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May 12, 2022

Why would you give a kid a name that's misspelled half the time?


Yeah, I'm looking at you, Phillip.

Also Jon, Bryan, Shawn, Stephen, Eliot, Julien, and Neal.

Don't forget about Caitlin, Catherine, Hillary, Sara, Alison, and Sofia.

Any others come to mind?





May 12, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann), Christene (pronounced kris-tin), Barbra

Posted by: Bubbub | May 19, 2022 7:45:31 PM

I mean...I misspell my own name according to a lot of people! I don't care if anyone else gets it right or not!

Posted by: clif | May 16, 2022 11:40:11 AM

Hah, not just misspelled, but mine is mispronounced half the time. People put in that extra a or an e. Sometimes they think my name is “Camera”. I’ve stopped trying to correct people and just answer to any variation. The people I feel really bad for are the ones named Siobhan.

Posted by: tamra | May 14, 2022 2:09:04 PM

Joe, Jo, Jow, Jeau, Jaow, Jeaux, Jou, Jowoo

Posted by: Flautist | May 13, 2022 11:31:06 AM

Louey, louie???? Wait a sac. What's that music I'm hearing? ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U

Posted by: Mike | May 13, 2022 10:10:47 AM

My given name is Elise. It is constantly misread as Elsie, which I loathe, so I don't use it, except on legal docs and such. I go by Rikki (and that's another story).

Posted by: Ms. Radoo | May 13, 2022 9:03:42 AM

Lori, Lorie, Loree, Lauri, and...

Laurie, or Laurence.😺

Posted by: Flautist | May 13, 2022 5:57:26 AM


Posted by: g-bull | May 13, 2022 2:14:17 AM

As a boy named Cortney it’s constant.

Posted by: CB | May 12, 2022 9:19:20 PM

When I was in elementary school, so many people misspelled my first name that I figured it must be me who had it wrong...

Posted by: Tracey Davidson | May 12, 2022 1:37:48 PM

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