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I like self explaining names (be it for methods, variables or classes). I don't consider it a problem which demands a solution.
int whatsMyAge = 10;
whatsMyAge AS wma;
Are you bothered about "whatsMyAge" because it takes longer to type or because it appears verbose while reading code? If it's the former then with the current IDEs, you get auto-completion feature which makes it a non-issue.