Do people spell your name right....?

@T_gray (7812)
Salina, Kansas
February 11, 2016 11:58pm CST
Do you have one of those names that no one can seem to spell right? Or a common name that is spelled differently? Well I do and it is always spelled wrong, but today was an all time classic. As some of you know my name is Tiffanie. Not spelled with a "Y" like the common way. Well earlier today I went to a fast food restaurant and I ordered my meal and they asked for my name so they could call it when my order was up. As she handed my receipt my name was spelled "Tiffiny." Now that is a completely new one to me. If my name has ever been spelled that way, then I am clueless. I just giggled as I know that my name is never spelled right, and unless it is on a business form, I never bother to correct them. 90% of the time I will just say Tiff anyway.
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• United States
12 Feb 16
"Tiffiny" sounds like just a misspelling from someone who has never had to spell the original. Of course I Am not sure of the original spelling myself. "tiffany" or "Tifany" neither sounds correct. Name is Amber but way back in grade school I had a teacher spell it "Ember" My maiden middle name is spelled incorrectly. My dad spelled it "Lynn" but it supposed to be with an "e" at the end.
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• United States
12 Feb 16
@EthanRye It is odd to have your name mispelled on a document like this.
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@JESSY3236 (6536)
• United States
12 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum my middle name was also misspelled. I think it was supposed be Page, but the person put Paige. I love that spelling anyway.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
@EthanRye It is odd to have it misspelled on a formal document. Usually they ask how to spell it. Unless it was just a typo.
@JESSY3236 (6536)
• United States
12 Feb 16
My first name is very common. No one misspells it, but everyone misspells my last name wrong. I won't escape it when I get married either because I know people will misspell it too.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
Last names can be tough. You would think my last name would be easy but really its not, Gray. People ask if its spelled like the color. The color is spelled Grey. But half of the world doesn't know that the color is spelled that way. Crazy huh?
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• United States
13 Feb 16
@T_gray I've seen Grey and GRay used as the spelling of the color myself.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum They are both correct. Depends on what part of the world you are from really...So I retract my statement. But when people ask if it's spelled like the color...it's still hard to answer them.
• United States
12 Feb 16
I never knew your name was Tiffanie, now I know. Hi Tiffanie!! If you told me your name verbally, I would spell it Tiffany. I don't know how she got Tiffiny, I guess she thinks the a / i are the same. I get asked 2 - L's or one L for Michelle.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
Well I didn't know your name was Michelle Hi Michelle!!. I would have instinctively spelled it with two L's because every Michelle I know, which is a lot, all spell it with two. One L just doesn't even look right to me anymore.
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• United States
13 Feb 16
@T_gray Yay! Nice to meet you again! Michelle is actually my nickname, my real name is a Vietnamese name. I would spell Michelle with 2 L's also. I never met a Michelle with just one L. I have met a Mitchell though.
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@TRBRocks420 (77776)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Feb 16
Yeah, that's not even a correct way to spell the name lol.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
Not even close, right?
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@TRBRocks420 (77776)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Feb 16
@T_gray Nope not even close at all
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@amnabas (10298)
• Karachi, Pakistan
12 Feb 16
Yes they do spell right.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
That good then
@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Feb 16
Our surname is sometimes pronounced wrongly rather than spelt wrongly. It is 'Evans' and is pronounced to rhyme with 'heavens'. We always know when we are getting a spam call from overseas because they always ask for Mr or Mrs Evens (rhymes with Stevens).
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
Oh my married name was all kinds of crazy, Heinze, No one knew how to spell that or say that.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
13 Feb 16
No I don't but when people came to say my surname 9 out 10 don't get it right and I never bother to correct them so I know were you coming from. Maybe the lady didn't or as problems with spelling, I would be hopeless, I would get people names wrong. But I would ask if I didn't know how to spell someone name
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
Surnames can be even harder. My married name was a pain for people to get. But like you, I am hopeless at spelling names too.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
13 Feb 16
@T_gray Glad we are the same on that one, I'm hopeless at spelling at the best of times.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
15 Feb 16
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• Calgary, Alberta
25 Feb 16
By far I haven't met a person who is dumb enough to misspell Albert. My last name though had been a huge victim of misspellings.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
25 Feb 16
Albert is an easy one. hehe
• Calgary, Alberta
25 Feb 16
@T_gray My last name though is something that can make people cry when it comes to spelling. They cant even pronounce it.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
26 Feb 16
@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
my baptized name, they always had it wrong. had it "y" instead of "ei"
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
That could be a common mistake too as I could see them sounding the same
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
@T_gray indeed, they sound the same
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@Platespinner (16522)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
12 Feb 16
People can't even SAY my name right. Invariably people want to change it to Joanna. Spelling variations that people try regularly include JoAnn and Jo Ann, no one wants to put an e on the end and everyone wants to put a capital in the middle. That's what I get for moving to the South.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
That's crazy that people want to even say it differently. I must say I have never seen it spelled that way. But then again, that's not a common name that I have seen often. Watch, now I am going to see your name every where now!!
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Feb 16
I'm surprised. It's not like you have tough name.
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• United States
25 Feb 16
My first name has always been spelled wrong and like you I never expect it to be right anymore. When people ask my name and I say Marilyn they react like it's a name they've never heard before and have spelled it every which way
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
26 Feb 16
Yeah, I would probably spell your name wrong too. I am terrible at spelling names though
@Blondie2222 (21818)
• United States
13 Feb 16
I don't have that issue with my first name it's my last name that always gets spelled and pronounced wrong.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
15 Feb 16
yeah, last names can me hard too
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
Maybe they want tip so they spelled it Tiffiny, lol just joking. Anyway i know some people with same name as yours but the last letter is y.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
Spelling with a Y is the most common way it seems. I think I have only meet one other person in my life who has spelled it the same as me.
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@RonElFran (892)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
12 Feb 16
My wife has one of those names people are forever mispelling. It's become something of a joke with us to see all the creative ways people mispell her name. It's a little annoying, but she's gotten used to it.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Feb 16
I get used to it too, like I said I hardly ever even correct them anymore.
@EddieHands (37845)
• United States
28 Feb 16
I hope they spell my name right as it is a wise name. It is simple Wise and then Wizard. not to complex. But truly a magical name.
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@AkoPinay (11810)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
Yes oftentimes my name is spelled and pronounced incorrectly! Same happened on my online username on other sites so I use a different username here. I hope no more incorrect mentions haha
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Feb 16
No one gets my last name right because it's so uncommon. They're forgiven. But my first name... I'm often called Debbie or Diane. Sometimes Dennis. Ahem. Missing something?