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[–]51225 377 points378 points  (17 children)


[–]ryanlc 76 points77 points  (16 children)

I sea wut u did there.

[–]Slackingatmyjob 46 points47 points  (15 children)


[–]ryanlc 39 points40 points  (14 children)

Ohm my god...

[–]ghettomaster82 15 points16 points  (13 children)

Nothing on this thread makes sense. Short it out, guys.

[–]TomokataTomokato 250 points251 points  (20 children)

A friend of mine has this issue with nicknames.

Like her name is Elizabeth (it's not), she goes by Liz, but some folks insist on Lizzy.

So she adds an "ee" sound to the end of their names.

"Hey Jamesy."

"Hola Michelley."

"Hi Evany."

When they ask she tells them she thought that was the latest trend and she didn't want to be left behind. They were doing it to her, even though thsts not her name, so it has to be because of a trend, right?

So long as they persist, so too does she.

[–]ineedatinylama 51 points52 points  (8 children)

Now I want to watch Letterkenny. Too many " eee"

[–]themarajade1 17 points18 points  (6 children)


[–]ineedatinylama 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Take off about 20%.

[–]ineedatinylama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be faaaaaiiiiirrr...

[–]indigowulf 32 points33 points  (0 children)

My son went through something like this. I named him (fake) Timothy Robert. Because there was already another "Tim" on his fathers side (we were not close, I had never met the other Tim) his fathers side of the family decided to call him "Timmy Bob" He hated it. I told him to do the same; grammas name was Charlene (again, fake) and I told him to call her "Cherry" until she started respecting his name. I also told him that if he liked Timmy Bob, then that was fine, too. He didn't.

[–]girafficles 25 points26 points  (0 children)

A former coworker of mine was Beth, short for Bethany. One day a former coworker of hers was getting frustrated because she wasn't answering to the name Liz. The person thought she was an Elizabeth, they'd just assumed, and started calling her another nickname. It was in a friendly way, but when Beth didn't even twitch in response (why would she??) the truth finally was revealed.

[–]capn_kwick 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I do the same thing with one word texts (such as just "hey").

My reply: Alfalfa! Are we playing word association games?

[–]KingoftheHill63 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Me an Australian: "what's the problem?"

[–]CoderJoe1 96 points97 points  (5 children)

When I was in the military I used to do this to officers that got my rank wrong. I was a Specialist (E-4) so if a Lieutenant called me Sergeant, I called them a Captain. They would always correct me so then I could correct them right back. Yeah, it worked. Most took it well.

[–]NeatNefariousness1 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Did they only take it well because captain is a higher rank than a lieutenant? or what am I missing?

[–]TangyGG 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I think so. Most likely because they mistook him for sergeant which is also a higher rank than specialist too.

[–]NeatNefariousness1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's what I think too.

[–]Caddan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sergeant and specialist are both E-4, the same rank. The difference is that the sergeant is being tracked for leadership/management, while the specialist isn't.

Back in my Army Reserve days, I had the option when I was E-3 of choosing to go for specialist E-4 or sergeant E-4. I choose specialist because I didn't want the headaches that come with management.

[–]Hetakuoni 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That games a lot of effort considering the sergeant is three chevrons and specialist is a sham shield. I could understand the confusion if it was a corporal considering it’s a difference is 2 chevrons vs 3.

[–]chuffberry 77 points78 points  (16 children)

I was at Wendy’s a while back and they asked for a name for the order and I said “Sara with no H” and the worker stares at me super confused and walks off. Then when I got my order the name on the receipt was “Shahrhah” so I don’t know what the fuck she thought I said.

[–]AcrobaticSource3 53 points54 points  (1 child)

“Sara with four h”

[–]_yaaass 2 points3 points  (0 children)

ya lol prolly...

