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.

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.

Learning To Spell It In School

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

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.


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

Substitute Teachers

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


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

When People Say It’s “Unique”

But the way they say it sounds kind of shady.

When People Ask You Where It’s From

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

Correcting People All The Time

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


Because it just refuses to recognize your name.

The Black Name Debate

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

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.

Talking to Customer Service

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

When Your Date Can’t Pronounce It

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

Seeing Your Name In Print

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

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