Originally Posted by dylando808
i've had this same problem.
there is a simple but quite annoying way to fix this. just go to that message and press the number and a menu should pop up that says "Verify the phone number"
and the following options should come up
select open contact and then head back into the message, that contact should appear in place of the number.
Are you using the stock app? Handcent seems to work fine.