Use people's first names in your tweets to them
> Remember that a man's name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in the English language.
> **Dale Carnegie** (How to Win Friends and Influence People)
nombre automatically adds the first name of the person you are replying to on Twitter to the Tweet.
I'm surprised more people haven't read Carnegie's book. It's the top book on [Y Combinator's recommended library](http://ycombinator.com/lib.html).
For years I struggled building an audience. But things are clicking now with my writing and my project [Draft](http://draftin.com) to help people [write better](http://draftin.com).
One helpful technique I figured out is simply getting better at interacting with more people on Twitter. And I like using people's first names in communication with them. People are blind to their Twitter handles. Who the hell is @natekontny? I prefer Nate or Nathan. I think most other people prefer their own name too.
But if you use Twitter in any volume, typing people's first names can be quite a task, and it's prone to typos.
nombre was made to automate just a little bit of the typing.
There's not much to it. After installation, click Reply on a Tweet in your stream, and their first name will automatically be populated in the Tweet box.
P.S. [**I'd love to meet you on Twitter: here**](http://twitter.com/natekontny).
[Source code available on Github](https://github.com/n8/nombre). Feedback and pull requests are greatly appreciated. Let me know if I can improve this.