My name always trips ppl up. It's really not that hard! Even Elle as my nn I still end up as Ellie, Ella, Ally...
My married name is two syllables and so phonetically correct but ppl try all sorts of variations and constantly ask where it's from and then how long I've lived here. :/
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30-03-2013 07:23 #21Senior Member
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30-03-2013 07:44 #22
I love the name Kobi
My partner's name is VERY unusual... to the point where he's almost certainly the only one in Australia with it. The only time we've found someone else with the same name was a Spanish (i think) artist... and it was pronounced differently. I love his name, and so does he, but it got to a point as a teenager that he was SO sick of having to spell/explain every time someone heard it. He now goes by 'Jay'. Far easier, people rarely ask him about it.
It still bugs me when I tell people his name and they make the same annoying assumption/joke that everyone else does (hard to explain without saying the name).
30-03-2013 07:53 #23
I have a really unusual name, probably the only one in aust. I have to pronounce my name a hundred times to people, then spell it for them, then tell them how i got the name. Its beyond annoying. Though id much prefer to be one of a kind than have a name every one else has. It used to annoy me at school, not so much now. If I'm in a loud place i don't even bother with my name, i just use my middle name.
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30-03-2013 08:32 #24
I share my surname with an extremely well know p0rn star from the 70's and 80's. I can't say my surname without some sort of p0rn related comment! I've even had people call me by her first name (!) instead of my own name! I wish DP would hurry up and marry me so I can change it lmao
30-03-2013 08:54 #25
My surname is long, and hyphenated. I always get the spelling mixed up. they add letters or mistake them for others, forget I it has double, double letters.... They ask which was mums and which was dads, why didn't they just give me dads name.
It is my dads name. Its been that way since the 1800's. And I hate having to spelling it wheled of fortune style... "a for apple, double p for peter. R for robert.
Oh! And you wouldnt believe the people who don't know what a hyphen is! ... "hypen...how do you spelling that one?" Me: ...um.. You don't, its the little line like a minus. And yet I have still received underscores and commas!
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30-03-2013 09:51 #26Member
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My last name is Hall... I seriously have to spell it out to ppl every other day.. like hello it has 4 letters no it starts with H not P not Wh... oh yeah i had a woman ask me why i havnt changed my name because really who lets their kid run around with the surname Wh***...
Everyone gets my first name wrong too. im always saying no A just L.
30-03-2013 09:58 #27
My name is a popular dogs name so Im used to "OHHHH I had a dog named that" or something along those lines. People also try and fancy it up and it bugs me....think along the lines of Sarah (Ser-rah) and people saying 'Sar-rah'. I always hated it. Whenever I make an appointment or anything I just say my name and spell it without them asking because 9 times out of 10 people get it wrong.
30-03-2013 10:27 #28
I've been spelling my first name out since I can remember, I have a way of saying it to emphasise the unexpected letter. I find I have to get in quick cos if I wait until they've already had a go at the spelling they say 'oh well, that'll do!' And I say um no, cos that's not me and this needs to be legal. Grr! (Em ay dee ee el AY eye en ee)
My surname is common and I rarely have to spell it out. But my DP's name is a common name with an uncommon spelling... So as soon as we get hitched ill be constantly saying 'no its Winsor, no d!' Lol
30-03-2013 10:47 #29
Both my names cause people difficulty. The first was uncommon when I was growing up but is more common now. People always got it wrong - come on people, it's a country & a state in the US! My surname is foreign but pronounced exactly as its spelt.
I spell my surname automatically without waiting to be asked. If they ask how to spell my first name, I say 'just the traditional way' & still get loads of blank looks!
30-03-2013 12:33 #30Senior Member
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My name is m e l i n d a.
People cannot get it tigether. I get
Melonie. Melissa. Belinda. Miranda. Matilda.
And if i try to tell people to call me Mel i get Nell.
Drives me insane.
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