(Image from Oxford Today)
A few months ago, I received a call from someone whom I thought was my old classmate. He had called me by my first name — one that only my old classmates would use. I was startled when I found out that he was an insurance agent, a total stranger to me.
A name and a term of address can be looked at from numerous angles. Here’s a short write-up on how the name “Isis” is regarded today: