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So what's in a name like John McCormack anyway.

So what's in a name like John McCormack anyway?

Whats in a name like mcCormack anywayOver the past 50+ years I have enjoyed the same name, yes the same one my parents decided to crown me with although from what I understand it took a few days after delivery to come up with such a unique name like “John”.  I like my name just fine and have no plans on changing it although my wife does call me Mac and my AR friends call me Q.  John is not often misspelled although I have seen is spelled J.O.N maybe for those that didn't fare so well in spelling, just kidding.

It’s the last name McCormack that gets botched most often.  The most common spelling variation is McCormick that is with an “i” not the “a” on the end.  These two variations come from either having an Irish background being the McCormack or a Scottish background being the McCormick. I have seen many other contorted spellings as well including Mcormick, McComack, Mckormick, McKormack and others.

While none of this really adds up to a hill of beans  it sure can make a huge difference when someone is conducting a Google or online search.  For example if someone were to Google John McCormack Albuquerque or John McCormack Realtor  the return results will ring out like a high paying slot machine, but if someone Googles John McCormick Albuquerque the results will be far different and not nearly as much about yours truly, there is however a local Doctor by that name..I bet he is an awesome Doctor too! :>)  

So what's in a name like John McCormack anyway?  If you are promoting yourself as most of us do then getting the name correct is very important.  While writing this blog and researching the names I did find it quite interesting that Google is actually smart enough to recognize many of the misspellings and directed that search to me..I love Google.  Now If I can just get everyone to spell Albuquerque correctly.  Sigh.....

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Comment balloon 72 commentsJohn McCormack, CRS • June 01 2012 10:02AM


Funny post. A name is something to be proud of and one you did a great job explaining. Its your areas of hurdles that make your post the funniest though and that ended with Albuquerque spelling

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) about 8 years ago

John:  I had a manager tell me 15 or so years ago not to change my name if I got divorced.  In sales and self promotion it's very hard to survive after a name change!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) about 8 years ago
Oh come on Q! That is asking way too much!! I can spell McCormack. And that's way more important than being able to spell the "A" word. ;)
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 8 years ago

Hey John,

After 30 years of living, I found that my first name is actually spelled Jordon, not the Jordan most people are accustomed to.  I immediately started using Jordon, and I like the distinction.  If you do a search for Jordon, there are not a whole of results - less than a thousand at last check.  Google will ask the searching party is they meant Jordan in their search, so I don't get too lost in the shuffle.

Great post and thank you.  Best of success to you this year!

Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) about 8 years ago

John... now try my name... hmmmm not an easy one.. neither of mine are easy.. and before i got married.. oh.. that is another story altogether. Great story though.. fun post

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 8 years ago

Hey, John ~

You're 'preaching to the choir' on this one, my friend.  Do you have any idea how many different ways there are to spell "Carie?"  I'm always amazed when I get a new one ... I'm sure you're amazed when you get a new, unique spelling for McCormack too :)

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) about 8 years ago

very entertaining post John, why do they call you Q?  Evne though I used to live near Albuquerque I still need to look it up before I spell it.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 8 years ago

Very interesting John!   So you're of an Irish background then?  Suprisingly, there is another DeeDee Riley and she is also a Realtor.  She is a blonde though and lives in the eastern part of the country! 

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) about 8 years ago

I admit, I have to scroll up to make sure I spell Albuquerque. (I would have name it something different)  :)

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) about 8 years ago

Hey John McCormack --- I'm certain that your consistency in blogging and in real estate continues to give you the oh-so-important presence on google and other sites that keeps the public coming your way in spite of any mis-spellings.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 8 years ago

Just for fun I Googled "John McCormack Albuquerque" you occupied every place on the first 3 pages! Have a great day Q :-)

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) about 8 years ago

John - I can relate.  There are many variations on Debbie too and my last name is often misspelled as Gardner.

