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queenofkale Mon 26-Oct-20 13:55:01

Just after some advice - I run my own business and have lots of back and forth emails with customers on a daily basis -

I have a very simple 5 letter name - which is often shortened and sometimes an extra letter added hmm I really dislike it being shortened- it's happened my whole life and I have always disliked it.

I'm unsure of how to correct people via email - I always reply with my correct name as a sign off. it feels so blunt to reply with I would prefer to be called - but sometimes these relationships are on going and are often 10+ emails going back and forth. I find it so grating - but I'm so bad at dealing with it.

Is it rude to reply with this as the end?

(As an aside I would prefer to be called* proper name*)

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Muddybuddy Mon 26-Oct-20 14:54:41

If running your own business, I would just let it go, as you need to build these relationships. However I appreciate it’s annoying and maybe I’m just not assertive enough

ohdearmymistake Mon 26-Oct-20 15:27:03

I have similar as well it does drive me nuts as I always sign off by my correct name and the reply's will come back with the altered name. I let it go, if they haven't got the clue by then I guess they never will.

Squirrelblanket Mon 26-Oct-20 16:21:04

I hate this too. I do try to address it because like you, it really does bother me. I try to go for cheerfully assertive e.g. 'It's actually Victoria! 😀' (Not my real name.)

However, I'm not sure what I'd do in your situation as it's clients for your business so it's a slightly different dynamic. I think that unfortunately you might need to try and ignore it, unless you can get to a point with them where you know them well enough to address it?

queenofkale Mon 26-Oct-20 16:58:35

I've let it go until now - it's just that one of my clients emailed me back today being really pedantic about some phrasing that had been used 8 emails ago and it really irked me.

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zukiecat Mon 26-Oct-20 19:05:49

I have always hated my name being shortened, so do my two DDs, one of whom only has a four letter name anyway!

I think it's really rude and arrogant for someone to call another person by a shortened name, if Person A doesn't like it, why should I have to be ok with someone calling me Becky (not my name) if my name is Rebecca.

AhoyMeFarties Mon 26-Oct-20 20:15:05

I'd put something like 'thank you for your email blah blah blah, just for the record I prefer to be called by my full name
They should address you by the name you signed off as, their error not yours

ohdearmymistake Tue 27-Oct-20 12:45:48

I remember watching a quiz show and the quite obvious answer Diana P o W the contestant insisted on calling her Diane ??? just why, anyway they refused to accept the answer quite rightly and they lost ha.

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