Overloading #initialize in a model

I'm using WhinyProtectedAttributes: http://henrik.nyh.se/2007/10/whiny-protected-attributes

Say I have this model:

class Person < ActiveRecord::Base   attribute_accessible :name end

If I then create a Person with an invalid attribute, an exception is raised. For example:   Person.new :name => 'Bob', :asdf => 'asdf'

What I'd like to do is, in the Person model, modify the hash of attributes before they're set. This is what I came up with:

class Person < ActiveRecord::Base   attribute_accessible :name

  def initialize(attribs = {})     attribs_that_exist = AccessibleModelAttributes.extract self.class, attribs     super attribs_that_exist   end end

Am I on the right track? Cheers, Nick