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Drewski
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(Original post by fredscarecrow)

..that makes more sense.

Hehe, I know the feeling. The best spelling for my name was 'Treasoure' [My name's Teresa...]
See, that's quite nice, somebody obviously thought quite highly of you
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Always, it's Polish.
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People can't pronounce my surname, but i'm not particularly fussed. I've only met one person who could say it but that was because she was Greek. And it's never spelt right either.
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(Original post by Drewski)
See, that's quite nice, somebody obviously thought quite highly of you
;laugh;

Well, it's an easy mistake to make, I suppose
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Surname is Skuce.

It's not that bloody hard Have gotten Skunk and Skull before :rolleyes:
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(Original post by fredscarecrow)
;laugh;

Well, it's an easy mistake to make, I suppose
Ha!


Seriously though, as much as I've seen different spellings of Teresa [either with or without 'h's], I'm still not all that clear on how you could get it wrong!

Thankfully, Andrew is pretty mundane. Surname - not so much.:rolleyes:
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People get scared when you say Di Mambro to them. And without reason, because the spelling's completely phonetic.
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I have about 5 names at work: Alice (anyone who calls me that gets my GRRRRRR!! face), Al, Ally (my actual damn name) Alison, Alyssia.
I've given up correcting everybody. Mainly because i get the 'ooh, like Ally McBeal, LOL' thing every damn time.
Ij just send mental bullets in their general direction ;yes;
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(Original post by Thud)
Always, it's Polish.

:dito:

And they always try to tell me its French
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Yes I always get called Bull.
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People very rarely spell my surname correctly; though, should I actually point out I spell it with a ph instead of a v people sigh at me. Meh, also, they're often bemused by the fact that it's double-barrelled. It's not that hard to stick a hyphen in.
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Try explaining to everyone that your full name is Alysabeth, "no not Elisabeth, not Elizabeth, Aly-sa-beth!" It's got to the point now that I tell people my name is just Beth.
Plus the fact that someone once said Alysabeth sounds like a hookers name kind of put me off it :eek:
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(Original post by Antonia87)
My name is Antonia Sinfield.

Throughout my entire life I've been called the following:

Antonia Synfield
Antonia Seinfeld
Antonia Cynfield
Antonio Sinfield
Antonio Sinfeeld.

Anyone?
Welcome to my life
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My last name is ALWAYS spelt or pronounced wrong. ugh.
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Considering how common "Sarah" is, you'd think that people would spell it right...but nevertheless, I've seen
Sareah
Saira
Shara
Sarha
...Most people call me Sadie because if you ever call out "sarah!" in the corridor at school, or out shopping, you get 10 people turning round (and when I was little my best friend couldn't say 'Sarah'-I was Sad-eh instead, so it turned into Sadie) But even for that I get:
Sady
Sadey
Sadiy
Saydey
Saydy
...
*despair*
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My surname is almost alwyas pronounced or spelt wrong.
If I tell someone my name I'm in the habit of just spelling it anyway.
And if I don't tell it to them the make a guess and get it quite wrong.
Although to be fair, if I didn't have the name I wouldn't know how to say it! As it is from my Austrian grandfather.
So generally only German speakers get it right.

As with my first name, I think only people with accents seem to say it wrong.
Which bugs me.
I've been asked a couple of time how to spell it and I simply reply " the normal way".
Becaus ethere are no need for h's or y's or even extra a's in Megan.

My friend Joanna hates it when people get her name wrong, she is always being called Joanne.
Can people not tell the difference between A and E?
Because its not an uncommon name.

[reason for edit - made a stupid typo!]
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my surname is silverthorne
loads of people forget the e on the end
that annoys me but not loads
and lots of people say silverstone as well, no idea why
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Yes. With both my names. x.x;

It's Charli.

Not Charlie. Not Charley.

And people struggle with both pronounciation and spelling of my second name.

Adaelisa (Aid-a-lee-sa)
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LMAO yes people spell my nickname wrong all the time - My nickname is Cassie, BUT I get get: Casey, Cassey, Kaysie, Kacey :rolleyes:

My surname, again people spell it wrong because its used as a girls first time, ie Lindsay is my surname but as you can imagine I get all sorts of spellings.
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all the time. you can pronounce in two different ways, but we don't use the most obviously phonetic one.
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