ANSWERS: 100
  • It drives me crazy when people misspell and mispronounce my last name.. Its Jameson! Easy, right? Nope, everyone pronounces it completely wrong even though I have a name thats similar to a famous porn star!
  • It only bothers me when my mother does it.
  • I don't like it when people spell my name "Alison." There's supposed to be two "l"s. It just looks ridiculous with one...
  • It sends me into proxysms of unadulterated anger. They could at least ask me the spelling rather than guessing (mostly wrongly!)
  • I do not care.
  • It does annoy me. One of my grandma's always mispelled it. My name is Lindsay so there's lots of ways to spell it.
  • I'll excuse anyone other than my relatives. I have three relatives that have been recently misspelling my name Christy.
  • They never spell my first name right and always ask how to say it and they always say my last name wrong so I am use to it. In fact one of my teachers sent a note to my father that i was to stupid to spell my own name. Needless he had a very strong talk with her. first name sharon (spelled Scharron) last name Bader with the short a sound as in Bayder not bad-er.
  • My name has been misspelled and mispronounced so much in my life, it takes me by surprise when someone writes/says it correctly. It makes no difference to me. It used to bother me. I wrongly assumed that it was a lack of respect for them not to take the time or care to know what my name is. I am so over it. I answer to pretty much anything that resembles my name.
  • no one messes up my first name... it's a no brainer
  • When I was younger my name was Carol Keogh, Then I got married for the first time and my name became Carol Ratliff, now my name is Carol Akamine. So I guess by now you can tell that noone ever pronouced any of my last names correctly. Also some people for some reason like to add an "e" to my first name.
  • Yes and my last. People just make up whatever they want for the ending and with surprisingly regularity they butcher Andy (Andi or Andie). My last name is Andersen (note the E) not Anderson. I actually had somebody tell me I had spelled my last name wrong on a form once.
  • Yeah I sometimes get it but mainly for my surname, I dont really mind though and I tend to automatically spell it out to people now
  • no but it pisses me off when i go to the doctors for my daughter and they call me to the second window in spanish! her last name is cruz so i guess all people with spanish names dont know english!
  • I'm pretty much used to it. My first name is ridiculously hard to spell.
  • I don't really care, unless they spell is "Andi" which is the female version! AHHH!
  • Meh. Doesn't bother me. What does bother me is when people insist on pronouncing my last name (Madden) as "Maiden".
  • Actually, it kind of does. My name is spelled with an "h" and people rarely spell it the "right" (that is, MY)way.......I know I shouldn't be bothered, but I am!
  • I'm Deborah, and the spelling needs clarifying everytime. Yes it does annoy me when people misspell it, but I suppose we have our parents to blame?? Because of prenounciation and the variations in the spelling, and with the increased number of new names that are being made up, that sound the same as older versions, but parents wanting their childs name to be unique, so they add extra letters where they are not needed, or just spell it completely different to the original spelling of the name and how we pressume it should be spelt. My second name also gets spelt incorrectly most of the time, it's Anne, yet prenounced Annie, and it's very confusing, because if I say my second name is Annie, that is how people go ahead and spell it, but that's not their fault, I expect it's just as annoying, as I really hate having to ask someone to spell their name for me ;-)
  • It doesn't really bother me, unless it's on some sort of official document. My husband hates that people always add an 'S' to our last name. He takes it very personally.
  • If a misspelled word drove me crazy, I would be a basket case.
  • well I shortened my name from victoria to tori so it would be easier to spell for some people and it still gets spelled like torie, tory, vicki, vicky, vicytorya and plenty more. its definately frustrating
  • Never happened -- how are you going to misspell the 10th letter of the alphabet? It does get on my nerves a bit when they mispronounce my last name (it's "So-Lay", like the circus); but since I changed my last name to Soleil when I married my wife, I suppose I brought it upon myself...
  • it doesnt bother me. cause i know that i usually misspell other peoples names.
  • my aunts and uncles still cant spell my name im 19 and no matter what i always get eric when i spell it with a k idk i guess 19 years of it and i dont care any more
  • What about when people can't even pronounce your first name? ... My name is Kristen, but I hear all sorts of different things!
