I Hate It When People Call Me the Wrong Name

Get it right dummies!!!!!! 272 People


    People always put an extra syllable in my name. I always wonder if these people are seriously that dumb. Sound it out folks. TWO, count'em, TWO syllables. Sheesh.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 18, 2008

    Mix Up

    I was given a first name that, followed by "son" at the end, could also be a surname.  Of course, my surname also ends with "son".My entire life people have called me by the first half of my surname, and taken my first name and put it with "son", making that my surname.  I...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    Apr 15, 2011

    My Aunts Names..

    My mom will call me by her sisters' names before she corrects herself. It is kind of funny sometimes, but it can get annoying. Also, my name is quite uncommon, so I normally get variations of my name, but not my actual name. They will add a I to it or an extra E and it will...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2007


     I cant stand when people call me Jennifer.I never was and never will be a Jennifer, and people always argue that my mom named me jennifer and they are so sure that I shortened it. Seeing as how I just met them, I dont see how they have knowledge of the day I was born.The...
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2007

    i used to when i was younger,

    i looked a lot like my older brother who was just in the year above me. Everyone from friends, teachers and sometimes even my clumsy father haha. Used to annoy me when i was younger i was like i am ADAM we are teotally different people. Thankfully doesn't happen so much more now...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 22, 2013

    Frustrated To No End!

    I was legally born with a first and middle name. I always HATED the first name I was born with. I associated the ugly name first name with an ugly girl. When I was 18, I started working at a college and started going by my middle name. I even legally dropped my birth first...
    Lynniegirl Lynniegirl
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2011

    Laura Or Laurie

    Something inside me feels insulted and embarrassed when someone calls me one of those names...it just feels strange...almost makes me feel like another person for a second..hard to describe..   LAUREN
    deleted deleted
    Oct 8, 2009

    Not Even Close...!

    I currently work in a call centre, and there are always so many people who get my name wrong. Some even get my gender wrong. I find I have a masculine enough voice to avoid that. Call centres suck.
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX
    26-30, M
    Nov 6, 2007


    I swear if one more condecending jerk calls me Red... I have a name, and a personality. And though I love my hair color, you would not like it if I called you brownie. So try to remember my name, or suffer my wrathfull looks.
    ReDariel ReDariel
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 11, 2013

    But I Don't Blame Them...

    my name is unique. Giving out my name is like giving out my whole identity hah. But who cares. My name is: Ilaisaane and its pronounced "IlaiSah-neh." I just go by Saane. Its a common Tongan name. When I was a kid growing up in school I let everybody call me Sunny...
    ladynau ladynau
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2008

    People Use To Call Me My Sisters Name All The Time

    I used to get called Rose-Mary at school and by other people at times... and I used to hate it... teachers would get our names mixed up and I would either feel embarrassed on their behave and not even bother to correct them or I would say "oh no I am Catherine-Margaret" 
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2011

    I really dislike it when people call me by my

    first name when it's clear that I go by my middle name. And I also have a friend who goes by a double-name but everyone calls her (everyone except me) by just her first name and it aggravates her.
    HolidaySpice HolidaySpice
    18-21, F
    Jan 5, 2015

    Talk About Annoying

    My name is quite unique. But I don't understand how people, adults, can get it wrong! My name is Cherokee. I'm sure you've heard it before, maybe in history class? Now come on! I have had people call me Jackie, Cheyanne (sp, lmao) and a mess of other stuff. How hard is it to get...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

    My Name Is Not Sofia!

    It's Safia, with an A. I really hate it when people call me Sofia, because that's not my real name. 
    girlanonymous girlanonymous
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

    My Name

    My name is Justus people always call me the wrong name like justin I have been called justob but I have no clue where they got that but I hate I people I know call me the wrong name to annoy me I have had most of them by the throat
    Purebrednewfie Purebrednewfie
    22-25, M
    Mar 3, 2012

    I Hate It

    i hate when people call me the wrong name. Bri , rye , ryan all of these drive me crazy.  just call me the right name plz.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 30, 2010

    My Name Is French, Get Over It.

    My name is Brigitte, pronounced the French way. It is not Bridget, although it has the same root and means Strength in Gaelic. People insist on saying Bridget. I have to correct them over and over again. My family is from a former French colony in Egypt. We all have French names...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2012

    Sometimes. ...

    sometimes. I once had a convo with this really nice old lady for like an hour, she had dialed me insted of her daughter or something and I told her i wasnt her. well she said she didnt want to waste  her minutes on a wrong number so we might as well talk..lol so we had a...
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky
    26-30, F
    Oct 11, 2007

    We're Different People!

    I have a fraternal twin sister. Our names start with the same letter, but anyone who actually took the full 3 seconds to read our names, or actually look us in the face knows we look COMPLETELY different... I hate it when people call me by her name... like it doesn't matter...
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    Nov 20, 2007

    I Have a Name!

