my name is


my pronouns are


How to use my name

My full name

James Smith
If you're adding me to a list of names, please use this name.

Personal name

This is the name I want to be addressed by during a conversation.

Formal name

Dr Smith
I use this name in formal contexts. For example, a letter addressed to me might start 'Dear Dr Smith'.

On an envelope

Dr James Smith
Please use this name when adding my name to an address in a formal context.
How to use my pronouns
To speak about a person in English, you don't need to know their gender but you do need to know which pronouns to use. This information can't be determined from a person's name or what they look like, so we include it on everyone's page.


James plays board games.

He is a bit competitive.

Maybe you will win a game against him one day.

His board game collection is impressive.

Your collection is a lot smaller than his.

James keeps a journal to remind himself of past gaming victories.

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