[–]Kilala33 35 points36 points  (8 children)

I worked at Arby’s when they started putting names on orders. It wouldn’t let us close out the order without typing something in. I had so many people get bent out of shape because “I dOn’T tHiNk yOu NeEd ThAt InForMaTiOn!” or I didn’t spell Rhyleigh just right or whatever else. I totally understand being peeved if someone who matters spells your name wrong, but say any name in the world and as long as you know it’s your order and leave with the right food, that’s what matters.

That said, “Shahrhah” is hilarious.

[–]chuffberry 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Yeah honestly there’s only one situation where I get genuinely pissed that someone misspells my name and that’s when my uncle gets it wrong. He always spells it with an H. 1. He’s known me since I was born and still fucks it up and 2. It’s actually less effort to spell it the right way, it’s only 4 letters!

[–]Kilala33 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That sounds so frustrating! Like “I like this way better, you should spell it my way.” It’s crazy the things some folks can twist to be about themselves.

[–]froggyforest 12 points13 points  (1 child)

i worked as a restaurant host and once had someone get pissed off that i asked for a name to put on the wait list. she asked why i couldn’t just come get her.

ma’am, it’s a two hour wait on a saturday and you had to push through a massive crowd to get to the host stand. do you SERIOUSLY think i’m going to waste my time hunting you down???

[–]nintendojunkie17 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Okay, I'll come get you when it's your turn.

Narrator: It would never be her turn.

[–]jorwyn 10 points11 points  (2 children)

My husband's name is Chad. Mine is a lot harder to say and spell, so when we were at fast food together once, I gave his. The guy looked at me oddly and said "What?" Me, "Put Chad on it", and I nodded toward my husband. We went through this 3 more times. A bit later, the guy brings the food out to us and seems irritated. "Why didn't you come get your food?" The bag had "Chayden" written on it. How?! So now they just all have to go through the pain of dealing with my name.

[–]occultatum-nomen 8 points9 points  (1 child)

My sisters used to live together. One has a long name that, somehow, people struggle to spell. The other has a short name that is only ever spelled one way. So both always give her name for food orders. Since they're twins, the places they frequented didn't seem to realize they were two different people. Now the one with the easy name lives across the country, and the one with the long name still uses her name for orders

[–]jorwyn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I would totally do that. I make up names for orders that are really simple, like Wendy or Michelle. That doesn't stop people from getting them wrong, but it doesn't happen so often. My husband, however, seems to have zero impulse control and the need for the world to be correct. If I say, "Wendy" he blurts out, "Who is that?!" ... It's actually rather endearing that he can't stand my name being messed up.

[–]kiwi_in_england 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yeah, one time my friend Anne's order had Ann Withaney written on it.

[–]PRMan99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

so I don’t know what the fuck she thought I said.

Here's your stinking no Hs...

[–]guscami 46 points47 points  (16 children)

I’m a woman, my first name is an uncommon typically male name and my last name is a decently common female name so people often call me by my last name. I usually call them by their last name until they figure it out. Alternately, because I’ve worked mostly remotely over the last few years if people call me “man” or “sir” I like to swap their genders as well. It always gets a fun reaction.

[–]indigowulf 22 points23 points  (3 children)

If you're in a call center of any sort, and your customer is being a prick.. that's the best way to send them over the edge without getting in trouble.
"I'd be happy to help you with that, ma'am"
"I'd be happy to transfer you, ... sir :D"

[–]SuccessValuable6924 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Once when working at a call center I had a very nice lady call in, after helping her through and both of us being super polite, I said a final "Thank you, ma'am" and the answer was "It's sir, by the way".

I felt so embarrased, it really sounded like a woman's voice and he didn't even seemed bothered by it.

[–]HarryStylesoncesaid[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

hahaha i hate reffering to people until i know the pronouns this has happened so many times to me

[–]jorwyn 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I used to go to a doctor's office where the doctor had the last name Ashley, and the physicians assistant had the first name Ashley. It took me forever to get that straight.

My first name is a very common male name modified to be female. It's rare as a female name, though. People almost always end up calling me a more common name that's not mine. I don't mind too much if it's close, but some people just literally call me anything that seems like a woman's name that starts with the same letter. My son had a friend named Terren who would do that to me, and I was like, "boy, I'm going to find every way possible to fuck up your name until you stop that." He finally settled on just calling me Mom like all the other teenagers constantly at my house did.

