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I don't know about your real life, but I can't ... that was your real name. Fred (in Castlebar, Co Mayo)

Oh, I fully understand that, but most of the oldtimers know my real first name. There are a few who ... true identity might be harmful to me. Now that I'm known here mainly as Skitt, changing would not be advantageous.

Better to not tell us your original Latvian first name, Alec, or you'll have us really confused!
Charles
Former taxi driver for Silver Spring Cabs, at one time ... allowed to wear a red hat, I should make clear.

So perhaps it was the REAL Vienna after all?

That took me a second or two. Good one.
Charles
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I have had very little luck with some people in getting them to remember my real first name. It is "Alec", but many people, including my direct superiors, never seemed to catch on that it is not the same as "Alex".

These people obviously had taken the trouble to learn about Latvian male names, which invariably end in -s. Knowing you were from Latvia, they could not help hearing the final s. They were really calling you "Alecs".
I have had very little luck with some people in getting them to remember my real first name. It is "Alec", but many people, including my direct superiors, never seemed to catch on that it is not the same as "Alex".

These people obviously had taken the trouble to learn about Latvian male names, which invariably end in -s. Knowing you were from Latvia, they could not help hearing the final s. They were really calling you "Alecs".
I have had very little luck with some people in getting them to remember my real first name. It is "Alec", but many people, including my direct superiors, never seemed to catch on that it is not the same as "Alex".

These people obviously had taken the trouble to learn about Latvian male names, which invariably end in -s. Knowing you were from Latvia, they could not help hearing the final s. They were really calling you "Alecs".
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I have had very little luck with some people in getting them to remember my real first name. It is "Alec", but many people, including my direct superiors, never seemed to catch on that it is not the same as "Alex".

These people obviously had taken the trouble to learn about Latvian male names, which invariably end in -s. Knowing you were from Latvia, they could not help hearing the final s. They were really calling you "Alecs".
I have had very little luck with some people in getting them to remember my real first name. It is "Alec", but many people, including my direct superiors, never seemed to catch on that it is not the same as "Alex".

These people obviously had taken the trouble to learn about Latvian male names, which invariably end in -s. Knowing you were from Latvia, they could not help hearing the final s. They were really calling you "Alecs".
I have had very little luck with some people in getting them to remember my real first name. It is "Alec", but many people, including my direct superiors, never seemed to catch on that it is not the same as "Alex".

These people obviously had taken the trouble to learn about Latvian male names, which invariably end in -s. Knowing you were from Latvia, they could not help hearing the final s. They were really calling you "Alecs".
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I have had very little luck with some people in getting them to remember my real first name. It is "Alec", but many people, including my direct superiors, never seemed to catch on that it is not the same as "Alex".

These people obviously had taken the trouble to learn about Latvian male names, which invariably end in -s. Knowing you were from Latvia, they could not help hearing the final s. They were really calling you "Alecs".
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