I'm having this issue despite I don't have any contact named with no number, symbol, or starting by a single initial. So I can tell this is not the problem for everybody. (I'm a GSM Movistar 220.127.116.11 user, by the way... I don't know if that's any big difference)
Originally Posted by Lighthouse
The vCard importing method is working for me, more or less... becasue it duplicates all originally synced contacts, and I don't thing it's going to sync later on, any changes made on the non-originally synced contacts (made either on the phone or gmail).
But as somebody said before: at least I have my contacts on the phone
Although I didn't have any contact STARTING with no symbol nor number, I actually had some of them in the middle or end, but all/most of them where correctly synced. I tried to change numbers and symbols anyway, and I've got synced all my contacts except for 1... enough for me.
So it's pretty clear that it has to do with numbers and symbols, but not necessarily at the begining of the name, and it doesn't affect those actual contacts, it seems more likely to ruin all the syncing process, apparently at random...