“What’s the biggest problem you have with your name?” Our 16 favourite responses
You might think that only the offspring of celebrities end up with name problems, such as Apple Martin, who’s probably going to be sued if she ever tries to become a computer entrepreneur, or Dweezil Zappa, who, well …is called Dweezil.
Author Marcus Vance shared the problem he has with his name, and wondered what other people had to deal with.
What's the biggest problem you have with your name?
My biggest problem?
Me: "Hi, I'm Marcus. Nice to meet you."
Business people: "Hi, Marcus. Do you go by Mark?"
Me: "No. If I did then don't you think I'd introduce myself as that?"
— Marcus Vance (@MarcusCVance) January 9, 2020
It turns out that they have a lot to deal with, and we really enjoyed these.
Starbucks staff: Name?
Me: It’s Huw
Me: No, Huw
Starbucks: Is that H-U-G-H?
Me: No it’s H-U-W
Starbucks: Is that Chinese?
Me: Call me Ed. https://t.co/8PrFBXSPhV
— Huw Edwards (@huwbbc) January 10, 2020
Me: I'm Lorn.
Them: Nice to meet you Lauren.
Them: Lawn? Like a lawnmore?
Me: No it has an r in it. Lorn.
Me: Lorn. Like Porn with an L.
Me: Nailed it. https://t.co/Q0y0x76Rw8
— Lorn Macdonald (@LornMacdonald_) January 12, 2020
"What's the biggest problem you have with your name?"
Where do I start… the internet!
The standard error message: "Last name must have at least 2 letters."
My personal all-time favorite: "Last name field cannot be in all caps." — Stanford college app in the early 2000s. https://t.co/BPdmVBBDcf
— Vivian U (@JustTheLetterU) January 12, 2020
My name is Saoirse.
"How do you spell that?"
"Whoa what's a weird collection of letters! What's that from??"
"You mean Gaelic?"
— Yer One (@MiseryVulture) January 11, 2020
True story from about 5 years ago.
Hotel receptionist: What’s your name?
Me: Jacqui Smith
Receptionist: I bet you’re glad you’re not that one.
— Jacqui Smith (@Jacqui_Smith1) January 11, 2020
"how do you say/spell that?"
"Isn't that a girl's name?"
being called during attendance sucked
yall get the point lol https://t.co/HqyqVEZEFW
— mycah (@mycah_serdenia) January 13, 2020
My surname is Pastor and I recieve regularly job offers to be a pastor in churches in the UK and US https://t.co/2mEwDTsXih
— LuisPas (@Luis_pastor) January 11, 2020
It was a perfectly fine name until the fall of 1990. https://t.co/Kw1orzrKCr
— Will "techpod.content.town" Smith (@willsmith) January 11, 2020