DEAR ABBY: I have been working at my current job for a couple of years. One of my co-workers, who is in another department and who I see a couple of times a week, calls me "Sue." My name is "Joyce."
He has been doing this for some time and I don't know how to correct him without embarrassing him. Any suggestions? -- POLITE IN NEW JERSEY
DEAR POLITE: Try this. Tell him you have changed your name to Joyce -- that others are now using it and you'd appreciate it if he would, too. If he asks you the reason for the name change, say it's because all your life you have felt more like a Joyce than a Sue. (It's true.)