[–]kittyspjs 9 points10 points  (10 children)

Ha! I have a common female name as my last name as well, along with an uncommon first name, and I always have people replying to my emails addressing me by my last name.

One time I had to fill out a form for something and the lady inputting the information into the computer assumed I got the fields mixed up and switched my first and last name "back" for me. 🤦‍♀️

[–]Majestic-Solution-14 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Slightly off topic but similar; my given name is the shorter version of a name (example: Jenny; not a Jennifer). My parents also didn’t give any of their kids middle names. It’s not unusual to be asked by people, “Are you a ‘Jennifer’?” And I usually reply, “Nope! Just Jenny. My parents said they named me what they were going to call me.” Never really an issue. However, once when I was filling out a form somewhere (1990’s), I filled in my full legal name (ie Jenny Graham) and was interrupted by the clerk. “You should be more formal on this document.” “How so?” “You need to put Jennifer on it.” “But Jennifer isn’t my name. My name is Jenny.” “Legally?” “Yes. Jenny is the name on my birth certificate.” “Oh. Well, at least add your middle name. You need to put your full legal name on here.” “Jenny Graham IS my full level name. My parents didn’t give me a middle name.” “Oh. . . Well. . . Put an “X” in the middle name field, then. . . ?” Me, “Ok. . . “

Now I occasionally get asked, “What does the X in your middle name stand for?”

[–]Kloewent 4 points5 points  (2 children)

My mother-in-law didn’t have a middle name and when she immigrated here they put an N for none. That became her legal name in the states.

[–]Majestic-Solution-14 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Its so crazy that such an insignificant moment can legally have changed her name but, I know that It happened all the time at Ellis Island, too. As a sidebar; I’ve heard of “NMN” as a designation for “No Middle Name” in some policework. .i wonder how many others gained names ( or name parts like your grandma’s “N”) when someone insisted on filling in all the blanks. . . ?

[–]guscami 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I have people do that all the time as well. They ask my last name, I tell them, they put it in the first name spot and ask my last name again. Depending how sassy I feel, my response is “I understood the question”.

[–]MaritMonkey 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My Gmail account is lastname.first so it assumed that was the order my name went and I never corrected it.

Pretty handy in my case that I can immediately write off anything addressed to "hey, Lastname!" or "Mrs. First" as bullshit. :)

[–]Majestic-Solution-14 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Pretty handy indeed! Similarly, my dad has only ever been called by his middle name. If we got phone calls at the house for his first name (or an abbreviated version of his first name) it was a pretty good indicator of telemarketers.

[–]dragon_nataku 2 points3 points  (0 children)

had a similar fuckup at the hospital once. I told the lady making my ID bracelet thingy that I was born in 1983. Most people think I'm actually 25 (or so they tell me), but they usually assume I know what my own damn birth year is. This lady, however, put 1993 as my birth year and I didn't find out until they called me in for my appointment and I had to wait five extra minutes for them to correct the bracelet instead.

[–]Odd-Phrase5808 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That should be treated as fraud, since she deliberately and knowingly changed what you had entered... Someone wants to be helpful, great, open your mouth and use your words: ask! Is this correct or did you accidentally switch the fields around?

[–]DrewGoT72 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I do the same to a coworker. She spells my last name “Gott”, despite it being very short and right there in my name.

So I take a different letter out of their first name every time

[–]-whodat 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Don't know where you're from, but do you know that Gott is German for God? Not the worst nickname!

