The coolest name at Microsoft

Isn't a product name.  Oh man, I want a number in my name. My co-workers often call me h2 but M3 invented the coolness. I'd just be an imitator.

(And yes, his name in the address book is M3)

Comments (10)

  1. Shahar Prish says:

    There’s also a K7.

    There are also a slew of people with "." as a first name.

    Coolness incarnate.

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    They appear to be in the India sub. I suppose people who go by one sungular name (you know, like Cher) have to enter both a first and last name into the system and the "." takes the place of the first name.

    Hey, I could be ". h2"…sounds all chemically

  3. wine-oh says:

    Yes but doesnt H2 prompt people calling you H2O or H squared? K2 sounds very Star wars to me and next people will be called R2D2 or C3PO.

  4. wine-oh says:


    Im working on a project at work where all the developers are named Dan. There are 3 of them. I call them Dan Cubed.

  5. HeatherLeigh says:

    wine-oh, not so far. People call each other by their aliases, and I find heath-ham a little awkward. K2 makes me think of skiing. I get HH a lot too. I’m not seriously considering a name change, just to be clear ๐Ÿ™‚ When you have a name that doens’t have an abvioous nickname, I guess pepole improvise.

  6. wine-oh says:

    I know it all to well. Cuz my real name is long people think they can shorten it. I am much happier when they ask first and then I tell them no, versus the people who automatically assume they have the power to call you what they want.

  7. Zero says:

    Actually, having a number in your name could be detrimental.  

    In my case, my first name IS a number (spelled out of course,) which back in the early 70’s my parents thought would be really, really cool in a zen sorta way.  Yep, they were hippies.

    It’s hard to be taken seriously with a number in the name… haven’t used it in years.  ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. HeatherLeigh says:

    That is REALLY your name? Wow! Yeah, I can’t blame you for not using it. Could they have picked a higher number? ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. mrscrooge says:

    There used to be a Samuel or Sam guy whose alias was conveniently enough – ‘samurai’.

    I know of a few other really cool ones but they still exist in the GAL so… ๐Ÿ˜›

  10. HeatherLeigh says:

    Yeah, we don’t want them to get a bunch of unsolicited e-mail ๐Ÿ™‚

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