malloy newser 1 8 11 New Governor Says "Call Me Dannel"

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ During the campaign, it was Dan. But now that he has won the election, Connecticut’s new governor says he prefers to be referred to by his full name: Dannel P. Malloy.

Meeting Thursday at his first wide-ranging news conference with reporters since his inauguration on Wednesday, the Democrat who pitched himself to voters for months as “Dan” said he has insisted that printed materials from the governor’s office, including his business cards, include his formal name.

Malloy says his late mother was fond of the name Dannel and he’s become attached to it.

Commonly confused with the name Daniel, Malloy says he’s hopeful that more people will spell Dannel correctly in the future.
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