A few week ago, there was a thread discussing the possible preference by some Agents for younger authors, over those of a more mature disposition, shall we say. I was talking to friend yesterday about job-hunting, he has just been made redundant, and he believes that some employers might be put off his CV by his first name, Cyril, as it is not really in fashion and is, in his view, an older person's name. Not sure if I agree with him, but it did raise the question as to whether this might be the same with some Agents, unless the author is established. I hope not as 'Geoff' is hardly leading edge or fashion-cool! Any thoughts on this?