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Aren't you glad your surname doesn't start with that old shite?
I was going to start a thread about names but you've ruined it now
And you're right it is a pain in the arse. Whenever you start to spell your name out to people you can almost hear them giving up after the first two letters, so they end up writing random bollocks down instead.
e.g. Vennegoor 'of' Hesselink
sometimes they're amazing, eg Todd van der Werff who writes TV coverage for the AV Club