My username isn't too specific (Jasper). Every once in a while, I come across someone else with the same name. And sometimes, we even comment on the same question or answer.
Now, I don't mind all that. However, as such a situation occurred today, I was wondering about how pings work. Based on the logic described in How do comment @replies work? that means that the ping will always arrive in the inbox of the most recent commenter with the same name, making it impossible to ping the earlier commenter.
That doesn't seem like it would be intended behavior (i.e. one user making it impossible to ping another user). Is this nevertheless how it works?