Is My Name Really That Weird?

  • Harleen Winchester.

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    @ arthur dent
    Actually, I think you are James Collier deep down inside. You could totes build robots and whatnot.
    December 11th, 2013 at 06:08am
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    @ Harleen.
    total pseudonym right there. omg. i'm planning out a career in astronomy and/or physical science, and if i don't make it there, neurology! c:
    December 11th, 2013 at 06:10am
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    December 12th, 2013 at 12:48am
  • Mini Mindfreak Casey

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    I'm not sure if I've posted on this before but my name is Casey. It's pretty eh. It drives me up the wall when people pronounce it as Cassie. Cassie is a completely different name. It's CASEY. I've been called Caysay, Cassie, Cosoy, KC, Spacey Casey and KFC... I hate it.
    March 15th, 2014 at 07:30am
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    I never thought there could be so many mispronunciations of my name. I've discovered a new one when I visited
    my ma in Japan. The ones I'm used to for my name, Rianne (REE-ann), are usually: Ree-awn-uh, Ree-ann-uh,
    Rain, Rae-ann, and I've even gotten Renée. But I've had the pleasure of hearing two Japanese people pronounce
    my name as "Ree-ann-ee." I have no words for this new development.
    March 15th, 2014 at 11:29am
  • Rebell

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    My name is Haley, so it's pretty easy. Except that everyone always thinks I say Kaylee. Which sucks.
    Also no one can spell Haley. They'll go for: Hailey, Hayley, Hayleigh, and Halley before they'll sell it Haley. But mostly it's the fact that it can be misheard as other names. But I actually really like my name, because it isn't odd, but it's not common either.
    I just wish people would stop calling me Kaylee.
    March 16th, 2014 at 12:21am
  • clint barton.

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    My name's Rachael, so it's not uncommon or anything, but the spelling is a pain in the ass! I'm used to spelling out my name whenever someone asks because they're going to write it down, and half of the time it still gets misspelled. And what's worse, in most emails I write or anything like that where the name is written out right in front of everyone's face, they still manage to misspell it back to me. I can never figure out if I'm supposed to correct that, or just continue subtly spelling it right and hoping that they notice.

    And then I usually go by Rae now, because it's easier, but even that's almost always misspelled Ray. /shrug. You'd think I'd be used to it by now.
    March 16th, 2014 at 01:49am
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    @ addictedsevenfold.
    Just wanted to say that the email thing happens to me all the time. My name is literally in my email address. And I always sign it, but somehow I always get it back spelled the wrong way.
    I don't correct them. I just sign my name the right way every time and hope one day they'll realize they've been spelling it wrong forever.
    March 16th, 2014 at 07:42am
  • Mini Mindfreak Casey

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    10 months later and Casey is still being pronounced Cassie like ???
    January 12th, 2015 at 06:20am
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  • bellamy blake

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    I'm convinced that my parents were out to get me when they chose a name for me, because I can't seem to catch a break either way lmfao

    My first name is Jana, and I went by that name up until I was in about seventh or eighth grade, and it was such a hassle for me because no one could pronounce it properly Facepalm Everyone wanted to call me "Jay-nah" like "Dana," when it's really "Jan-ah" like Hannah, and it didn't help that there was another girl a few grades over me who spelled her name the same way but used the opposite pronunciation.

    I started going primarily by my middle name, which is Kandi, before I started high school. Fortunately, it's not difficult to pronounce and it's the name I associate more with myself, but having what's considered to be a stripper or porn star name has its own different set of challenges, especially since I apparently have the "sluttier" spelling of it Rolling Eyes

    "Jana" is from an 80s cartoon called Jana of the Jungle, and "Kandi" was my mother's little sister's name, and then my last name happens to be the same as a global fast food chain, so I got a lot of the jokes growing up asking me if I was the daughter of a certain red-headed, burger-peddlin' clown. Can't catch a break Facepalm

    There are still some relatives and childhood friends that will use the double name "Jana Kandi" on me, and I'll answer to all three, but for the most part, the people closest to me either call me "K" or "Kandi."
    March 5th, 2015 at 07:51pm
  • ghostfalls.

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    My name is Valen, short for Valentina, and a lot of people comment on how unique it is, and I've gotten quite a bit of people pronouncing it as Vae-lyn or something.
    July 6th, 2015 at 06:17am
  • Braille

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    People always misspelled my name. They put 'Y' instead of 'I' in Toni. Plus, they always thought I am a guy because of my name until they see me XD
    July 10th, 2015 at 07:16pm
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    I mean Abigail isn't really a weird name but people used to make fun of me by calling me "A bagel"

    It always hurt my feelings because I've always been heavier and people called me that until my sophmore year. It doesn't bother me much anymore, though.
    October 15th, 2015 at 01:31am
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    My name is Deyla (pronounced Day-lah), and it's supposed to be Arabic...I don't think it is?
    October 16th, 2015 at 04:26am
  • KiddoOverload

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    I think I have posted it here before but never explained.
    My name is Annizette, I'm named after a famous danish singer named Anisette coppel (my parents thought to make it more unique they would spell it different than hers)
    I find it okay when people can't spell my name right, honest mistake, what I can't stand is people pronouncing it wrong.
    It's not "annelisette" or "Lisette", it's not that hard to get right. :(
    October 29th, 2015 at 10:48am
  • joelkanitz

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    My name is Eve Winters. The amount of Christmas Eve and winter's eve jokes I've heard over the years are appalling. I used to really dislike my first name but I don't so much any more; it's unique! I hardly ever meet anybody called Eve.

    But, I used to have a friend called Adam when I was a kid... you can imagine the teasing we got for that.
    December 4th, 2015 at 03:53pm
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    Also, my youngest cousin is named Matilda... everyone comments on how beautiful and unusual it is. We nickname her Mattie, and her parents call her Tiggy sometimes because that's a personal nickname they started using when she was born.

    But one of her uncles calls her Tilly as a nickname and her mother hates it. :')
    December 4th, 2015 at 03:57pm
  • VixL

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    My name is Imani. I never got teased about it, it's just that usually people can't pronounce it. It's a slightly common-ish (emphasis on the "ish") name with black Americans. It's supposed to be pronounced as "ee-mah-nee". But most people usually say "i-mah-nee" or "eh-man-nee" unless I correct them. There was a time when I was in High School and I hated the fact that everyone was mispronouncing my name. So, I tried to get people to just call me "Faith", which is what my name supposedly means according to the Kwanzaa book my mom used to have. But that never stuck.

    Nowadays, I don't really care how people pronounce my name lol I appreciate my mom naming my siblings and I common-ish names. We have names that aren't that familiar, but aren't unheard of either. So, it's like we're in this middle place. My twin's name is Armani (like the expensive suit company). I have a sister named Angel. And my other brothers' names are Xavier, Tyson (like the fighter), and Malachi (like the Bible book).
    August 16th, 2018 at 07:13pm