sounds like an American problem : why bother making an effort... You should move to a place where people think. My name is Antony. I was born and raisd in France. I came to America at the age of 18 to attend high school as senior. Every single student who asked me my name also askedme if I could be called Tony, to which I quickly leanred to flatly answer: NO. Three syllables too much for their bird brains...