OXM - What's in a name? Well, that depends on the name. "Edwin Evans-Thirlwell" is a bit rubbish, for instance, a cataclysmically posh pile-up of syllables and provincialisms. Like a man with a gangrenous leg, it cries out for abbreviation. When I was young I used to pretend "EET" stood for "Extreme Extra-Terrestrial" but sadly that trick doesn't seem to wash in the modern workplace. Fold in my middle name, "John", and you've got "idiot" in an Irish accent, or more generously, a lesser-known make of office printer.