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The name you supply to SIRI is held in the 'nickname' part of the Contact record. This contact record is inherently private and is not automatically shared (although it may be synced to iCloud etc). The only way it can get to another persons device is if it was shared. E.g. your husband sent his contact by iMessage/email etc to his colleague.

Just sending a normal text, iMessage, email does not send contact information. Only the appropriate ID, be that the phone number it's come from or the email address as appropriate.

Some device/software versions ignore the nickname field. It could be that your husbands colleague has had that contact record sat in his contacts for some time but hasn't had a device that would display it in everyday use. If he's upgraded his device and/or software lately that may explain why it has just 'appeared' recently.

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