Do people mess up your name?

@4cuteboys (4102)
United States
May 12, 2007 7:56pm CST
Do people mess up your first or last name? Even if it's common? This happens to me all the time. Our last name is simple and people still mess it up. My first name is Bekki and some of my relatives that have known me all my life still spell it Becky. What about you?
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14 responses
• United States
13 May 07
It would be very difficult for anyone to mess up my name, it's pretty simple although not as easy as John Smith or something.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
13 May 07
Um Hello, we have the same last name, and people mess it up all the time for me. Maybe I don't say it clearly then!
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
13 May 07
My name is not very common, so people tend to say it every way possibly known to man. I sometimes can't believe how many variations they can come up with. It makes me laugh, but very hard to believe sometimes1
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
13 May 07
I take it that your name is kinda hard for people to grab a hold of and get it right I do that with common names more then I do the odd names,but I am glad to hear that you laugh about it.
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
13 May 07
My last name is French and people always mess it up. I have been called some strange things. I'm always correcting someone. lol
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
13 May 07
Yes, my name is Laurie and I usually get LORI. And most people can't pronouce my last name correctly, even though it is easy! It is funny though, when I get something addressed to LORI, I just throw it away and when I get a call from someone who can't pronounce my name I hang up!
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
13 May 07
I have a name that most always gets said wrong so I have learned to get used to it both my first and last name are different to everyone it seems my first name is Yvonne I have been called avon,evon,and everything in between LOL but its ok I am more comfortable with my nick name that my brother gave me which was sis,so that is what all the family calls me.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
15 May 07
All the time my name is Shaunita and when some read my name they will say shaunta.My daughter name is sade' and they still read it sadie.
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@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
15 May 07
All the time- My last name is so easy- it is a common word- one that we all use everyday- I still get questions on how to spell it- I always make them feel pretty stupid- when I spell it- : ) Even my first name- Kris- I get Chris, Khris... Come on- I'm a girl let's get it right- Even at work my e-mail address is my first initial last name- and people still start off the e-mail Chris, -- I want to say get a clue! So yes all the time and it drives be crazy- I can see how people would mess up your name- I haven't seen Bekki spelled like that ever- But you'd think your family would get it correct!
• United States
13 May 07
I have people mispronounce my name all the time they even add letters to it and it is pronounce exactly how it is spelled but I know that every reads differently. My name is Davette (day vet) this is how you pronounce it.
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• United States
15 May 07
Yes!! It happens all the time. My first name is Melissa so it's fairly common and easy to pronounce so it doesn't usually happen with my first name but it ALWAYS happens with my last name. I have a long Italian last name that i've been told is hard to pronounce. I think that's fine but some people don't even come close. They add letters and vowels that don't even exist. LOL. My last name is pronounced almost exactly like it's spelled so I don't know what the problem is.
@twils2 (1812)
• United States
15 May 07
I there, This happens to me fairly often. My first name (Terry) can be spelled a few different ways, Some are more female than male and I while I have a fairly common last name, its not spelled the same way as most so it throws most people off. I've gotten used to just spelling it for people when I tell them my name just to make sure there's no confusion. Take care, Terry
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
15 May 07
Carla is pretty easy. I do have people ask C or K a lot, but that's it. My married last name is easy, too. But my maiden name, a lot of people had trouble with. It's pronounced exactly as spelled. It's two common words, just put together. But people would always say and/or spell it wrong. My husband's name is Carl (cute huh? Carla and Carl, we get it all the time). A lot of times when he says his name on the phone, people think he is saying Paul. I guess he must not speak very plainly. Our son's name is Elliott. We get it misspelled A LOT. My husband has even spelled it Elliot once when he was first born. When my little sister writes it anywhere that my husband will see it, she writes ElliotT now. :) We've had it written Eliot, Elliot, and Eliott. I know there are several ways to spell it, but we chose a fairly common way, and people that have known him his whole life still spell it wrong no matter how often I correct them. When he was born, they put a little heart with his name, weight, and length on it and stuck it to his little bassinet in the hospital. We had to correct them three times before they finally got it right. They misspelled his name TWICE, even after I wrote it down for them! The other time they misspelled his middle name (Michael).
@breepeace (3027)
• Canada
15 May 07
Yep, both my first and the last names people constantly mess up.. my first is Bridgit with is mis-spelled: Brigit, Brigitte, Bridget, Birget and Briget. It also mispronounced Bree-gee-T. My last name is Bowles which is often mis-spelled Bowls and Bowels. It's also most commonly mispronounced the latter, when it should be pronounced like the former.
@Gorgeous24 (1091)
• United States
15 May 07
My name is Christyl (Crystal) but everyone always seems to not see the L at the end of my name and they call me Christy. It drives me crazy, you'd think I'd be used to it by now but im not. My mother spelled my name like that cuz it spelled like this-- Crystal is too common and she wanted my spelling to be different...thanks mom!
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
15 May 07
That is so annoying!! My name is Crystal (my middle name is Michele) and people are always calling me Christy, Christa..etc....like Crystal is a weird name or something?? Or they throw an "h" in there somewhere, I know people can spell Crystal all different kinds of ways but mine is the plain old Crystal, nothing special, how hard is that?? Relatives misspelling your name?? I have that happen too, whf?? It seems like people are too lazy to get your name right!