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    On my pastport, my name is spelt with two A's, but I've been writing one A for my whole life (dont ask why). For this thread lets pretend the name on my passport is aaron

    during my gcse years I was entered with my name aaron, but I wrote aron on all my exam papers. It somehow still went through (dont know how)

    now im doing A levels, I was evered into the sixthform with my name aron. and I wrote aron on all of my coursework so that's fine.

    But in my private a level (further maths, weekend college) they entered me as aaron (as on my passport), so it would look like aaron did the f.maths and aron did the other a levels at the sixthform. and should I write aron instead of aaron on my further maths exams(s) like I did at gcse's?

    should I just continue to write aron on all my future exams? and are universities extremely corporate about these things?

    add info: im doing AS, next year I am doing A2 and applying through ucas
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    bump, quite urgent
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    Not really that urgent is it? You don't exactly need an answer right now...
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Not really that urgent is it? You don't exactly need an answer right now...
    I'm sorry, but this isn't a light issue. I hear about people who face big problems because of things like this. My f.maths a level might not be valid. Universities I hear now a days are corporate about identity

    aron did the a levels at the sixthform, but aaron who did the f.maths spelt his name incorrectly as aron. This can be seen as two different people

    EDIT: and yes i do need help right now. I've just been entered for my exams, I doubt they can change it now. Why else would I make a thread about this? :facepalm:
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    I use two names...All my certicificates are using the shortened version of my name.
    But I do make sure that uni and that know that I prefer to use the shortened version.
    I think you can put down it in bracket.
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    (Original post by Wanischa)
    I use two names...All my certicificates are using the shortened version of my name.
    But I do make sure that uni and that know that I prefer to use the shortened version.
    I think you can put down it in bracket.
    ah wonderful. someone helpful

    so since they allow prefered name, I could say my real name is aaron but my prefered name is aron? but I'm getting my name changed in a couple of days, so I should just say my name is aron. are the flexible about these things?
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    Learn to spell your own name?
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    No don't think you should worry about it as long as they know it's your name a less of an "A" wouldn't make a difference.
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    If you've used it for years then stick with the shorter version, particularly if you're getting it changed officially.

    I wouldn't have thought it would stand in your way in any serious way, if you need to show certificates etc you can simply make the comment that it used to be spelt 'aa' but is now spelt 'a' and that some of your documents will have different spellings on. Get a new passport with the new name and you'll be fine.

    I know a Lucy who goes by Lucie simply because she likes it and it's never stood in her way that she changed it on a whim!!
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    PS. you certainly don't need to worry about being seen as two different people. Only if you start committing criminal offences would this become an issue of false identity. But no one is seriously going to dispute whether the same person who did the other a levels did the further maths too!
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    They rely on your centre and candidate number more.
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    Why do you spell it differently?
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    (Original post by JK471993)
    Why do you spell it differently?
    when I was little I found a really cool way of writing my name with 1 a. so I stuck with it and now it's routine
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    I had the same problem as yours and they had to re-issue my certificates with the name provided in the passports
    hope this helps.
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    Maybe you should ring up a couple of universities and get an idea for their policy around this.
 
 
 
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