RE: Help with fake names issue

Subject: RE: Help with fake names issue
From: "Will Husa Documentation Solutions" <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
To: "'Cindy Daoust'" <cynthiadaoust -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 23:06:57 -0500

I never use names like John Doe and Mary Smith. I've always used names that
sound like real people, even if they are taken from science fiction shows
that I like. My clients have never complained. My favorite names include:
John Sheridan, Susan Ivanova and Michael Garibaldi.


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Will Husa
Technical Writer
Will Husa Documentation Solutions
Phone: 708.927.3569
Skype ID: william.husa
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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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