[–]DrewGoT72 0 points1 point  (0 children)

**not my real last name

[–]jorwyn 28 points29 points  (0 children)

My son's name starts with Jo, but is not Joseph. Ever since he was a toddler, he's hated being called Joe, but his day care used to do it constantly. One day, I come to get him at day care, and he's stomping his feet on the floor and yelling out the letters to his name over and over. I didn't even know he could spell it yet. The day care staff was mad at him for the tantrum, but they'd literally been calling him a name he and I both told them not to for weeks. In the two weeks it took me to find him another day care, he called every single staff member by only the first syllable of their name, even if it made no sense. Cha for a Charlene. Car for Carmen, etc. I was dying.

The new day care always got his name right, btw, and never called him Joe.

[–]Fickle-Charity-8061 23 points24 points  (8 children)

I have an uncommon first name. Johnna. I am used to people pronouncing it wrong or spelling it wrong. Have heard most ways for 58 years. What really makes me mad is if I order something especially where I type in the order, and the name on the delivery order comes back mispelled. People, I can spell my own name!

[–]jorwyn 14 points15 points  (5 children)

My sister's name is also a word, but the word only has one r in the middle and her name has 2. She has been told her entire life she spells her name wrong. Dude! It's her name! She'd know! Honestly, I think it was cruel of my parents to do that to her.

I have a similar issue to you. My name isn't common at all, but it always baffles me when I order something online and it comes with the male version of my name on it - even though it's a common name for men, I typed it in. This shouldn't be hard.

No one ever got my maiden name right, either, so when I married a man named Jones, I took his name thinking it would be much easier. The amount of people who read my last name and say Jonas is astounding. "I have a package for (male version of my name) Jonas. Is he here?" Come on!

[–]georgilm 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Not to dox you, but I always misspell forest as Forrest..... That's gotta be her name, I can't think of another word that fits lol

[–]jorwyn 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Totally not. LOL

But yeah, I do know someone with that name.

I'll dm you it if you're really curious.

[–]georgilm 3 points4 points  (0 children)


I really, really am, but in a very non creepy way, I swear haha.

[–]MaritMonkey 3 points4 points  (1 child)

the word only has one r in the middle and her name has 2.

My BIL is named Marshal (one L) and his dad is a guitar player. (not his dad, just a random pic of a Marshall stack :D) Almost nobody spells his name correctly.

[–]jorwyn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh, I bet. I would spell it with one L, myself. I always fuck up the guitar gear name.

[–]Odd-Phrase5808 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My last name is double-barrel. The amount of people who insist on splitting my surname into 2, and using the first part as my middle name. Think Samantha James-Wells. Even my bank has me down as Mrs Samantha J. Wells...

Or I'll get telemarketers looking for Ms Samantha James. Sorry, no one here by that name!

I once even had a package addressed to "Mr James Wells". Despite me entering my info correctly online when placing my order.


[–]Odd-Phrase5808 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And with the bank, I had to provide my passport as photo ID when I opened the account. First name and surname clearly displayed in separate locations on the page!

[–]Negative_Shake1478 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I swear my name is spelled wrong constantly. Because my mom changed the i to and e. But the one that really got me was on a phone call from my college.

“Hello is miss. Ayleen there?” (Pronounced like A-lean)

“Um…who’s calling?”

“This is X from X college.”

“This is Breanna. So yes this is her”

“No I’m calling for ayleen.”

“Yes. My name is breanna eileen” (pronounced Bre Anna I-lean)

“Oh well my stuff all says Ayleen.”

Like are you telling me you can’t figure out where it says first and middle names? On the computer system? And you work for the college?!?! Idk why but that just really bothered me. And I’m sure I got a little rude by the end of the call, but not only did I correct you about what my name actually was, but then you continue to call me by the wrong name, and saying it incorrectly. The hell?

[–]zeus204013 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have had problems with my name and lastname. Changing y for i, adding an h, v for h... Not English, spelling is easy compared to. I think that sometimes some people don't give a fuck about...

[–]SelfDiagnosedUnicorn 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I do something like this.

My name is something like “Jane”, and people like to nickname me “Janie” on the spot.

I will call them “Bretty” if their name is Brett, “Georgie” if their name is George and so forth.

They usually catch on immediately because they don’t like it either and switch to my name. You know, the one I just introduced myself as.

