So glad I came across your article. My full name is Marjorie but was called Margie growing up and that was fine until I got married. My married last does not go well with Margie. I wore Margie too long. When I changed jobs, I tried to use Marjorie but work with Ann, Jane, Bea, and Greg and clients were forgetting Marjorie — it seemed too long and a bit stuffy.
I’ve liked Margo for some time but was “afraid” to consistently use it and have had confusion with people calling me Margie in front of others calling me Margo — when worlds collide. Your article renewed my commitment to go by Margo — a re-branding of sorts as well as phonetically sounding better with my last name. Thanks much!!