I wasn't always a longhair; in fact I was pretty cute when I was 9 years old and wore a crew cut. My last real haircut was in 1983.
The proper pronunciation of my last name is MAY-key. There are very few people in the world named Makey, and most of them are not related to my family. In 1893, at the age of 8, my grandfather and his younger brother were abandoned in New York City by their mother. There was considerable confusion about Grandpa's exact name, but during his schooling at the New York Juvenile Asylum he "insisted on spelling it Herman Odlo Makey," according to his autobiography which continues, "I have no recollection of where or how I got this name." It is fairly certain that his parents' name was different, so there is no relation between Herman's descendants and others named Makey.
P.S. The Jeff Makey on Facebook is not me.