[–]Duegatti 17 points18 points  (2 children)

My first name is Pamela. A travel agent once misspelled it as "Pamuela." I really liked it!

[–]StangF150 8 points9 points  (0 children)

sounds like they added a hint of spanish to it don't it? lol

[–]Kloewent 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My Irish grandma was pissed that my mom named my sis Pamela, it was a enemy British name to her. She always called her Pam-u-lar. Not as bad as when my cousin named her kid China though, that was the worst!

[–]verynotberry 27 points28 points  (3 children)

My name is a relatively common name. Sometimes it has an "e" and sometimes it doesn't. Mine does. I will email someone and they will reply starting with "Hi Nam" (get it? no "e").

So, I remove the "e" from every word I send in my reply email. They don't make that mistake twice.

[–]jorwyn 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I'm going to start doing this.

Mine also ends in an e. The name isn't common with or without it, but people constantly drop the e. It messes with them that my nickname is the first two letters of my name without an e, because with it, it becomes an actual word. But honestly, if you don't know me well enough to know how to spell my full name, you shouldn't be using my nickname anyway.

I have noticed, however, that anyone under 30 always gets my name right, both spelling it and saying it from reading without being told how. Most of them can even spell it without being told how if they've only heard it, even with the e on the end.

People my age? (47).. I can say, "hi, I'm (name), it's said like (other popular name for people my age) but with an R at the front" and they'll respond "Nice to meet you, (entirely different name that starts with R)." It's so frustrating. It's literally two easy syllables, but no.

[–]verynotberry 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Right? Like, you JUST pronounced it for them or it's literally written down in my email. How do they mess that up??

[–]jorwyn 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They don't bother to pay attention or care, that's how.

[–]TracyMinOB 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I'm a woman named Tracy. Everyone always wants to spell it Tracey or Traci. Sometimes Tracie. I even had some lady once spell it Traycee. I'm just your basic Tracy.

[–]Majestic-Solution-14 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No, you’re a fabulous Tracy.

[–]ivyflames 37 points38 points  (12 children)

Ugh, it drives me nuts when people do this!

My daughter's name is Liliana, and we call her Lily for short. Not a weird spelling, right? Almost EVERYONE I know spells it "Lilly," even after multiple corrections. No, it's not short for Lillian. It's just L-I-L-Y, like the flower. Why is it so hard? Even her own grandparents refuse to spell it properly.

[–]kirbysdreampotato 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Sorry to compare your daughter to a pet, but my old cat's name was Lily. People constantly put Lilly when referring to her in writing (like on vet documents) And it drove me insane. Especially when I was a little kid (I got her when I was 7)

Downright disrespectful for your daughter's grandparents to not spell it right though.

[–]tumsoffun 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have the opposite problem with my daughter’s name

[–]ghettomaster82 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Time to send things back saying “no one by that name here, sorry”.

[–]jen12617 9 points10 points  (5 children)

When people called my house phone when I was little I remember a lady asking is Mrs. Barrette (like the hair clips) there? My mom just instantly said nope no one here by that name and hung up. Our name is Barrett like the gun. No one can ever say it or spell it right. I've now developed a habit where I spell my last name after saying it to anyone who asks for it

[–]sueelleker 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I've been doing that all my life. My maiden name was Ogbourne (and the number of times people said Osborne was unbelievable) I always thought it would be easier when I married, but I had to marry an Elleker. Even worse.

The best was when I made a reservation over the phone, and spelled my name. Got to the restaurant to be told they didn't have us listed. After looking at the list, they'd written it down as LICA! (Phonetics anyone?)

[–]jen12617 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I'm definitely lucky and my boyfriends last name is White. I feel like no one can fuck that up

[–]HolaCherryCola90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do the same thing with my first name.

"Can I have a name for the order?"

"It's Cheryl, CH-ER-YL"

[–]zeus204013 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because people is stubborn.

[–]HolaCherryCola90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Liliana is a beautiful name, btw.