You should try some misspelling in the alt text of your pictures.  That way google will read it but your clients won't.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 8 years ago

Fun post Q Man, but you make an excellent point.  Why does that not surprise me?  This reminds of Liza with a "z" not Lisa with an "s".

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 8 years ago

John or is it Jon?  so what is it Irish or Scottish..inquiring minds want to know???

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 8 years ago

John, with a name like Wayne Martin. I am but one of many! enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 8 years ago

We are working with a seller with your name and he spells it exactly the same. Sometimes when Larry is discussing our seller, I think he's talking about you and say "what does that have to do with Albuquerque"...HA, HA!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 8 years ago

I was suppose to be Eric John - my grandfather is JOhn and my son's middle name is John. I love that name! Oh and I had a client in Albuquerque for a while and everytime I wrote that place I would sound it out funny in my mind - AL - bu - Queer - KAy and it helped to spell it. HA

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) about 8 years ago

Good morning John. I never thought about this, but I am sure you are right. So....Q man I'm glad to read your take. Have a great day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 8 years ago

Q... (we are friends, aren't we?)

My name Weisser is often spelled with one "S." like the favorite beverage of millions of beer drinkers! And it DOES matter in a Google search.


Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 8 years ago

So my friend, you are of Irish background-no kilts in your closet!!! Did I tell you my son Marcus is called MAC because those are his initials -some even call him Big MAC!!! 

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) about 8 years ago

It might pay to purchase URLs for the common misspellings of our names.

In my case, many search for Kelly while my name is actually Kelley.  In the 1800's, the family name was O'Kelley.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 8 years ago

LOL!  Albuquerque.  How's that John?  :)                                                                                                                        

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) about 8 years ago

john...what a fun post.  have a wonderful day in the q.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) about 8 years ago

Hi Jon. . . I mean John! With a last name like Grbich I am happy to hear that Google can still find me when mispelled. Have a great weekend.

Posted by David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484 (Realty One Group - about 8 years ago

For the life of me I can never remember how to spell Albuquerque - but McCormack - that's now second nature. (Incidently, the spell check always corrects my A word) Lol. Have a happy weekend Q-man. ;) 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 8 years ago

The name Martha Brown is not hard to mispell although I do have a lot of people call me Margaret. The challenge comes from the thousands of other Martha Browns out there and it amazes me how many of them are Realtors. LOL.

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) about 8 years ago

I'ld rather be an "ack" than an "ick" anytime, John. Have you looked at my last name? It's Weidman which is pronounced with a long I like wide -man. Do you know that no-one ever calls us that. They call us Weedman. and they spell it Wiedman, or Weedman. So stop complaining :)

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 8 years ago

John, I understand completely about the name butchering. My husband's last name is Wickham so that is why we both decided to keep Reynolds for my last name. When we go places together I get to hear all the variations of it; Witcum, Whitcomb, Witchum, Withcomb and the list goes on and on. When he tells someone how to spell it he says Wick like a candle and Ham like a hog. They seem to get that right away.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 8 years ago

Hi David,  Ya know I still have to do this Chant things to spell Albuqueruqe..hey it works..usually.

Jane, you poor gals really go through the wringer with those name changes..Its hard enough to trying to find a place of recognition with just one name over a liftetime.

Hey Joni,  I know, I know but I had to rant anyway.  I see you have acclimated well to the Q however cause that A word is a pesky one.

Hi Jordan...I mean Jordon.  I think I too would normally spell it with an "a" but the "o" give it that difference that sets you apart.  Nobody wantst to get lost in the shuffle.

Janis,  Yep you have a tough one for sure..not only how you spell it but how you say it.  I should quit my fussin!

Hey Carie,  I suppose I am preaching to the choir.  Carie really does have so many variations plus it can be a guys name too.  I have a buddy named Kerry. 

Bob, They call me the Q or Q-Man cause I from the Q!  Long story but it stuck..Here is post on it...."Whats this "Q" all about?