  • Drives me f*cking insane. People try and spell my name Emily when clearly my name is spelled E-M-A-L-E-E and I get so sick of it! I even explain to them over and over yet on my rodeo placing sheets, they mark "Emily ____ in first for saddle bronc" and I'm tired of it. So it drives e up the wall and out of the house.
  • well, you'd actually be surprised how many people spell sarah wrong... mainly "Sara".. but i have had a "shara"
  • It's incredibly annoying, but it happens to me all the time. With both friends and family because they get in a hurry and add an extra letter.
  • What drives me crazy is when people ask me to spell my name over the phone for their own records. My thought is, why do I care how you spell my name, sound it out...dee dee dee
  • don't bother me anymouse
  • yes it kills me when people misspell my first name... it's a simple first name...
  • My name is Chris and my neighbour called me Chris for about 3 weeks when I first moved into my flat. One morning we saw each other as I was going to work and she called me Colin. I looked around and saw there was no- one else around and I thought- 'I know she's talking to me, She knows she's talking to me.' 'Good morning Helen' I replied. She has proceeded to call me Colin for about 3 years now, and as long as we both know she's referring to me, I don't see what the problem is. So no, I wouldn't mind if someone spelled my name wrong, as long as we both know it's me being referred to. I also take a perverse satisfaction in the knowledge that one day, sooner or later, I'll have to tell this poor woman she's been calling me the wrong name for 3 years.
  • my name is spelled so many different ways, that i am used to seeing it spelled Catherine, Cathryn, Catheryn, Katherine, Katheryn, and even Kathren. but mine is spelled Kathryn and i have a double name, so it is actually Mary Kathryn and everyone always calls me Mary, which drives me insane!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I hate it when i have to spell my name "Donna" how hard is that? My husband gets letters for Christophe his name is christopher. I tell him christophe sound more exotic lol
  • I don't think that there is anything more important to people than their own name. I think it shows a tremendous lack of respect on people who refuse to learn it correctly.
  • Yes, because it changes it completely. Carolyn ..NOT Caroline! Not that Caroline isn't a very nice name...it's just not mine.
  • Nah.. as long as they know who I am, I can live with it. I'll still correct them, of course. I DOES, however, annoy a lot when people call me Jakob. It's not as frequent after I started growing long hair and lost a lot of weight, but when I was younger, people who couldn't quite remember my name ALWAYS, and I mean always, called my Jakob. Btw, my real name is Rasmus.. can't figure out what those two names have in common
  • Yes it does ! My first name is only four letters long and super easy to spell and pretty common, so someone would pretty much have to be a total moron to mess it up .
  • yes! i spell my name "Meagan" people always spell it wrong.
  • it drove me crazy at first...but i got use to it...im glad i have a unique name..
  • YES! I get Derrick Derrik Derik Derrek Derick And it's even worse when people spell my REAL name wrong...
  • It depends. Both my first and surnames are unusual, so since childhood I've been used to most people misspelling/mispronouncing them. Therefore I don't mind it if strangers misspell my first name, but if someone I do know keeps misspelling it, it annoys me. After all, that's just ignorance. Fortunately it doesn't happen much : )
  • It doesn't really drive me crazy when people do that.
  • It bothers me because i have an average name that is spelled uniquely
  • I don't think it bothers me, I kind of find it funny. My daughters name is Lillian, some spell it Lilly, we spell it like the flower,Lily. My son is Zachary, we spell it Zach, because that is how it is written in his name(my hubby and I argued about that one for a long time). It only bothers me when it's done on purpose just to be mean. :)
  • um. not really, my name is spelled different than most people would spell it,.. but it does irritate me that after 4 years my step dad still cant get it right!!
  • Only when they get it right in your email address and then spell it wrong when they start the email.....
  • My daughter was named Lindsay but people were always spelling it Lindsey and it bugged the heck out of her! So, to make sure know one would get it confused any more, she had it legally changed to Linzy lol.