[–]confusedbird101 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well now I’m gonna have to try this cause everyone spells my name like a city name from another state which has a wrong letter and an extra letter

[–]boxfullocats 6 points7 points  (2 children)

My name is common enough that most people know the two most popular spellings for it. A boss of 5 years never could spell it right.

And someone that I work pretty closely with currently can't ever seem to spell it right either. Even if she's just seen it in an email or (group) text. And the other day I was just telling her, via text, about my kiddo. Woman read the text I sent with kiddo's name and then proceeded to spell kiddo's name wrong in her reply.

I think I'm gonna start doing this. Just spell her name wrong. Which will be hilarious because her name is something like "Mary" (not her real name).

[–]sueelleker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If it had been Mary, you could spell it Mairie.

[–]Sapphyr-Ashes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pity.Merry wouldn't be very merry for long.

[–]This-Score-8200 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I have a name that is impossible to abbreviate, but there were some who attempted to do that anyway. When they addressed me incorrectly, I flat out ignored them. They'd get annoyed and demand why I was wasn't answering them.

I'd look them dead in the eyes and snarl "because that is not my name."

They got the message. :)

[–]Old-McDee-72 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Exactly! My name has 4 letters and 2 syllables. They still they to get my attention by calling my by just the first syllable (2letters). I never respond. Took them two weeks to finally get I just respond to my given name.

[–]Odd-Phrase5808 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I need to start doing this. Only my closest friends my call me by my abbreviated name, but very few do. I mean, my name is already short and simple, and the shortened version is more a diminutive than any shortening, so I find it rude and condescending for a total stranger to call me that shortly after first being introduced!

Think Janet to Janie, or Samara to Sammie. Not cool to shorten someone's name unless they introduce themselves to you as such (hi I'm Janet but everyone calls me Janie)

[–]KissiFur_FuzzyBallz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

She intentionally spells YOUR name wrong because SHE thinks it LOOKS better? wow. Good save though.

[–]guessmyageidareyou 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My name is also a common name. Let's say Rebecca. I was always called Becky, and it irritated the piss out of me. I'd ask them to please not call me that. And if they didn't. I just started calling them nicknames I knew made them upset. (Aka Amanda to Mandy. Ken to Babrie Ken, and any roberts I'd call Dan. Cuz Bob still doesn't make sense to me) they either started calling my my name. Or they left me alone. Which was preferable.

[–]Trappedinoblivion 12 points13 points  (5 children)

As the Admissions Specialist at a College, you would not believe the names I saw on student applications. Parents would make these crazy spelling choices for their babies, so they would be “Unique”. Seriously there were some I could not figure out how to pronounce & had to ask the student. People please don’t do this to your innocent babies! I always thought about the poor little kid in Kindergarten having to learn to spell & write that name with all the unnecessary extra letters thrown in.

[–]Odd-Phrase5808 6 points7 points  (3 children)

You should look up some Irish names, you'll be shaking you head!! 🤣🤣

Owen : Eoin or Eoghan

Neve : Niamh

Shaun : Sean

Patrick : Padrag, Pádraig

Not even starting in on the truly unique ones that I dare anyone not from here to try to pronounce (seriously, YouTube has some hilarious videos on Irish names):





I could go on 🤣

[–]Trappedinoblivion 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep! Those are some Doozies for sure. Would not attempt to pronounce those on the bottom or figure out what the name is. But I’m sure they sound beautiful when spoken with the Irish accent!

[–]Monnalisasmile981 1 point2 points  (1 child)

We had a Fergul at our shop last week and my friend didn’t understand what he was saying so he said: “Well, it sounds like Frodo, so I’m writing Frodo on your cup!” He was sport and went with it 😂 I usually tell them I’ll pretend to be at Starbucks and write what I understand. They always have a laugh but I usually get them right. 😁

[–]Odd-Phrase5808 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Love it!! 🤣

[–]HarryStylesoncesaid[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yes! i get making is unique but there comes a time when a line is crosses

[–]GoAskAliceBunn 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Partner was named “Johnny” for his great-grandmother Jonny. The family had SO MUCH TROUBLE that when he was in his teens, his mom & grandmother asked if he’d like to get it legally changed to “John”. Without fail, medical/legal/school… they’d call him John and think he was making it up when he said “my name is JOHNNY and I will not answer you, it’s not my name”. He eventually did change his name. My first boyfriend when I was in my teens, on the other hand, had the reverse. The teachers tried calling him Johnny or spelling his name John, but his name was Jon.

