The curse of the hyphenated name

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Dear Diary, I had a frustrating experience not too long ago while trying to make an online purchase. When I entered the billing address, I repeatedly got an error message telling me it contained invalid characters. After several attempts, I finally released what the invalid character was. The pesky hyphen in my name. I deleted …