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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You should call yourself Barbie Sue Denim.

    Honestly, how do they *tell* if this is your birth name or not? I suspect at least 25% of the population don't use their birth name. They use an alternative of their first name (like my fater and his father before him.) They go by their middle name (like my friends Chris or Angel.) They got married and changed their name (like...oh, too many people to list.)

    What about people who have a westernised first name like my Brother in law's wife, Grace? They weren't _born_ with that you know.

    What spelling do I have to use? What mapping of kanji to ascii?

    Gah.
    • There's also the fact that it's a ** SOCIAL ** networking website. Had it been a been about professional associations I could have understood. LinkedIn don't have the same restrictions, but I would appreciate why they might want to. Admittedly they make a distinction between first and last name, but that is mostly because western employment uses those two fields. However, the difference between the two is that on LinkedIn you are representing yourself to potential professional contacts. If you choose to use