I have one of those names, like Michael (it's not that) so most people call me by my shortened name, like Mike. Or Fred for Frederick. Deb for Debbie, Sue for Susan, Dick for Richard etc. Some people are very fussy about being called by their real first name. I always figure they have some kind of hang up about their name and sort of look down on them as being snooty. Even though someone ought to be able to be called by his real name if that's what he or she prefers. What do you think?