  • i've never seen anyone misspell Peggy, but i don't think i'd care
  • Yes it does. My name is Jeana, but so many people add another "N" so it's Jeanna! Even on legal documents that were spelled right the first time! sheesh. :p
  • not really it's usually when they mispronounce that bothers me more
  • It does but since we have moved to Florida it has not happenned. What happens is my last name is always being mispelled and it drives me crazy. I was born and raised in Italy and my name was not used much back in the 70's. It also started with the letter J which is rarely used there so my name was always being spelled with a G which I really hated. It was so frustrating. There they spelled my last name correctly being an Italian last name but here in the U.S. it is the reverse. They spell my first name right but not my last name. Can't win. Why am I never escaping this? I just hope they don't make a spelling error on my grave marker one day or I will be upset. Might even haunt them.
  • That is a big pet peeve of mine. Especially at work when my name is in the e-mail. Since my name is somewhat common now thanks to Britney Spears, alot of people spell my name like hers automatically... it's actually spelled Britni... so easy yet so hard for so many?
  • It's kind of a nuisance, especially since it's such a simple, simple name. 4 little letters, that's it. Plus it's a traditional spelling so it should be so easy. People mispronounce it all the time too, which again is crazy because it's such an easy, simple name.
  • It's a little annoying. Sometimes people spell it 'Mellisa' or 'Milissa' My husband is a horrible speller, and when we were first dating I had to always correct him. The first time he spelled it right was in a love note he left in my car, and I had to look again, because I had gotten so used to seeing it spelled wrong by him, that when he got it right, it looked wrong.
  • Not really. Even I temporarily thought my name was spelled "Brain", when I reached level 40. ;)
  • Given that I go by Tim and its only 3 letters, I get pretty upset when they screw it up.
  • Well, I used to care a whole lot. My first name is Sarah, pronounced 'ser-ah' and it used to get me all riled up when someone would call me 'sah-ra' or spell it Sara. Then I went to Italy on exchange, and I didn't get 'ser-ah' or 'Sarah' for two months, so now I couldn't care less. In fact, a lot of people call me Sara, and even I call myself Sara now - you might have noticed my screen name. When I've been talking Italian a lot, I have a tendency to keep calling myself Sara for a few hours afterwards.
  • yeah it is kinda annoying but whats more annoying is when people mispronounce it, now THAT drives me crazy
  • Yes it does. How hard is Robin? I get Robbin (sooo stupid) and Robyn. At work, I have been waiting for over four months for them to get it right in our computer system.
  • Many people spell my name Kelly instead of the way it is spelled for me. Does not bother me. I have gotten use to it.
  • It does drive me crazy. My name is Toni and people spell it Tony all the time.
  • yeah they usually never put enough or too many "m"s it's just Cammmm cant you see??? :D:D:D:D:D:D
  • I have a friend, Candace, and people spell it "CAN DANCE" 80% of the time. Another 10% spell it "CAN DICE." It drives her crazy.
  • I am used to it. I have a very Dutch name that's spelled differently even in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium, let alone in other countries.
  • it doesnt really bother me most people spell it Harley or Harlie i just tell them its two ee's and its all good. I just hate it when ive told someone like 30 times and they still spell it wrong.
  • I knew someone that always complained that her name, Charity was not spelled Chastity.
  • oops double post. please flag.
  • For me it makes no difference. I know how to spell my name and that is all that matters.
  • Only if its on my pay-check. And the bank won't let me cash it.
  • Yes, it does. However my name is very common in the Country I live in so that never happens. What they do mispell is my last name and all the time. I hate that.
  • my daughters name is "Vikki" and when she went in to Reception she had 6 books before they got her name right. The seventh book had been spelled correct. 1)Victoria=Wrong 2)Vicky=Wrong 3)Vikky=Wrong 4)Vickie=Wrong 5)Vikkie=Wrong 6)Vickiy=Wrong 7)Vikki=Finally Right :)
  • surely
  • It doesn't bother me at all. My parents gave me a common name with an uncommon spelling. When I have to give my name officially, I just spell it for them. I never had a personalized license plate on my bike, though...
