Jennifer Levy (10/28/2013)
I went to a women's college in the mid-'90s. In my dorm of ~60 women, we had 8 Jennifers, and that seemed to be the ratio across campus. Almost all used the common, non-"cutesy" shortened version of "Jen" so trying to get one's friend's attention in the dining hall would often lead to loads of us turning our heads. I eventually took the other half of the name to avoid the confusion.
I have a friend -- her name is spelled Jenifer. Over the years she has been told she didn't know how to spell her name, data dumped from marketing campaigns with wrong spelling. She hates Jenny.
As for my name -- If you call me James that means you don't know me. Same with Jimmy. My last name is unique enough that if you run into it in the states, I'm nominally related to that person in some form. An ex-GF looked me up years ago by looking in the phone book and found the same last name. She sent a letter to them. They mailed the letter onto my mother who passed it onto me.
But now my my online identity is pretty much jimpen. The people who see it, I hope, think it is a pretty reliable indicator of me making the comment. And I hope I have enough credibility on DBA or SQL topics to be trusted. I just googled "jimpen" DBA
and pretty much came out on the top of the listings.
A little bit of this and a little byte of that can cause bloatware.