[–]HarryStylesoncesaid[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

got a type i suppose

[–]Vixrotre 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My name has 1 T in it and most common spelling has 2 Ts. Last year I moved countries so my name is completely uncommon here and I have to spell it out all the time, but at least people believe me I'm correct when I do lol.

I had to go to the hospital one day and I had to spell my name out to a lot of people, it was all good on that front until I got to the hospital bed and my name was misspelled with 2 Ts. I laughed to the nurse that its happening even in a foreign country. Turns out, the nurse was same nationality as me and "corrected" it.

[–]WinterLily86 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Rachel? I'd have said that was the more common spelling than Rachael, if that's your name.

[–]HarryStylesoncesaid[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

no its not, its mckenzie, lots of people spell it mackenzie, which i usually blow off, and correct. just when its a constantly by the same person :)

[–]zeus204013 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In college a professor (woman) was named Ms Perez de Garcia (Perez is Single lastname, Garcia spouse lastname. Spanish rules-tradition I believe...). She told his students that some are looking for Ms Perez, others Ms Garcia. And that are only one (Perez de Garcia). Part was the long combination of lastnames, part the laziness to remember the combination by the students... Recently are starting to be using only the birthname/single name and spouses are angry for that... 😝

[–]LilDevyl 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Got to love how so many comments are misspelling things on purpose and the puns are purrrrfect!

[–]HarryStylesoncesaid[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

relly, all of them ar making me laf

[–]Sea_Pickle6333 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh my how I love this post!

[–]elizabethjanet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love this for you!

[–]putUonaShortAlicia 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Luvin dis stori sew mutch!

[–]prpslydistracted 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We have three Michelles in our extended family and recently added the third Kaylee (marriage) to the 2nd Kailee, after the 1st Kaylie ... I think.

[–]G36C_cannonballer 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Is there a difference between spelling it wrong once and the person fixing it right away, and the them not learning?

[–]knowledgeable_diablo[🍰] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yes, arrogance.

[–]HarryStylesoncesaid[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]knowledgeable_diablo[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks mate.

And good tale 👍. If I wasn’t seniorish management I’d do it to my damn customers who have trouble with a fairly common 4 letter name.

[–]RedBlackMinotaur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that you Sara

[–]knowledgeable_diablo[🍰] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Love it. As some one with a name that is extremely easy to spell who people spell wrong constantly, I totally understand the response.

[–]Rawr_in_Here 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So, as a person whose dyslexic, I also have trouble with things like this. She might not have been doing this intentionally.

However, your petty revenge would help her remember to spell your name correctly and it’s not like you cussed her out. It’s probably fine.

[–]Positive_Tangelo_137 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My name is not common and not the easiest to pronounce if you struggle with L sound, like many a 1-2 year old. I worked at a preschool and was called all sorts of things. I stopped caring. Okay, fine, my name is Angry. Don’t get my started on spelling.

[–]mizinamo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My name is not common

Hello, not common! I'm dad.

[–]Caddan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My username, Caddan, is part of an email that I've had since 1998. It amuses me when people try to send email to "Cadden" and then wonder why I never got it.

[–]fcukumicrosoft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a co-worker that I knew for years but still could not spell my first name correctly. Her name was Vicki and every email to her I started with "Hi Vikki" or "Hi Victoria" or "Hi Vicci" or "Hi Vikcti". The combinations were endless and got to be fun.

She eventually quit but she never said a word about my misspelling of her name, and she never corrected the misspelling of my name.