Coworker who shall remain nameless: I just got off the phone with a guy whose last name is spelled S-E-X-E. Do you know how he pronounces that?
Me: [Blank stare]
CWSRN: Sexy. His name is Michael Sexy. He even said it at least six times. "Hi, this is Michael Sexy." "Send that file to Michael Sexy." "I'm Michael Sexy."
Me: I've been thinking lately that when couples get married, the woman shouldn't necessarily have to choose between taking the man's name or keeping her own. I'm thinking they should decide which name is more interesting and/or least offensive, and they should both take that name instead.
CWSRN: Yeah, I've heard that idea before.
Me: I'm trying to decide, with that guy, which name would be the one to keep.
CWSRN: S-e-x-e. Sexy. That's hilarious.
Me: What if he were a woman, and he decided to hyphenate? What would be the worst name he could have to tack on?
Me: You win.