    I have MY name. It's MY name! I've been given a name for a reason. People should call me that name! Not all Indians have the same freaking name! GAH! Stupid ignoramus!
    deleted deleted
    Jan 24, 2008

    I Can Understand...

    why people get my name wrong but i hate it!!! My name is Kalyn (Kaylynn). My boss kept callin me katlyn and kate. it makes me sooo angry. I understand tho but god ppl!! lol
    keikobabe92 keikobabe92
    18-21, F
    Mar 8, 2011

    Me and My Sister

    Some people may say they hate having a sister because they nick their stuff, or are spiteful all the time. Not me. I hate having a sister simply because she looks like me. Yes, that is a major issue in my life. She's about 2 years younger than me, BUT, I happen to be on the small...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Oct 2, 2007

    I Get Furious When People Can Not Pronounce My Name Properly

    It ****** me off   but i dont show it really, but inside i feel like punching the person  
    avi900 avi900
    13-15, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2009

    And People Wonder Why I'm Having An Identity Crisis

    I think I posted a story before about how much i hate it when people misspelling my name. I hate my first name because not only do people misspell it, they mispronounce it and call me Christine, Christina, Krystal, or Kristi. Then there are the people who are WAY off the mark...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2007

    Whats In a Name?

    It started as a baby. Mum wanted me to be called one name and my father another. Apparently my father had registered my birth and put his choice first and mum's as middle. Mum always called me by my middle name, till I got to school and the teachers called me by my first name. I...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2007

    There Is No "s"!

    My name is Lia. Not Lisa, Leah, Lea, Lee, Liza, Leia, and no - it's not short for anything. Just Lia. For three years I was in my elementary school's computer system as Lisa. I will write letters, or emails, or sign my name the proper way, and without fail the response will be...
    blackmyeyes blackmyeyes
    22-25, F
    Sep 20, 2010


    Mostly, I don't mind being called the wrong name. Thanks for the effort. Just don't call me BRITTANY!! I can't stand that and I hear it all the damn time. My own mother has called me Brittany before. (our neighbor is named Brittany) To me, they sound completely different!
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2007

    My Name Is

    Chasity. Not chastity, belt, chaste, Christy, charity, chaz, chasidee, or anything else. Just Chasity. ****
    highdemand highdemand
    18-21, F
    Aug 1, 2012


    It happened today... a buyer came in and I know his face but his name escaped me so I said "hello darlin'" (he's a darlin' kinda guy) and he said "Why do you look so familiar?" and then called me Jennifer. UUHHGG! I am not a Jennifer and although there is...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Mar 17, 2009

    It Bothers Me When People Shorten My Name.

    I have a full name, so use it, it's only one more syllable! If I wanted people to shorten my name, I would introduce myself that way! Drives me crazy when people shorten my name when introducing me... UGH!! Annoyed thinking about it!
    TheOtherMe TheOtherMe
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2008

    Wrong Accent.

    I don't really know why but people often pronounce my last name with the wrong accent. I mean, it's so easy...why they have to make it complicated? It happened to me that they also wrote it complitely wrong...with an M instead of RI O_O
    Vaiolet Vaiolet
    18-21, F
    Nov 4, 2007

    "just Call Me Sherie,"

    A good amount of people don't know my real name, especially those from elementary school and middle school. I loved my name up until a point where every single person was getting it wrong... I have been called Shakira. Shakia sounds NOTHING, nor is spelled, ANYTHING like my real...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    Dec 3, 2010


    its not sorry. its not sara its not spelt with an 'e' or a 'y' Call me sair if thats easier It rhymes with berry and terry its a spinoff of Sara, or suri like tom cruise's kid. Sari just sari.
    luckyfluke luckyfluke
    18-21, F
    Mar 20, 2013

    There Probably Is Another Group For This

    I have two five letter names. Each has two syllables and both are spelt phonetically. I appreciate that my surname is an unusual one but all you have to do is say it as its spelt. My life has been spent spelling my surname whenever I have to tell it to someone. In fact now when I...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    Apr 6, 2008

    My Name Is Brianna, Not Heather

    I have an older sister named Heather. We look alike and my dad always calls me Heather! It's so annoying! He isn't the only one who calls me Heather, but he does it the most.
    TheRedEyedAngel TheRedEyedAngel
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2013

    I swear to God i hate it

    when people call my by my sister's name and not mine. But the absolute worse is when my father who actually has pretty much no contact with her accidently calls you by her name. It feels like it doesnt matter how present you are in people lives, or what you do or what influence...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness
    22-25, F
    Apr 14, 2015

    I Have a Very Unusual Name...

    I have a very unusual name which I won't give because my MIL will find it, I know and then I won't be able to enjoy this site any more.  Anyway, I pretty much answer to anything any more because no one can say my name, spell it or even realize it is an name.  Usually...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2007


    So I made an appointment at this orthodontist I've never been to before, and they had my name right at first, but then I had to reschedule my appointment, for only one week later, and somehow they got my name wrong on my forms! I haven't been to the appointment yet actually, but...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2008

    Can't Say I Hate It

    Living in a small town ,everybody know everybody, Have been called my brothers names on several occasions, as well as they have been called Bruce. My mother had 4 boys ,she is always calling us the wrong names.I am thankful and blessed she still considers me  and realizes I...
    bquick bquick
    51-55, M
    Feb 22, 2008

    I Hate It When People Call Me The Wrong Name

    I am David. However, people refer to my previous name of Fang. That is so annoying when they fail to say my real name. I used to go by Fang when I was born, but changes has happened in my life. In 2008 during the spring, I was naturalized as a U.S Citizen, and changed my name to...
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2010

    All the Time

    People never get my name right.. and if they do, they misspell it anyway! My name is Stacey, I get called Stephanie, and if someone writes my name it's Stacy. I'm so used to it now, but it used to bother me a whole lot.
    TayterTot TayterTot
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2007
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