Hey DeeDee,  Yep Irish background somewhere back there in the dark ages, got a little Apache as well. What a mix ehh!  A blonde DeeDee?  Just does not right and a Realtor.  There is a Johnathan McCormick that has a property managment firm here.  That gets interesting at time.


Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) about 8 years ago

John,  We can't forget the "A".  Hey maybe if you and Debbie wanted to move to Denver, you wouldn't have to worry about people spelling Albuquerque correctly.  Its always a 50/50 shot for me as to whether or not I spell it correctly, that's why I love the way you have shortened it to "Q".

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) about 8 years ago

A rose by any other name..would it be as sweet?

A rose is a rose is a rose.

You can call me anything, just don't call me late for dinner.

Posted by Erv Fleishman, Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates (Realty Associates) about 8 years ago

John - I'll be the first to admit, I miss spell Albuquerque wrong every time.  Thankfully I have spell check!  In my website SEO terms admin area I've added the wrong spelling for some common words for our area and company, perhaps you should add the other spelling of your name there too?  I'm sure they'd like to work with you too even if they get the spelling wrong!  : )

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) about 8 years ago


You are so correct with the importance of spelling. My web site use to be The problem, no one could spell it. My current web guy got me to change to and it helped. I still retain the name name and use this as my moniker. 

If you get a chance, take a peak at my new web site design and let me know what you think. Will be live in a couple of days. Right now the IDX stuff isn't working.

cheers cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) about 8 years ago

Hi John...McCormack is easy..but some may have more trouble with Albuquerque.  Heck my married name, Gaujot really gets botched.  When I got married, people at work beggedd me not to change my maiden name...Vasvary.  They just got used to pronouciating and spelling the would take them forever to learn Gaujot.  So I never changed my name :)

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 8 years ago

Busted!! Never a problem with your name John, but Albuquerque always gives us grief, that's why you are John from the Q or Q-man!  We would have thought your name was often mispelled as MACCormack.  The little saying that goes with our name crest means 'over fork over'??? LOL! You should check out yours!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Hi John -- here is what is says (in part) about your last name from my book, The Surnames of Ireland by Edward MacLysaght:

"MacCormack, MacCormick -- formed from the forename Cormac.  This name is numerous throughout all the provinces, the spelling MacCormick being more usual in Ulster, Northern Ireland. The only recognized sept (clan) of the name was of the Fermanagh-Longford area.  Many of the MacCormack families of Ulster, Northern Ireland, are of Scottish origin, being a branch of the clan Buchanan-MacCormick of MacLaine."

So, you have some genealogy work to do!!  That is, in your spare time LOL :-)

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) about 8 years ago

John, very interesting information..... Remember the old TV Show, "To Tell The Truth?" At the end they would say: . . . and now, will the real John McCormack stand up? I think you introduced us to him today!

Posted by David Burrows, No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate (Classic Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi John, quite a spelling lesson, reading thru the posts. So I will give you mine ,



                                        DUROCHER    LIKE IN LEO DUROCHER



I like to be asked that question all the time. Great way to start a conversation.

What question ,people are saying ?  Refer to your baseball book.  Have a great day.

Posted by Irene Durocher, (Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT) about 8 years ago

~ John what a great message, I do believe we must let consumers & associates know our name. I feel if you don't tell them, they can't ever recognize it! 

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) about 8 years ago

Good afternoon John.

You can use other related key words for people to find you.

I think you knew that...

Have a great weekend.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) about 8 years ago

HA HA HA.... great post Q! Growing up I dreaded the first day of school. They always mutilated my name and the class got a good laugh. I still get invited to all kinds of women's organizations. Yet, as the internet came on and Google implemented its search engine I was liking my name a whole lot more!


Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) about 8 years ago

I quite calling you Q because I thought it was only for Albuquerque.  And, yes I can spell that, too.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) about 8 years ago

Q man,

I really like your sense of humor and this blog. I will suggest it. Albuquerque is a tough one to deal with. I can only imagine all the misspellings of Albuquerque. Thank the Lord mine is as easy as it gets with Katy.

Take care my friend and have a great weekend.. I personally like nicknames and virtually evryone in our famly has at least one if not several nicknames.. Q man is a good one!

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 8 years ago

John - I understand the misspelled name syndrome....most spell Gwynn like Gwen.  I have to explain my name doesn't come from Gwendolyn but plain ordinary Gwynn.

So is this the right spelling for your fair city?  Al Burr Kirk Key.....looks like two guys added their names together to form the city!

Posted by Gwynn Carpenter, : Broker, Home & Hearth Realty (512)467-6191 (Gwynn Teal Carpenter-Broker: Home and Hearth Realty (Austin)) about 8 years ago

John- I have a high school friend and her last name is McCormick, I can see people getting the I and the A mixed up. When I first started reading I thought your post might be going towards wrong info being placed on your credit report. Glad that wasn't the case!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) about 8 years ago

Hey Q, my maiden name was Winkler, Fonzie jokes got old real fast.

Now, people love to say Gas-ton, as in the character from Beauty and the Beast. Its not that romantic, my in-laws are French Canadian, but they Americanized the name, Gastin!

Posted by Kim Gaston, Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987 (RE/MAX Advantage Realty) about 8 years ago

John try having the last name Godzyk. Most think there is a ski in there... very nice blog to end this busy Friday. Have a Great Friday

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 8 years ago

It's because of you that I now can spell Albuquerque correctly. Thanks for doing something my elementary school teachers couldn't do. Now I may be guilty of having misspelled your last when we first met, and for that I apologize and have to blame it on my elementary school teachers. You see they dropped the ball during those formative years.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 8 years ago

Hey Tom,  At least you bother to scroll up to find the spelling.  I have Albuquerque plastered just about everywhere. 

Michael,  Indeed consistency is king for sure.  It seems regardless of the misspellings I get found.

Hey Nancy,  Isn't the cool.  Too bad I don't command the same attention with Albuquerque Homes For Sale..Although I'm there too.

Deby I mean Debbie.  What a great idea, modifying the photos with misspellings.  I will give that a whirl..

Roger,  Yep, there is always a spin.

Ginny.. It's Irish.. ever here of the Irish Tenor John McCormack.  He gets the Google love for the stand alone name.

Wayne,  I suppose it could be Martin Wayne and still be plentiful.

L&S,  Well be sure to say hello to Mr. John McCormack, I hope he is a great guy!

Hey Tammy,   I still have a little chant I use when I find myself stumbling, my wife chants hers outloud..Grrrr!  LOL  Oh, and I think you make a much better Tammy. :>)

Sheila,  I think I ran out of bog topics..So you get what ya got!

Richard,  Yep were friends and yes you get to call me Q.  So why don't you just change your first name to Bud..think of the juice riding on the back of that brand.  Well maybe not!

Ahh but Lassie Joanna,  Yes Kilts are a plenty in my wardrobe along with my bagpipes..NOT!   My dear bride does call be Big Mac or just Mac.   Rarely does she call me John..It's a long story..  I like Marcus already..great name either way.

Roy,  Have thought about many URLs should one person keep anyway.  A fella could go broke buying and maintaining those things..

Jared.  Bingo Bro!  You get an A!

Thanks Anita..I get off topic time to time as ya know.

Hey David.  No doubt Grbich is unusual but that helps you stand apart and get found and recognized.

Debb.  Ya know whats funny my spell check with try and change McCormack to McCormick every time.  I think cause of the spice brand or something.  My chant to spell Albuquerque is a bit like an army drill Sargent.  yeah its nutty!

Hi Margaret..:>)  Why is all these folks with our names want to be Realtors?

Hey Toni,  No I care not to be an "ICK"  Yikes!  Hey Toni ya got an Weed Man?  :@)  Ok, Ok, no more complaining.

