come on people say it right!!

Ashley - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




is it wrong for me to be soo annoyed with people SAYING or spelling my kids names wrong??? I'm not talking about just friends or people we only talk to a few times I'm talking about family members people who should at least maybe not so much spell the name right at first but these people should at least be able to SAY the name right .or am i asking too much?


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I don't blame you for being frustrated maybe not so much about the spelling but they definitely need to be SAYING her name correctly......especially the ones who are close to you!

Funny story: My daughter's name is first I thought about spelling it differently like Roxan, Roxann or even Rox-ann but I opted to spell it ROXANNE. It was the most common spelling of it so I figured it would make things easier and avoid people spelling it wrong! Boy was I wrong! Can you believe that almost everyone I've come across spells it differently! LOL! Even at her baby shower her cake said ' WELCOME ROXAN! '........

Maybe try sitting everyone down at a family function, giving the pieces of paper and pens and make them write out her name over and over and over while they're saying it out loud......maybe then they'll get it! LOL! Good luck!

Keisha - posted on 02/05/2010




My family still does that to me! They`re slowly picking up on my daughters name but most of my relatives still spell my name Kiesha or Kesha instead of Keisha :(


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Helen - posted on 02/05/2010




My family still does that with my daughter. Every now and then a card or in an email and with my daughter being 15 months old, i would expect by now they would know how to spell. Friends i can understand, if they dont spell out my daughter's name that much, not so much a big deal, but family i totally agree is different.

Medic - posted on 02/05/2010




My family tries so freakin hard to spell our kids names right and that doesn't bother me but for some reason my MOM can't pronounce my sons name to save her life and it's a common name just spelled differently.

Arielle - posted on 02/05/2010




yea i get annoyed to when family says my daughters name wrong, and i would have just said it. but they keep saying it wrong. i just lay back and dont say nutin right now. but as she gets older i will or i will teach my daughter to tell them no thats not my nmae my name is ....... i cant wait lmao

Brittany - posted on 02/05/2010




we get that all the time! of course we kind of have to expect it and deal with it, as we named our kids christian and tristyn. everyone usually gets christians name okay but they cannot say nor spell tristyn! : ) (they pronounce it tristian) but we just let it go...its not that big of a deal to us. my grandma got so frustrated that she finally started calling our little one tj (his initials) to prevent confusion! lol

Theresa - posted on 02/05/2010




Unfortunately when you pick more unique names that comes with the territory. At least they get it close, my parents have 9 grandchildren and another on the way and they call them by different grandkids' names. Of course half the time they call me by my sister's name too. Old people, right?

Ashley - posted on 02/05/2010




its our youngest they they still mess up her name is Ariana.. said Are-e-on-a ... i know how it looks and everyone says her name is either Ari-e-ana or Are-e-ana .. but we have told them enough imes how to say it and spell it they always put a extra "n" in it .. even told them to go on baby sits and check it out if they didnt trust us that is how every sit says it .. the way her name is .. but these people still say it wrong .. our other daughter's name is Keira and people just spell her name wrong which does tick me off sometimes but its not as bad as calling her something different

Stephanie - posted on 02/05/2010




after a few times of saying hey the name is" " and this is how you spell it they should know and you shouldn't have to keep telling them it is family they should remember.

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