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my friend and i were talking about names and different spellings etc,… 
24th-Feb-2004 11:04 pm
my friend and i were talking about names and different spellings etc, and she mentioned that she dident like the name christina because it was like her name with an added (well changed letter) so here we go -

ME: why does christina bother you?
HER: oh ...how would you like an a at the end of your name?

*bangs head against wall*
my name is gloria
24th-Feb-2004 05:15 pm (UTC)
24th-Feb-2004 05:21 pm (UTC)
I can identify. My name is Sara, and I have been threatened with H.
24th-Feb-2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
My name is Sarah too..and most of the time people leave the H off. I hate that.
24th-Feb-2004 06:59 pm (UTC)
ohh, I know the story. My name is Yelena and it has been subject to these butcherings:
Yelenea (?!)

I sometimes want to smack these people
24th-Feb-2004 08:21 pm (UTC)
Oh man.. don't complain. My name is Parvaneh... no one can spell it or pronounce it. I think it's really depressing when a good friend spells my name Parvenah or something like that. Come on! I've known you for years! You can do better!! AAAGH!
24th-Feb-2004 10:34 pm (UTC)
my name is gwyn. gwYn. i get:
alice (i don't know where they get this one!)
green (again, what are the smoking?)
wren (my parents were not hippies!)
and the ocational
"wait. what's your name?"
"haha, like stephanie! sing for me!"
25th-Feb-2004 12:40 am (UTC)
Hey, Ilona is not a butchering. It's my name. :)

It gets annoying, though. My surname is spelled with "MP", when the more common form of it is written with two M's. More than half of the time, computers don't find my information because either a) they're searching with a wrong spelling or b) they originally put it in with a wrong spelling. Gah. It's just one letter, can't be that hard...
25th-Feb-2004 07:23 am (UTC)
Sorry about that. but still, Yelena is a common Russian name. YOU WOULD THINK THAT SOMEONE IN BRIGHTON WOULD LEARN TO WRITE IT CORRECTLY!!
*ahem* Sorry. LOL
25th-Feb-2004 07:36 am (UTC)
No, it's alright, I'm just saying. (I get confused with Russian names, since the way they're translitterated to English is quite different from the way we do it.) Thankfully people usually get my first name right.
25th-Feb-2004 10:35 am (UTC)
Actually, the whole transliteration thing gets quite confusing for those who aren't familiar with Russian - I know Russians who spell their names in English Yelena, Elena, Ilena, Yilena and Elana. There's no universally accepted transliteration system (in common with most other alphabets, I think?), so most Russians choose how they want to spell their name in the Roman alphabet.
25th-Feb-2004 10:45 am (UTC)
The spelling of Russian names is pretty unified in Finland, probably because we need to deal with it a lot. It's a question of preference, mostly, whether to spell it Jelena or Elena, but apart from that - no other spellings. It's much simpler than in English.
25th-Feb-2004 04:30 am (UTC)
I get my name butchered a lot, too...anything from "Nisa" to "Nessa" to "Nyassa" (I will never figure out how dozens of people have managed to change 'nyssa', a two-syllable word, to 'nyassa', a three syllable word..), to....a lot of weird things. I get "Melissa", too.

It's really not that hard people. N - Y - S - S - A.

26th-Feb-2004 12:21 am (UTC)
N - Y - S - S - S - A

Yeah, that was easy. :)
24th-Feb-2004 08:39 pm (UTC)
"I would like it very much, thank you."
26th-Feb-2004 02:22 am (UTC)
my name is Lindsey and it will always amaze me how often i get called Windy or Lindy. At this point i just expect people to misspell it(thanks to it being the male spelling and the feakish introduction of "cute" and alternative spellings) but geez, how the heck can you not SAY it right? I'll let it pass if english is not your first language but other wise...'cmon people it's not an uncommon name!
26th-Feb-2004 12:42 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I could go on and on about the name misspellings. My last name is Jonas. JonAs. Not Jones, Jonus, Jonis, Jonass, or JOHNSON..jeez. Grr. Sometimes I can't wait to marry a guy named Mr. Smith.
26th-Feb-2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
Just to jump on the misspelled name bandwagon, my name is Karin, but in my time I've been subjected to Karyn, Karen, Karan, Kareen and even Kevin. See, that was the day I woke up having swapped gender and didn't notice.
27th-Feb-2004 02:04 am (UTC)
I think you would make a very lovely "Glor"!
27th-Feb-2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
My name is Christie. I get every spelling known to man, and none of them are right.
I'm always asked if it is short for something.
Yeah, a name this long is short for something.
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