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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 ...


It may sound Weird to you, but yes, they don't display the same names in GMail, Google+ and Orkut. The name Displayed in GMail and Google Talk will always be the same. This is a Screenshot of one of my Contact Details in my GMail account: You can change their name in your Google Contacts - this change will reflect on your Google Contact List, GMail ...


Unfortunately, there is no current way to change the Google calendar owner.


I know a very easy solution for this problem that might or might not fix it: ask your friend to change their nickname! If you can't relate to them because of the weird name, explain this to them and maybe they'll change it to please their friends.

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