|Subject:||Re: Why make a name unnecessary long?|
|Author:||Nanaea (Authenticated as Nanaea)|
|Date:||February 24, 2001 at 9:41:31 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: Why make a name unnecessary long? by Daividh|
I'm talking about a county-wide Library System data-base, where at least a middle initial in addition to first and last name is essential for purposes of identification when registering new patrons for library cards. (I know you're probably thinking: "Well, can't you tell who's who from their address?" Not so! New patrons automatically become "new" when they move from one library district to another, even within the same county -- and it sure helps to be able to distinguish between Maria C. Velasquez from another library and Maria R. Velasques who's just come to sign up at your library.
So, you see, some of us appreciate those middle names. :)
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