I use first initial + last name ,, conflicts I will add a middle initial... This technique can backfire, as it did lately with a user L Over (lover@austine....)... she didn't mind, but we did change it. Bill Clark Austine School for the Deaf -----Original Message----- From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Steve Jarrett Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 1:18 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: account naming conventions What naming conventions do you use for similar or identical login names? Our naming convention is last name and first initial. What do you do when you have John Smith and Jill Smith - smithjo and smithji, or smithj1 and smithj2, or something else? What do you do with two identical names, for example two James Jones? Is there one industry standard or several? Having an identity crisis, Steve Steve Jarrett District Technology Coordinator Mount Mansfield Union School District Chittenden East Supervisory Union (802) 899 - 3711 This e-mail may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If this e-mail contains student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA, please notify the sender. Federal regulations require that you destroy this e-mail without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone.