Oh my….

Many colleges and businesses tend to strip the last name down to 6 characters and add the first and last initial to either the beginning or end to make up an E-mail address.  For example, Mary L. Ferguson mlfergus or fergusml.  They are just now beginning to realize the problems that may happen when you have a large and diverse pool of names to work with. Add to that a large database of company/college Acronyms and you have some very funny addresses – probably not funny to the individual involved, however:

Top Ten Actual E-mail Addresses

  1. Helen Thomas Eatons (Duke University) – eatonsht@dku.edu
  2. Martha Elizabeth Cummins (Fresno University) – cumminme@fu.edu
  3. George David Blowmer (Drop Front Drawers & Cabinets Inc.) – blowmegd@dropdrawers.com
  4. Mary Ellen Dickinson (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) – dickinme@iup.edu
  5. Francis Kevin Kissinger (Las Verdes University) – kissinfk@lvu.edu
  6. Barbara Joan Beeranger (Myplace Home Decorating) – beeranbj@myplace.com
  7. Amanda Sue Pickering (Purdue University) – aspicker@pu.edu
  8. Ida Beatrice Ballinger (Ball State University) – ibballin@bsu.edu
  9. Bradley Thomas Kissering (Brady Electrical, Northern Division, Overton Canada) – btkisser@bendover.com
  10. Isabelle Haydon Adcock (Toys "R" Us) – ihadcock@tru.com