Debbie.  I like the Wick and Ham explanation, that should stick in their brains for sure.  I tell folks I am not an Heir to the McCormick spice empire anymore they swapped out the i for a and told me to hit the road.

Belinda,  Denver is a bit easier to spell for sure.  I mean who uses Q's and U's very much anyway.

Erv. Now with a name like Erv I doubt you ever get called late to dinner.

Hey Laura,  I think I need to investigate the misspelling name idea for SEO..I mean why not.  It obviously happens all the time.  I hear the Porn industry does it all the time..not that I would know.

Curtis,  I would think the would be a tough one as is I mean that still have to spell it correctly.  I guess that is why the majority of my business is local folks..they know how to spell it.. I will check out your site and email you.

Rebecca,  That is two very unusual last names you have used.  Gaujot sounds French to me and elegant...kinda cool.

Al and Peggy,  Yep MacCormack is seen often as well..good catch.  I think the Moto of the McCormack name is without fear..

Hi Maureen,  How cool is that and how is it you have such a great book about names?  MacLaine was my great grandmothers "paternal" name so some association there.  I have never explore genealogy but Im sure a loft project.

Hi David,  And so I just stood up!  Any winnings?

Hi Irene,  Durocher is an interesting name with some baseball heritage.

Hi Alexandra.  No doubt those that are incredibly focused on promoting and protecting the brand would be well advised to do just that.  I may need to dabble in this area a bit.

Jon,  I hope you didn't think I was poking to much fun at you about the spelling of Jon vs John.  But I had to take a stab none the less.   It is certainly our job to let folks know our name and how to spell it.  We have business cards right.

Joshua,  Oh yes lots of key words in place to get my brand found.  My name is not really my brand although Google gives me glory for it.  Albuquerque Homes Realty and is my brand. I just run the place. :>)

LOL at Rene.  I like the distinction of your name and I know Google does to.  Woman buy houses and close transactions every day right. 

Ron,  You can still call me Q.  It works and I don't mind it at all.  John, Mac, Q I answer to them all.  I guess that makes me easy.LOL

Bob,  My wife is the Queen of nick names and she can come up with some doozies.  She pinned me with Mac which I like since my grandfather was called Mac.  Q comes from all my good folks here in AR..I like that too.  John is my family and business name.  Wow I am getting confused..I think I am having Identity issues. LOL

LOL at Gwendolyn..Very funny and your spin on Al Burr Kirk Key is awesome..That has to be a first.  I can just see a young child taking a spelling test and offering this version.  Thanks Gwynn!

Hi Amanda.  By the way I have a sister with same name.  We call her Mandy well we used to..:>)  I have had those credit issues before but all clear now.  If anyone can screw up a name and SS# it's credit agencies.

Hi Kim,  Hey Fonzie was the Bomb! With a name like Winkler how could you go wrong.  Gaston is cool reminds me of the Wizard in Lord of the Rings. 

Hey Scott,   What do ya mean no SKI?  I didn't figure.  Enjoy the weekend..Homes to show for this kid.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) about 8 years ago

John: Indeed, women buy houses! I forgot to mention, I accept many of those invitations! :O) 

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) about 8 years ago

John, I, for one, am putting in a nominatio for changing the name of Albuquerque - it's just too crazy, LOL.

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 8 years ago

Fun post to read and a lot of funny comments as well! I agree with Juli, how about ALBQ? :-)

Posted by Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate, Certified Residential Specialist (ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES about 8 years ago

I love Google and Barbra Streisand sure messed up the correct spelling of Barbara!  LOL

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) about 8 years ago

John, also I might add that correctly spelling someone's name in a letter or email is high respect and courtesy and we should endeavor to do that. Even USING their name in speech makes them better feel that we care.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 8 years ago

I've been thinking about this lately....the idea that my name could be tough to find. I have a "middle" name on somethings but do not use it in daily life. I've been thinking about a corny slogan of some kind, and have a post in the works on this very subject. Interesting.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 8 years ago

I'm so glad mine is easy to remember, and I recently changed my primary domain name to match my name, so that's important.  But for some reason a lot of people call me "Richard" ... and its been like that my whole life, and I have no idea why.

