What is in a name? It’s no secret that a person’s name can be the key to their success or the cause of their downfall in the grand scheme of things, but the ways that names can act as every day inconveniences are rarely considered.
That is until Twitter users decided to finally air out all the grievances that come with the worst things about their names.
They did not hold back.
Some were good sports.
i can’t wear hats without getting dr seuss jokes. also the irony of being allergic to cats. https://t.co/IZFPMv3ReD
— kat o’keeffe (@kat_tastic) August 30, 2018
‘is that with a y or an ie’
and then proceeding to spell it with an ie anyway https://t.co/aFKKtXgV60
— M O L L Y (@beauty_spectrum) August 30, 2018
As a longtime audio professional, I want to assure everyone that:
1) yes, my name is the same as the piece of technology you speak into to be heard and
2) yes, I have been reminded of that a lot https://t.co/c2a7v4VGqd
— Mike Rugnetta, Chair of Indefinite Studies (@mikerugnetta) August 30, 2018
For others, it was clear the name-calling had taken a toll.
“Please sir, can I have some more?”
“Whatchu talkin’ bout Willis?”
Now multiply that times 40 years and everyone thinking they’re the first to say either or both. Sigh. https://t.co/REMIMkvHu9
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 30, 2018
“I before E, except after C” is fucking bullshit, folks https://t.co/ff90gocY0J
— Neil Cicierega (@neilcic) August 30, 2018
What’s the worst thing about your name?
I always get people asking me if I’m ok.
If I’m ok.
If I’m ok.
— Annie (@HairyMcFairy) August 29, 2018
And then there were the poor, poor Alexas who never asked for this.
all was peaches until amazon came along and RUINED MY LIFE https://t.co/jCREtwGnuE
— Alexa Poletti ✨ (@AlexaPoletti) August 30, 2018
Until 2 years ago: being called Alexis, Alex, Alexandra, Lexi, Lexus–anything but my actual name
Now: Alexa, play Despacito https://t.co/o3kCfwiPpT
— Alexa Donne @ ATL+BookNet Fest (@alexadonne) August 30, 2018
“Alexa, how tall is Mount Everest”
“Alexa, what’s the weather like today?”
“ALEXA, pLaY dEsPACiTo” https://t.co/HbxVXb3pib
— Alexa (@UrsulasRVNGE) August 30, 2018
At the end of the day, there’s hardly a perfect name. Each one has its own set of inconveniences, and if you didn’t have one, what would people write on your paychecks? This is where people named “Cash” are lucky.