Friday, May 08, 2009

More Weird Things About Names

I'm getting email in my Gmail inbox for someone else who has the same exact name as me.

That, in and of itself, is not that weird. There are six people on Facebook with my same exact name. That extrapolates to a lot of people out there.

What makes it weird is that the mail is apparently addressed to her Gmail account, but it's ending up in my inbox. It's addressed in the form firstname.lastname@gmail.com while my account is firstnamelastname@gmail.com (no dot between first and last names). The dot between the names shows up in the To: list as well as in all the headers.

Odd.