- l-3com -dot- com Date:Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:40:32 -0600
Thanks, Joyce. I think you're right.
And thanks, everyone, for your suggestions and support. I've been
fortunate in all of my previous work to have been the person calling
the shots on this sort of thing. But now I'm contracting and was
caught by surprise by this level of scrutiny over such a minor issue.
My first reaction (unspoken) to the list was, "You're kidding, right?"
With much appreciation,
On 3/29/12, Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- l-3com -dot- com <Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- l-3com -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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