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 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 🙂 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.  🙂

  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? 🙂

  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… 😛

  10. HeatherLeigh says:

    Yeah, we don’t want them to get a bunch of unsolicited e-mail 🙂