If you have a name that is even slightly out of the norm, then I’m sure that you know the challenges that come with it. People can’t pronounce it, or spell it, or remember it or on and on and on. That’s why as someone whose name is not spelled the way most expect it to be, I really got a kick out of these #GrowingUpWithMyName tweets that perfectly describe our struggle!
Now that I am a mother, I see my own uniquely-named daughters facing similar issues and all I can do is help them deal with it with a sense of humor. So for all the people who have names that others can’t seem to grasp, this one is for you!
11 #GrowingUpWithMyName Tweets That Describe the Struggle
You become accustomed to no one ever spelling it right on the first try. Ni modo.
#GrowingUpWithMyName no one spelling it right on the first try
— m. (@ohmvrilyn) August 8, 2016
As a student, you almost feel sorry for your sub.
when the teacher/sub taking attendance then they come to pause…I be like ???? “here we go” #GrowingUpWithMyName
— darojanae. (@CANDYKiiSSES_) August 1, 2016
If your name is in Spanish, you have to settle for the closest English version or go without a souvenir.
#GrowingUpWithMyName for souvenirs there was always an Alexandra, but not an Alejandra ????????
— alejandra ruiz (@aalejandraruizz) August 8, 2016
Freakin’ auto correct!
#growingupwithmyname it takes me a million years to type my name because of auto correct????
— Mika Gabay (@22_akim_22) July 24, 2016
And it’s not just people who have a hard time with your name.
— storms (@stormi920) July 7, 2016
You learn to answer to anything that sounds even remotely like it might be your name.
#GrowingUpWithMyName people can’t pronounce it & when they do its a new way to say my name 🙂
— nejra vatreš (@nejravatres) August 8, 2016
You start to feel like a broken record, which is crazy because you don’t even own vinyl records.
— audrey austermiller (@_audrey_13_) July 5, 2016
At some point, you just give up and let people pronounce your name wrong because it saves you time and effort.
— Sian Murphy★卌 (@SianMurphy6) July 6, 2016
You get so tired of hearing the same old jokes.
— shynin ✨ (@oG_Swaze) July 25, 2016
And when someone actually gets your name right on the first try, you are so shocked you don’t even know what to do with yourself.
— E m i (@EmiMayling) July 25, 2016
Can you relate to any of these issues?