What's my name?
If Gov. Christine Gregoire wants to be called Chris, she will be called Chris. So says the editor of the Columbian of Vancouver, Wash. (Via Romenesko.)
He had no problem setting style for his paper on the matter, but he was puzzled by AP's refusal to reflect the change in preference. There's an AP style rule saying people are entitled to be known however they want to be known, he pointed out. What gives? (It sounds like AP was reluctant because the shift was a PR move intended to soften Gregoire's image.)
The editor, Lou Brancaccio, talked to the AP bureau chief in Seattle, Nancy Trott. She came around. And in a word of Bill Clintons, Tom Cruises and Diddys, how could she not?