You can’t pick your name and you can’t pick your family.
But that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to complain about it!
And these folks are here to share the problems their names have given them over the years…let’s see what they had to say.
1. Hello, Satan, my old friend.
Oh, sorry about that.
What’s the most grief your name has ever given you?
You might think that “Sarah” (my real name) is safe enough, but more than once I’ve sent an email without noticing that my phone has autocorrected it to “Satan”
— Summer Ray (@SummerRay) February 20, 2021
2. A real bummer.
How do they keep messing it up?
“Dumpster”. Every sodding time. Except for this. This was special. pic.twitter.com/52Rty5KhhC
— Sarah Dempster (@Dempster2000) February 20, 2021
3. Sorry about that…
You can forgive the nurse now.
My name is Sally Urwin. I was once in hospital and a very nice nurse, who obviously did not have English as her first language, called me Mrs Smelly Urine, all throughout my stay. She was right too.
— PintSizedFarmer (@PintSizedFarmer) February 20, 2021
4. Doesn’t translate well.
My name doesn’t translate well over the phone because it’s monosyllabic and strange.
So for the last ten years, I’ve made reservations under “Fletcher”.
The worst I’ve had is some idiot at college saying “Hugh Rang?” in the style of Lurch.
And he actually looked like Lurch too. pic.twitter.com/IMdjxMYvCg
— Hugh Raine (@hugh_raine) February 20, 2021
5. Not nice.
Not nice at all…
My name, Heather, autocorrects to heavier. Which is nice.
— Heather Macleod (@HebsMac) February 20, 2021
6. Well, that’s unfortunate.
You need to fix this ASAP.
My name really is Fuchsia. For years autocorrect changed it to Fuckweasle.
And my German/Dutch friends always say my name like fuck.
— Darth Fuchsia: Knight of Ren. (@LadyAurelius) February 20, 2021
7. Yo Adrian!
Could be worse…
When the Rocky movies came out I used to get “Yo Adrian” all the time. Wonder if Stellas had to deal with something similar
— Adrian N White (@awhite_adrian) February 20, 2021
8. Just think about it.
You’ve been through Hell, sir.
Try living with ‘Titley’ on for size.
— Steve Titley (@stevecomic) February 20, 2021
9. What were your parents thinking?
You never had a chance…
Don’t get me started.
— Matthew Bate (@matthewbate) February 20, 2021
10. Yes, it is.
And we’re sorry.
My last name is Hickey.
— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) February 20, 2021
11. Kind of sounds like a superhero.
Just look at it that way!
Luke Kondor = Puke Condom
— Luke Kondor (@LukeofKondor) February 20, 2021
Have you ever gotten any grief over your name?
If so, share your stories with us in the comments.
We’d love to hear from you!