(Closed) NWR, I know this seems small, but it drives me NUTS….

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
Member
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
Member
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
Member
13012 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
Member
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
Member
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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:

Kate

Katie

Kath

Kathy

etc

It is annoying, but what are you going to do?

Post # 10
Member
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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 # 12
Member
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
Member
1278 posts
Bumble bee

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
Member
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
Member
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
Member
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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!

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