Sir: I think I can set David Aaronovitch's mind at ease. His Mr Guildford is probably not a racist and is probably not called anything like Guildford at all. He may be an Indian called Punjabi, a Welshman called Williams, an eastern European called Zatopek, or even a simple Englishman, like myself, called Ramsey.
What unites us all is not racism but simple envy of David's name. In that great list of life, whenever anything is handed out, there he is at the front of the queue. And, apart from changing our surnames to Aardvark, there is not much we can do about it.