Post # 1
….when people misspell my name! Ok, I get it: a lot of Saras spell it SaraH. But I don’t. And if you are emailing me at work, where my full first name is IN THE EMAIL ADDRESS, can you not take a split second to make sure you are spelling it right?! I must get 10 emails a day with my name spelt wrong….maybe I’m just cranky, but it is REALLY irritating me today.
annnnd END RANT.
Post # 3
@sara_tiara: I totally feel you! My name is Clara and it’s clearly in my signature but somehow I still get people calling me Carla or Claire… hmm really?!?! So ya I totally get you!
Post # 4
My last name is a first name. Say my name is Lisa Kelly. I’ll send an email and sign it “Lisa,” and the response comes back, “Hi Kelly, blahblah”
DRIVES ME INSANE.
Post # 5
It used to bother me, but I have gotten used to it. I’m a Megan and I get Meghan, Meagan, Meggan, etc. It’s pretty inevitable, IMO.
Gotta love it when it’s simply because the person can’t be bothered to pay attention though. lol
Post # 6
Oh my gosh, I hate this! My name is Abbie…and FI’s grandmother has spelt it Abbey since the day I met her, his aunt says Abby… Even when I sign cards/emails with it correctly, it’s still ALWAYS wrong! I know there are multiple ways to spell it, but yeeesh pay attention!
@Overthemoon – my friend gets this ALL the time. His name is Paul, and his last name starts with Hil-. So somehow, at least once a week, he gets called Phil in emails. Messages signed “Thanks, Paul” come back as “Great, thanks Phil!”
Post # 7
I completely agree: super annoying. This doesn’t happen to me because my name is so long people have to check before they hit send. What usually happens though is that people refuse to read my last name outloud. I’ve had professors literally go TLDNR durring role call! It bothers me soo much cause my name isn’t complicated… it just has a lot of letters… they’re just being lazy >:(
Post # 8
I get people giving me nicknames all the time.
My name is Katherine (and sometimes Kat).
People who have never met me will send e-mails to:
It is annoying, but what are you going to do?
Post # 9
Most of the time I don’t care, and if my email address was something like “[email protected]’ or whatever, then fine….but it’s ‘[email protected]’ , so you had to type it in the “to” field! COME ON PEOPLE.
Ok, NOW end rant.
Post # 10
One of my work bosses STILL spells my name with an “H”! You would think after a few months of working in the cubicle next to me he would know how to spell it! As a fellow Sara(no H) I feel your pain!
Post # 11
@Potatoes: The “h” isn’t even necessary anyway, lol.
Post # 12
I hear you. Most people spell my name just fine. Every once in a while someone at Starbucks will get all creative and spell my name Jenniffer or Jennipher. Um, no…it’s just Jennifer. Like millions of other Jennifers out there. My parents did not get all fancy with the spelling of my name, ok?
Post # 13
I know this feeling!!!! My name is Ann, and sooooo many people spell is AnnE, or AnnIE or AnnA! My name is ANN, not any of those other ones. The worst is when they do it in an email reply, where my name is clearly stated in the e-mail I sent them.
Post # 14
Lol, I hate this too, my full name is in my email address. I was getting a quote from a plumber, he wrote down my email address to email me a quote. The email got to me, so he spelt it properly, but the first line was Dear Miss XXX XXX spelt wrong! It’s not like he has an email I had sent to reply to, so that was even more stupid.
Post # 15
I hate that too! My name is Kelly. KellY…not Kelley, not Kellie, not Kelli…no, the originial KELLY!! My last name is Crossley…not Crosby, nor Cosby. Look and get it right. Also, if I’m working with your child, please know what my name is…don’t just call me “the speech teacher”. I am a speech therapist, not the “speech teacher” and get my name right!
I’m with ya, girl!
Post # 16
I agree!! My name is pretty basic…Katie…but people still spell it SO wrong! Like Caty or Catee or something like that. I’m pretty sure KATIE is the most common way to spell it, so please use that!