The June issue’s REALTOR® feedback article included a comment from Adesegun Abayomi Owolabi about the Texas Real Estate Commission’s rule regarding using nicknames in advertising. “What happens with my middle name?” he asked, noting it shortens to Yomi, or his first name, which can go by Ade or Segun. “Do these names require registration because they’re not Anglicized?”

TAR legal staff has an answer: “Ade and Segun will be considered common derivatives of his first name because they are part of his (or derived from his) first name.

“Because TREC rules require you to register your middle name in advertising—even if it is on your license—both Abayomi or Yomi would need to be registered.”