Recently I watched a news item on CNN. It showed presidential candidates calling one another by first names. Rudolf Giuliani said “Mitt”. There was a comment that Mitt Romney is Willard Milton Romney. He has dropped Willard from his name. Mitt stands for Milton.
Media should avoid using pet names. Proper names like William, James, Richard should be used and not Bill, Jimmy, Dick. Sometimes people think pet names are names and name their children after them.
Some leaders who should be referred by name:
1) Richard Cheney
2) Anthony Blair
3) William Clinton
4) James Carter
5) Robert Dole