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Murray Spiegel

Articles by Murray Spiegel

The Difficulties with Names

If you have an unusual name because it's rare, ethnic or your parents got creative with its spelling, you're probably used to people butchering it when they address or introduce you. Some people admit it's useful to have an uncommon name, since they use it to screen out telemarketers ("Hello, er, um, Mr. 'Bucket'?" "No, Goodbye!" answers Mr. Buquet).