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How annoyed can you get about this without looking like a twat?
anything more than that would be over the top
Maybe I expect too much from people.
ever. I've just gotten to the point now where is like *shrugs*
Balonz (if Balonz was my first name) Garibaldi the other day. My surname is nothing like Garibaldi.
I wasn't very annoyed.
I am not Philippe nor Philipp. Enough is enough
i don't even bother correcting people anymore just wait for them to hear someone else say my name properly and correct themselves. Could be cause i mumble when i talk people mishear me.
(Have I mentioned I have a PhD? No? I keep it pretty quiet)
Impossible to kick up a fuss about that without being a cuntosaurus rex. So I just seethe inwardly.
All the same, aren't they?
but chose to use some poncy unusual spelling you deserve everything you get and should harbour a life-long burning resentment for them.
I would put your name well behind spelling with an i. In fact isn't it normally a surname if spelled with a y? You surely have to give your parents some of the blame, here?
I routinely spell it out to them after I say it if it's for an appointment or something
turning it into the female version, or address emails (usually replies) to me using my last name. I PUT MY NAME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EMAIL I SENT YOU AND IT'S NOT FIRST NAME COMMA LAST NAME IT'S LAST NAME COMMA FIRST NAME WHY AM I HOLDING SHIFT AND NOT USING CAPS LOCJK?
it annoys me
*pleased with self*
Well you deserve everything you get.
i was angry
obviously first name last name
Outlook inbox shows emails as being from last name, first name, at the top of the emails too. im not THAT stupid theo jeez
They often get confused. Fair enough, I say: I couldn't begin to tell you if most of their names mean they're male or female.
and is fairly hard to discern, especially over the phone, so I spell it out pretty much automatically. It's fine.
*I know the response to this post will consist of tube stations with a letter changed, so might as well get in there first: Cockwosters
....sure, why not.
done myself again.
Because they can't quite get their tiny brains around the fact that I might have a first name and a surname. These are the same sort of people who sometimes swap my surname for Orchid.
It makes you wonder how these people manage to function in normal society.
But then I realised that it's not important at all. I didn't even choose the name myself.
And it's people I've worked with for at least 6 months who are getting it wrong.
i particularly enjoy it when i have to send a form off - when i have had to spell my name, in capitals, in ink, very clearly, liek when i got my driving license, and then they send the stuff back, liek a driving license, and they have managed to spell my name wrong. like they did when i got my driving license
I go through the same process.
I say the first five letters, then they repeat letter one, two, three and five back to me and say "hang on, spell that again."
There's an apostrophe in there too, so it's really easy for people to get confused.
Or maybe it was the other way around. It really, really doesn't matter.
If you've got the energy to get annoyed by that, you should get out more.
and gets out just enough
but people get it wrong. a guy recently tracked me down via my student card number (weird) and the email title was just: 'Katrina?'
Upon first meeting:
Hi, Niki. Is that short for... Nicola?
Me: No, it's just Niki.
Several weeks later:
NICOLA HI I WAS WONDERING...
In fact I got a birthday card from my granddad last week addressed to "Nikki".
(Joke works better if the name had been Fillip).
I suspect because I have an English accent but I don't have an English name so as a result some people kept on calling me an English variation on my name.
Since I'd often have to spend time on the phone in my old job, I usually just ended up spelling it out for them.
The other day I met a Stefany and was genuinely angry at them. It's people like them with stupid spellings that makes people spell mine wrong.
People have started emailing me saying "hi Danielle" cause I used to sit next to Danielle. I'd reply saying "was this meant for Danielle?" And they're like "no?" THEN DONT CALL ME DANIELLE
sounds a bit like they actually don't know your name.
They've had to type in my name!!
I now live on Church Lane.
Makes for some incredibly unfunny jokes from people on customer services lines.
I always deadpan back that I've never heard that one before.
When I went to America they all thought I'd be incredibly religious, but at least the majority of them could spell it.
But yeah, not that bothered about whether people can spell it or not. Obviously the jokes are incredibly dull though.
that it only has 3 letters and even when I spell it out to them, they still get it wrong!
like Stuart Hall the cultural theorist must be pretty p'd off.
His name was Carl, so I started replying calling him Carol.
Addressing me as Mr Cockslut. Prefer it to my actual surname.
People sometimes spell both by first name and surname incorrectly.
People often spell Anthony as Antony, but that doesn't really bother me in the slightest.
However, my surname is Robertson, which often gets spelt as Robinson. I mainly go by Tony, so I also often get called Tony Robinson, which gets shortened further to "Baldrick".
That's right. You've never met, or even heard of, anyone at all called Mr Right. So stop asking if it's "...with a W?"
when spelling it out to avoid that question.
who spelled my name differently each year on Xmas cards.
She got it right aged about 9 but changed it next year.
Thinking back, I'd like to think she was long-game trolling me, but she was barely literate in reception and remained barely literate through high school.
Which as it's one of the standard Welsh ones is utterly baffling.
I often used to get "Aushen" from people who thought it was like "Austen"
josh instead of Joss ---
He was good for most of it on the Thursday and destroyed a heckler but there were some bits where he was actually doing the standard comedian things with nothing extra eg saying people from Liverpool wallowed in their misery (yeah Boris Johnson said that Stew talk about something else) and talking about finding porn mags in a bush like every other comedian on Earth.
my name's alexandra
Can you guess what my real name is from those clues?
People also routinely get my first and last names the wrong way round, then tell me it's confusing because I have two first names, or they are the wrong way round. like it's my fault.
Not just in person, but over email too, where I spell out my name for people.
I lived in Japan for two years, it was a fucking nightmare.
pronouncing their ambiguous name wrong. Like if they're called leia or Leah and you pronounce it Lee-uh and they're all 'actually, it is pronounced Lay-ah'. ACTUALLY. LEANNE, I DON'T GIVE TWO FUCKING SHITS
they spelt their email out phonetically, first two letters were c & p
she thought their name was charlie papa
i get annoyed when people spell mine wrong, especially when replying to an email when they have had to type it in the address in the first place & have it in front of them
but worse is wehn i tell people my name, they ask how it's spelt, and then when they have written it down they pronounce it wrongly back at me
same if you pronounce it slightly wrong. I don't give a shit. Unless it is on some official form or read out at my wedding, people can call me whatever they like. Within reason obviously, if they spell my name as an entirely different name, that is an issue.
who when asked what his name was, he said "Clarke. With an E" as he is so used to people spelling it wrong. He got a letter sent to a Mr Clark Withanee. Serves him right.
they are looking for a fight
just a little bit bemused as to how people spell Matthew with double T in my email address and then manage to use just the one in the body of the text.
and I can't deny that I find it very annoying.
Also, it's Jes. Not Jez. You don't spell Les - 'Lez'.
you guys should easier to spell names.
then typed in my real name instead of my username and sat for ages wondering why it wasn't letting me log in.