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post Jan 25 2016, 06:43 PM
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I've noticed the hashtag '#GrowingUpWithMyName' has been going down quite well on Twitter and wanted to know if you guys had any similar anecdotes.

Was there anything notable about having your name? For example - it being too rare to ever find on those mugs/keyrings in shops, did people ever spell/pronounce it wrong, was it hard to come up with nicknames? Have seen many examples of this on social media and found it quite intriguing.

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post Jan 25 2016, 06:44 PM
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My particular annoyance was that people called me JANE in primary school. Nah m8 it's spelt with a 'D'
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post Jan 25 2016, 06:46 PM
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post Jan 25 2016, 06:47 PM
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QUOTE(Jade @ Jan 25 2016, 06:44 PM) *
My particular annoyance was that people called me JANE in primary school. Nah m8 it's spelt with a 'D'

i always look round when someone says jade

other than that think jakes a bit too basic to have an anecdotes about
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post Jan 25 2016, 06:47 PM
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Pretty lucky with mine finding keyrings and that, and also nicknames were pretty easy as my main nicknames are basically just shorter versions of Samantha!
However so many teachers often call me by my surname as it can be a first name as well and it is so annoying, especially as our school register system is an utter mess!
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post Jan 25 2016, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE(Alejandjob @ Jan 25 2016, 06:46 PM) *
no.

Surely you must have a barrel of anecdotes Bonquiqui
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post Jan 25 2016, 06:50 PM
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Not really.
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post Jan 25 2016, 06:52 PM
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My first name doesn't have a good story to it but people coming up with 80 different pronunciations of my ethnic surname was a bit annoying.
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I've never had that awkward "who me? or the other guy? oh right oops" moment with mine cool.gif

there's never been another adam in my class

or a trevor
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post Jan 25 2016, 06:53 PM
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People just assume I have Joe as my nickname. Particularly teachers. I'm not a Joe at all lol, only people close to my tend to call me Joe affectionately which I don't mind so much. Just because most people prefer Joe to Joseph, doesn't mean I do mad.gif
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post Jan 25 2016, 06:55 PM
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I've never been able to find my name on a mug/keyring/socks cry.gif I've also only ever met one other Grant in all my 23 years laugh.gif
People also always used to say it wrong, they made it sound posher than it was. It's Grant as in "ant" not Grant as is "ont" I used to have a teacher call me GrOnt.
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post Jan 25 2016, 07:02 PM
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Grunt>>>>>
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post Jan 25 2016, 07:06 PM
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My name is spelt differently to my variation 99% of the time so I have to correct people at least once a day. And my last name is a one-letter-different variation of a popular last name so I have to correct them on that too >:(
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post Jan 25 2016, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE(JosephMendes @ Jan 25 2016, 06:53 PM) *
People just assume I have Joe as my nickname. Particularly teachers. I'm not a Joe at all lol, only people close to my tend to call me Joe affectionately which I don't mind so much. Just because most people prefer Joe to Joseph, doesn't mean I do mad.gif

This used to be me [in primary I was definitely a Daniel], but after a while in year 7 with everyone including teachers calling me Dan I got used to it and now I prefer Dan to Daniel laugh.gif

also funnily enough I've never had another Daniel in my year group despite the name apparently being really common.
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post Jan 25 2016, 07:10 PM
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When I was in school all the other Cameron's were known as Cammy so I was always known as the only Cameron laugh.gif
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post Jan 25 2016, 07:12 PM
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I've got such a common name, at school there were at least 3 other people who have the same first name as me (and usually a few who had the same surname as well). It's no wonder I adopted a different pseudonym when I started posting on message boards.
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post Jan 25 2016, 07:20 PM
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There was always at least one other person in my class or anywhere with my name so I was always known as 'Tom D' or something of the sort. Also you could always tell which teachers knew me well from the ones that called me 'Tom' and the ones that still called me 'Thomas' (My cousins called me 'Tommy' which can DIE puke.gif)

My surname was always harder to tell people what it is and how to spell it.


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the variations of my name KILL me. it's not lotty, lotte, or lottie, IT'S LOTTI.

also people are usually surprised when they find out my name is actually Charlotte.
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Pretty sure my name is the one with the most alternative spellings, I learned at a young age just to give up on correcting people rolleyes.gif Could never find my name on keyrings etc and if i did it was spelled differently, I'd always complain to my parents about not spelling my name the 'normal' way but they'd just tell me that they had a long debate whether to use e-y or a-y and the a spelling was meant to be used for males or as a surname and my way is the feminine, according to their baby name books laugh.gif

My middle name is my mums maiden name and Cameron's is my dad's mums maiden name, his could double as a first name too and I was always jealous (still am a little bit cry.gif) as I thought having a first name as your middle name was really cool, doesn't help that my middle name is also spelled differently from the most common version too drama.gif
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post Jan 25 2016, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE(Cameron @ Jan 25 2016, 07:10 PM) *
When I was in school all the other Cameron's were known as Cammy so I was always known as the only Cameron laugh.gif

I had a toy camel called Cammy which sang when you squeezed it *.*
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