  • I used to correct people when they mispelled my name. I'm so used to it now that I only correct someone when it's something important like my passport, driver's license, etc.
  • Well my name is Daniela and most people have two 'l's but i only have one but some people insist on putting the two ls. Also i get called Danielle hell of alot when i clearly tell them its Daniela, especially when i go bowling and give my name they right Daniel(which is a boys name) or Danielle, no my damn name is Daniela!!
  • It depends on who spells it wrong. If it's a substitue teacher or someone who doesn't know me, then I'll understand. But, if it's a family member i will flip out on them, especially since I'm pretty close to almost all of my family members.
  • yup. names mahaleigh. hardly anyone spells it right. or says it right. damn its just haley with mah, so...how hard is that to read? l0l
  • The graveyard is full of people who misspelled my name. BUT- did I care in the end? No. Not one single bite.
  • i do its brIan not brYan! dammnit!
  • My name has been mispelled all my life! -My uncle had a bible inscripted with my name on it...spelled wrong of course! -All my yearbooks....spelled wrong. -The sign in sheet for the meetings at work, wrong. -My school records. -My high school diploma! -My dad even spells it wrong on my christmas cards! -My mail -Thats why I go by my nickname. It doesn't bug me when strangers do it...but my dad??? Damn if you know me, spell it right!
  • Everyone has always misspelled my last name... Im so used to it, it never had bothered me and it never will.
  • my high school kept on miss-spelling my name and once my dad phoned me up to ask me what year i was born in, but i dont care about it:)
  • I'm used to it, to be honest. There are at least three spellings of my name, and most people use the most popular, and mine is probably the second most popular.
  • I couldn't care less. I used to care, but it happened so often, I got over it. I bet, reading that, you must think I have a really complicated or unusual name! (My user name isn't my real name.) In fact, I don't, my name is pretty normal (normal for the Western world, anyway), which makes it kind of funny -- if I hadn't encountered them, I would never have dreamt of all the ways my name could be spelled -- or pronounced (my name has two syllables, and either one can be stressed, and also either one can be pronounced with a French accent, so I hear all sorts)! In fact, I think it spurred me to think of my name in a very open way. I mean, I interpret all forms of my name (masculine forms, ethnic forms, etc.) to be "my name." Like, if the credits are rolling, and a variant of my name comes up, I'll say "Look! That's my name!" And sometimes people say, "What? No it isn't," because technically it isn't, but I see it as a continuum of my name...does that make sense?
  • It drives me MAD Ive gone my whole life with it mis-spelled, pronounced wrong or pronounced ridiculously!
  • not my first name but when people say my last name wrong that frustrates me even though it is kind of hard to spell
  • Lately it's been driving me crazy because nobody ever used to misspell it. In the past couple years people have spelled Matthew with only one 'T'.
  • It's pretty annoying, that's why parents should be very careful not to give their child a very unique name that goes beyond people's normal way of thinking.
  • No - I could not care less. If I could care less than I would not be as indifferent as I am.
  • yes!!!! especially my last name its frias and people pronounce it free-ass or fry-ass ughhhhhh
  • not really bother me. but i do find it annoying that they cant pronouce Evan. its not a big word.
  • I am Robin with an i instead of y and people misspell it all the time... I really don't care. But my son in law persist in spelling my name Robben! Now that drives me nuts!
  • I dont remember if I've answered this question before or not and there's so many answers already, I dont wanna go thru them all. But, I'm kinda used to it. People never spell my real name right nor can they pronounce it right either.
  • Most people don't misspell it and if they did, I really wouldn't care.
  • My name isn't hard to spell [Joy] But if someone misspelled it, it wouldn't bother me.
  • Hey. My name is Kellie and it drives me spare when people spell it Kelly. When I see it I feel it's not my name. It annoys me too that people will guess that's how I spell it when I'm there and they can ask me. I've been at my job for abut 12 years and they still get it wrong. I feel like im nagging when I correct them!!
  • if they misspell my name, they don't know me well enough. if they don't know me well enough, they're opinion/stupidity doesn't matter to me.
  • I should expect it. I chose to spell my name in a unique way.

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