16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

1. You have a mild panic attack when a restaurant hostess asks for your name.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

Every. Time.

2. You immediately raise your hand as soon as there is a pause in roll call.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

The silence where the instructor is trying to sound it out becomes your name.

3. You still get birthday cards from your extended family with your name spelled wrong.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand
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Really? Yes, every year.

4. People on Facebook continuously spell your name wrong even when it is listed mere inches from the comment box.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

Seriously people? WTF.

5. People actually ask you if you are a foreigner.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

There is no reason to ask this question. Ever.

6. When giving your name, you just automatically spell it out of habit.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand
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7. You repeatedly get asked why your parents gave you “that name.”

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

Because they didn’t know I would be answering stupid questions about it the rest of my life. Sigh.

8. Literally 95% of your mail is spelled wrong.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

9. You’ve had to redo, reapply or resubmitt official documents because your name is spelled wrong.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand
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More than once.

10. You take extra care to spell people’s names right and take it personally when others do not.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

Just once people.

11. It actually makes your day when a stranger pronounces your name correctly.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand
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Somebody does care!

12. People actually question if you have misspelled your own name.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand
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Let me think back… um no.

13. Name tags give you nightmares.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand
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Especially if you can’t write your own name. The horror.

14. When wearing said nametag people still call you “hey you!”

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

I can’t hear you… la la la.

15. You have given up correcting people, but you keep a running list and misspell their name at the next opportunity.

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand
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You’ve been invited Pjennifer!

16. You will never name your children, dogs, fish or stuffed animals anything weird.

You will never name your children, dogs, fish or stuffed animals anything weird.

You don’t need that kind of confusion in your life.

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