[OT] E-mail provider recommendations

Ismail, Rafiq (IT) Rafiq.Ismail at MorganStanley.com
Mon Oct 29 11:51:58 GMT 2007

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> [mailto:london.pm-bounces at london.pm.org] On Behalf Of Jawad Yaqub
> Sent: 29 October 2007 10:37
> To: London.pm Perl M[ou]ngers
> Subject: Re: RE: [OT] E-mail provider recommendations
> alas i think history will judge it as an homage to Google 
> rather than the synthesis of culture heritage for which you hope.

Thanks for the feedback.  I do kind of see something special in the the
Google association grounding our name to a certain era in history;
probably not the best thing to do to our children though.
> also watch out for 'word creep'.
> case in point: Jawad often becomes Juan, or Gerard.

Hmm.. Understood.  I'm known to many in my village as 'Ralph.'  

> Imagine a lifetime of explaining how to pronounce your name, 
> and then having kids make fun of your children for the same 
> reason. It's bad enough if you have a heritage to support, 
> but if your Mum and Dad just made it up? 

Explaining our names is something which we've both given up on.  We were
hoping for something novel and clear, but I suppose that is hard to
achieve with a new name.  Especially one which looks so similar to
> Why not pick a Japanese name, or one from a movie you both love?

Skywalker would be cool, although I'm not sure that she'll buy it.  Or
Wall (however, on seeing my face, this might be interpreted as wa-al.)

Thanks for the feedback.

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