I have been e-corresponding with a very pleasant woman whose email address at work is dictated rigidly by her company as follows: “initial of first name,email@example.com,” with the name part being a single word.
Unhappily her last name is “Nally” and her first name begins with an “A”–there’s nothing she can do about having all her email come to her anally, either. The company insists that they require that all e-mails comply with the system they’ve devised. (If there were another A. Nally he or she would be “firstname.lastname@example.org”). There’s another guy named “Ward” whose first name also begins with “A”–it’s less jarring to get an email from “email@example.com” but it always gives me a start. I always think I’ve won some fabulous prize or distinction when this guy writes to me.
Can anyone come up with a normal-seeming name that would be even worse than “anally”? It may serve as comfort for this poor afflicted woman.