Initial Problem

R. B. Jones had just started a government job. Human Resources sent him a letter, instructing him that they needed his full name for their records, otherwise he could not be paid. They enclosed the proper form for him to fill out.

R.B. wrote back to explain that he HAS no other names, only the initials R.B. So he filled in the form as follows:

First name: R (only)
Middle name: B (only)
Last name: Jones

Sure enough, come payday, R.B. received a pay cheque made out to Ronly Bonly Jones!