My brother used to outside Albuquerque, and I could never remember how to spell it correctly.  I always had to look it up.

Posted by Raymond Denton, Veteran Friendly Realtor® (Homesmart / Evergreen Realty) about 8 years ago

I think the popular spice brand might be your nemesis.  You may want to speak to them about changing :)

Posted by Jana Holmstrup (Jana Holmstrup - CCO - Kings Mortgage Services, Inc.) about 8 years ago

And now that you have slyly pushed all the possible spellings into one post they will find you.  You should make up a little rhyme or something with all the spellings and tag it onto things occasionally.  

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Great Blog John!  Of course mine is so easy that it could never be mispelled.  However, my full name is Jan.  Most of the time extra letters get tacked on. 

When searching for your name, Google will remember you on your own computer.  Try this at the office and see what happens.  When I search RE/MAX Arizona, I'm front page on my computer, but not at the office.  Made me feel like a dunce when I told my broker I was on the front page of Google. Geez!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) about 8 years ago

My simple name has several variations which gives me trouble sometimes when someone tries to find me onlin or email me. I am Alan however there is Allan, Alen and Allen. I wonder if my parents some how knew I would be such a poor speller that they internally gave me a name that I had four chances of spelling correctly.

Posted by Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega (Chestatee Real Estate) about 8 years ago

It's funny you should mention the Albuquerque spelling. I have to look at every single time to make sure I spelled it correctly.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) about 8 years ago

John - I"ve gotten so used to my name being misspelled that I don't notice it much most of the time.

I'm Marte, Marta, Martha, and Marty. But the one I saw on an envelope that puzzled me was Mort. I think that one also called me Mister.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) about 8 years ago

Very interesting perspective and another issue that I'll explore because of your post.

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi John, very clever post and way to push your name up in the SEO searches. lol

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) about 8 years ago


I thought that with a first name of "Evelyn" that I would be the only one.  Even though Kennedy is more common, there couldn't be other Evelyn Kennedys.  Wrong.  Google alerts is always alerting me to the fact that Evelyn Kennedy was mentioned here or there, most commonly through funeral announcements.   Its a small world after.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) about 8 years ago

Hi John,

From a fellow McCormack, a most enjoyable read!

I live in Spain, so can you imagine the varied spellings that I see of my name.

All the best,

Barry McCormack

Posted by Barry McCormack (Ultimate Homes) about 8 years ago

Hi John, what a clever post!  My first name is often botched, and there's two ways to go with the last.  I have to specify that there is no "d" in my last name:)

Posted by Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist (Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Thank You, john mccormack, mccormick, realtor, albuquerque

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) about 8 years ago

Thanks for a good read...and another post idea for me!  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Dylan Taft, Ulster County Area Consultant (Dylan Taft Broker/Owner Taft Street Realty, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

This is true - I was googling your name just the other day (when I emailed you) and I spelled your name wrong (oops).  As for dad is a Jon (spelled J.O.N) :-) and my husband is a John.  And we all work in the same brokerage, Jon Gosche Real Estate - which makes it confusing when someone calls and asks for John.  I have to ask if they are asking for my dad or my husband, the broker or the short sale expert, Gosche or Boles :-) -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - almost 8 years ago

Interesting blog John or Mac or Q, where is the suggestion button again.  Hope you have a great start to the week!


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 4 years ago

What's in the name John McCormack --- over the past few years I've learned that it stands for honesty, integrity and the very best in real estate services for the greater Albuquerque area. John McCormack is the Albuquerque Realtor I recommend.

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) over 4 years ago