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I wasn't sure where to post this so I'm posting here.
Today I got a Purple Moosage about my name (see below). It said I need to change my name to a real name. But! "Sharon Goodenough" IS my real name. Want me to fax my driver's license? I'm sorry my name doesn't SOUND real, but I assure you I earned it fair and square by being married to my ex-husband! Maybe I should change it to my maiden name "Potter" but will I be accused of a fictitious name (Colonel Potter on MASH? or Harry Potter?) jeez. Maybe I should make one up? I rather like The Scarlet Pimpernel  There are a lot of Goodenoughs out there-look on Facebook or in the Whitepages!!!

So...now what?
The REAL Sharon Goodenough
PS I didn't appreciate my purple moosage starting out with my name in square quotes...

I really enjoy reading permies and love all the great info here. I just earned my Permaculture Design Certificate from Cincinnati Permaculture Institute (Doug Crouch's TreeYo Permaculture).

Here's the message from Permies about my name:
"Hi "Sharon Goodenough",

We are pleased to have you here with us here on permies. We don't have many rules that you need to worry about, but one that we take very seriously regards the use of proper names. Please take a look at our Naming Policy and adjust your display name to match it.

In particular, your display name must sound like a real name, and must not be obviously fictitious. Initials are OK for the first name but not the last.

Please click here to change your display name.

Thanks!
permies Staff."
 
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Speaking as someone with a non-real-sounding real name, I can understand your frustration.  Really!  I can.  It's caused no end of hassle so now I just use my initials for most things.

I had a look into it, and it looks like your last name is real-sounding.  It looks like you got caught in the spam filter.  I've stopped the name change request.  

A big thank you for asking the question in the Tinkering forum.  
 
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Hi R Ranson (your name sounds real to me, actually!)
Thanks for the speedy reply and resolution-I appreciate that

Good thing, or I might have changed it to "Sharon Wheaton"

Actually the hardest thing about my last name is having to spell it for people. They just can't wrap their heads around the fact that it sounds exactly like it is spelled, and when I say "Goodenough" they actually ask how to spell it!

 
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Sharon Goodenough wrote:Hi R Ranson (your name sounds real to me, actually!)



The R stands for something unusual.  Although less unusual than it used to.  I no longer have to spend half an hour convincing a bank manager that my name is real.  But now there are other complications but that's a really long story.  
 
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Ah! Glad it's gotten somewhat easier
I once had a friend change her name from Bonnie to "Helix Fairweather"....I bet she had fun at the bank!
 
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