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underpurplemoon from PDX May 21, 2012 - 11:39am

Is there a time where you, yourself, personally misspell your last name (your surname)?

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 21, 2012 - 11:51am

Only my middle name. 

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day May 21, 2012 - 12:43pm

no, but I always mispronounce it by Anglicizing it

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters May 21, 2012 - 12:44pm

Like, on purpose?

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underpurplemoon from PDX May 21, 2012 - 1:42pm

Matt, what is your middle name?

Nick, I Americanize the pronunciation of my surname all the time, but misspell it, never. I grr at people that put an "s" after it. It's Tran, not Trans.

Averydoll, not on purpose. Usually we correct things? Typos, I understand, but what if we've had that name for most of our lives? I'm trying to figure out if this person I'm conversing with is a fake or not because there can only be one last name. Is it Wilks or Wilkes? This happened on a number of occasions too. It's not just some temporary typo.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 21, 2012 - 2:17pm

It's hard to misspell Duff, but my mom misspells her maiden name, Peabody, a lot. It's because the name was originally Paybody and somewhere along the line it was changed. She varies between the two. She's also batshit insane, so it's quite possible you're conversing with a lunatic.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 21, 2012 - 2:22pm

@Lobster, I'll have to find my birth certificate and get back to you (packed away somewhere). I'm still not sure if I am spelling it right. I never use the damn thing. 

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underpurplemoon from PDX May 21, 2012 - 2:32pm

Anne of Green Gables..."That's Anne with an e."

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Bob Pastorella from Groves, Texas is reading murder books trying to stay hip, I'm thinking of you, and you're out there so Say your prayers, Say your prayers, Say your prayers May 21, 2012 - 3:05pm

It's Pastorella, with an 'a' at the end. Not an 'o' or an 'i', it's an 'a'. 

To pronounce it, imagine your formally introducing your Reverend Ella to someone, you would say, this is Pastor Ella. 

It's not Pastrami, or Patrenella, or even Pasterini. It's Pastorella. It's Sicilian. It means lucky shepherd. 

I tell most people my last name means Sexy Bald Man. Most people say, "how appropriate."

I NEVER misspell my name, though I do occasionally mispell misspell. <<<<<

 

 

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Jeremiah Murphy from Idaho is reading A Little Life May 21, 2012 - 3:37pm

MURPHY. Sometimes in haste I spell it MURRHY. Especially since I have to write my name about a 100 times a day at work.

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin May 22, 2012 - 12:36am

I tell most people my last name means Sexy Bald Man. Most people say, "how appropriate."

 

@Bob

There's a Kings of Leon parody (of this sex is on fire) by a local (Dutch) group that's been rocking the radio stations for a while called 'Sex Met Die Kale' (Sex with the bald). That could be your theme song.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 May 22, 2012 - 4:20am

Nope, real last name. I'm a real boy!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 22, 2012 - 4:43pm

Yeah, I have a few times. Mine is Anderson and I pause a half second between the A, the n and the d. I have when someone spoke to me or something distracted me looked up from the A and came back to the D, leaving out the N. It's a common last name, the only one/spelling I've ever had. No excuse, just something that happens. So yeah it happens. Now if it happens A LOT there is a back story, this might happen to me once every year or 3.

@Verbose - Are you not American? Which is cool if you aren't, I just thought you had said you were.

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underpurplemoon from PDX May 22, 2012 - 4:51pm

Dwayne, I'm American. My parents are both Vietnamese.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 22, 2012 - 5:37pm

Ah, that makes more sence.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons May 22, 2012 - 8:14pm

When I got married i sometimes used my husband's last name and sometimes didn't. It was confusing at the dry-cleaners sometime when I didn't know which name i put stuff under. I used both for a  long time.  But it got scary with the IRS. They thought I was two people, so I had to go with one name. I took his, years after we were married. Old fashioned, yes, but i don't care. It worked out.

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray May 23, 2012 - 11:18am

Mick-Kay

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 23, 2012 - 11:20am

@Cove My mom did the same thing -- they never audited her, but she used her own off and on for so long that we still get mail addressed to Laura Peabody (or Paybody.) She sometimes hyphenates it, sometimes uses just my father's. She officially changed it to Duff, though, and gave my sister and me our father's name. I think it's when her inner feminist rears up that she uses Peabody.

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind May 30, 2012 - 4:42pm

It's hard to mispell Parks, but I've had OTHER people mispell and mispronounce it as Park. To this day, my mailman calls me "Ms. Park." I remember when we first met. He was surprised I wasn't asian... especially since I receive a lot of packages from Korea, China, and Japan. 

It's even spelled PARK on my mailbox. I never bothered to correct him.

Now, my MIDDLE name? Because I've never really paid attention to my birth certificate, and because my mom has a tendency to change the way names are spelled when filling out said birth certificates, I'm not sure  I've ever spelled my middle name correctly.