All of us have at least some kind of issue with our names.
Maybe it’s your first name, maybe it’s your last name, heck, maybe it’s your NICKname.
And these folks took to Twitter to share the issues their names have given them.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Hello, Satan.
That’s too bad.
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. Every night.
For nine months…
My name is Matt. When I was a student in Oxford (note: not AT) I worked behind the bar of a shady pub, and there was a Geordie regular whose name I have deliberately forgotten who called me “Carpet” as I was “too big to be a mat”. Nine months. Every night.
— CharmlessNurk (@CharmlessNurk) February 20, 2021
3. Only the oldies are doing it.
And it’s annoying…
I am Gabrielle (gah-bree-L) but pretty much every adult I’ve ever encountered at school, drs office, for 30 years has called me Gabriel (gay-Bree-L). No grief just left me confused?! Young ppl do not do this. Just the oldies lol
— hogusbogus (@canihavemypen) February 20, 2021
4. Sorry to hear that.
Doesn’t sound like too much fun.
My classmates in 4th grade were quick to point out my name rhymes with “Peein’ Whore”
— Ian Shorr (@IanShorr) February 21, 2021
5. Poor Doug.
The guy never had a chance…
Douglas No Brain
— Douglas Brain? #FBPE, #BLM,#NHS,#GTTO (@djbrain1965) February 20, 2021
6. Breaking into song.
I guess it could be worse.
The people who will randomly burst into “Chantilly Lace” sometimes just with knowing my first name, but especially after learning my middle name is Lee. I will bite a nun’s head off. I don’t care. I have no tolerance for that damn song.
— Chantelle Constable (@chancon) February 21, 2021
7. It didn’t matter.
Now you’re showing your age…
Spelled differently, which didn’t matter to my kindergarten tormentors one bit. pic.twitter.com/yuiJ4SKl9Y
— Regan Fletcher Stephens (@ReganStephens) February 20, 2021
8. Hello, Colon.
Wait, that doesn’t sound right…
— Colin Coulthard (@colincoulthard) February 20, 2021
9. I kind of like this.
Just go with it!
I once received an email from a Chinese person to my correct work email address which contained my name but opened with:
Dear Mr Bath Door Sun
— Beth Dawson (@Bethly_Serious) February 20, 2021
10. I love this song!
A wedding classic!
— Eileen (@monalee777) February 20, 2021
11. We’re sorry to hear that.
You’re going through a rough time…
My name is Karen.
Imagine my mentions.
— Karen Stopford (@ckstopford) February 20, 2021
How about you?
Have you ever had any issues because of your name?
If so, tell us about it in the comments. Thanks!