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It looks like under an older Google Profiles system (such as Buzz) it was possible to have a pretty URL like you've found above. Google axed it as a default however, in part because it effectively exposed users' username / email addresses. The best article I could find on the topic was this blog post, which mentions: if you had selected a vanity URL for ...
I am assuming that you are sending the mail via GMail's standard web interface, and that your "funny name" for the recipient is defined in your corresponding GMail (or Google) Contacts entry for that person. I think that the only solution is to manually edit the recipient details in the Compose window, before hitting Send. For example, if you start typing ...
Unfortunately, there is no current way to change the Google calendar owner.
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