That’s Not How You Say It: Struggles Only People With Unique Names Can Understand

November 18, 2014  |  
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From Beyoncé to Blythe to Barack, these are the struggles only people with unique names can understand.

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Telling Someone Your Name In A Crowded Club

And you just nod “yes” at their third attempt so you won’t be standing there all day.

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Learning To Spell It In School

You had to tackle advanced spelling way before all of the other kids.

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Buying Souvenirs

Because “Kim” can always find her name, and you’re still looking through the shelves even though you know it’s not there.

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You’ve had to learn to listen to your actual drink order instead of whatever they think you said your name was.

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Substitute Teachers

Role call is always a nightmare. Might as well just raise your hand as soon as you hear them struggling.

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They know that this is only adorable for the people they don’t leave out, right?

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When People Say It’s “Unique”

But the way they say it sounds kind of shady.

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When People Ask You Where It’s From

Because you have to repeat the same explanation. Every time. Forever.

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Correcting People All The Time

And they repeat it right after you and still get it wrong.

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Because it just refuses to recognize your name.

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The Black Name Debate

Your name is controversial, but “Apple” and “Gwynnifer” aren’t?

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When People Can’t Seem To Get It Right

So you’ve just let that one co-worker call you the wrong name for years.

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Talking to Customer Service

Getting your name right is such a hassle that you avoid calling when you can.

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When Your Date Can’t Pronounce It

And you’re pretending that it’s cool but it’s really not.

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Seeing Your Name In Print

And not even being surprised when it’s spelled wrong. Again.

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