Signing off emails with your initials--confusing? other thoughts? →
[More:]For a while now I've been signing my emails with my initials (for sake of discussion, FML for First Middle Last). Ninety percent of the time I don't think twice about it.
But occasionally someone will refer to me by those initials in a reply email. Like "Hi FML, blah blah blah." That seems weird to me. Most people use First or Mr. Last in their replies, which is also what I do when the roles reverse. My email address shows my name spelled out, so it isn't a matter of ignorance.
So what's up with these people? Is it a passive-aggressive backlash against signing off with initials? Do some people (perhaps non-native English speakers) think I actually want to be called by my initials?