Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bobdee


I really dislike it when people misspell my name.

In my mind, if I were famous, people would actually remember how to spell my name.  In reality, I fear it would just up the amount of people trying to spell my name and failing.

For some reason, J-O-D-E-E is really difficult for people. I cannot count the amount of times that I've spelled my name aloud to someone only to find they have transcribed it as Joddee. Or the amount of times that I have sent an email wherein I sign my name, spelled correctly, from my email address that is comprised of my name... spelled correctly, only to get an email back that says, "Thanks Jodie, I would love a sack full of magenta hamster ornaments."  Well, fuck you, name misspeller! No hamsters for you!

I try not be an asshole about it.  I know my mom spelled my name weird.  I don't mind people assuming it isn't spelled in a ridiculous way before I tell them the spelling is different than almost every other Jody in the world... but once they see it is, I want them to remember it is not normal-spelled.

Now, why did my mom choose to spell my name dumb?  Well, it is either part of the experiment OR it is because it is a literal amalgamation of the two people I am named after: my grandpa, Jo, and my godmother, Dee.  I can only be thankful that my grandpa's name was not Bob.


25 comments:

  1. I am with you in spirit, friend. For some reason, many people can't live in a world where "Juli" has no "e" at the end, and so they constantly change it for me. Makes me crazy. I promise to remember your name spelling. :)

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  2. I just stick to calling you "awesome" and save the confusion.

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  3. From a "Stacy" with no E, I feel your pain.

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  4. Also, may I please have a magenta hamster ornament? I promise if you make those, I will shower you with monies. :D

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  5. My favorite is when people get mad at you because you didn't correct them sooner. You wanted me to point out that you're a dumbass and that everyone else around you was calling me 'Carolyn' and you just chose to keep with 'Caroline'?

    Also, congrats on surviving NoBloPoMo (which I personally think sounds like taking a hiatus from doing inappropriate things to a police officer).

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  6. @Carolyn, I just spit out my water. That is probably the funniest comment that I've seen. Ever.

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  7. That's why in the future everybody will have numbers instead of names. It just makes sense Joede.

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  8. My fiance's name is Kellie, but everyone spells her name KELLY. It bugs me more then it does her.

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  9. Please see this website:

    http://myfuckingnameis.tumblr.com/

    Your hilarity would go over well there :)

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  10. At least your name isn't a soda....:-/

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  11. Oh man, I have the exact same issue. I have an unusually spelled name, and I often get emails back - even though i sign them and my name is the ADDRESS - with my name misspelled. Either YOU think you know how to spell my name better than I do or you're incredibly lazy. I HATE it. I'm always tempted to misspell their name in my reply. "Thanks, Mari. or Jimm. or Jhames."

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  12. I have a fairly "normal" or common name, spelled in a conventional way (hello, stephen king novel!). and yet, ppl still misspell it when replying back to me in email. i have been currie and corie and cary... and i always think the same thing that you pointed out - i SIGNED my name correctly... it's IN THE EMAIL ADDRESS... and yet...?

    anywhoo, good luck!! : )

    (also, i have a friend named julia & she has gone by juli for years, so it was neat to see another juli!)

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  13. Dude. I get it. I cannot tell you how many times I have nearly destroyed a computer because people cannot get that my name is spelled C-A-N-D-Y. Really. What is so confusing about that??? It's on the freaking email they are responding to. Geez.

    Stupid people.

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  14. I have this problem too, I remember when I started at a new primary school after we moved and the christmas cards I got that year had some weird spellings, I think some people had just given up and put any letter they felt like down like Nevxzy!! I also have the added issue of when people see it written down they don't know what to call me so I get called things like nee-am-her, I even had a teacher at school try to tell me I was called Naomi and just couldn't spell my own name...how many times to I have to tell you it's Niamh pronounced Neeve!! Yes I know its odd. Yes I do also realise that it's not spelt with a v you don't need to remind me!!

    Sorry rant over :P xx

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  15. Oh, sorry, I thought I spelled it correctly last time but I had messed up. People mess up my name some of the time, but always mess up my wife's name.

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  16. I use to break out in sweats and start to hyperventilate at the thought of spelling someone's name wrong, including yours.

    Whilst commenting, I would keep scrolling upwards several times in order to make sure that the deed was done correctly and then press 'post comment' in smug satisfaction...only to realise that I've added an extra 'd'. Oh the inhumanity!

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  17. Man, now I want a sack full of magenta hamster ornaments..

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  18. My name is from a classical Greek play, it is spelled totally traditionally... for a classical Greek name. Whenever I have to give someone my name for them to write down I always tell them, "I am going to spell my name for you and then tell you how to say it." Because as soon as I pronounce it they stop listening and become completely unfamiliar with letters. It is handy when telemarketers call though: "Hi is Pa-der-a there?" Sorry you loose!

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  19. I feel your pain. My name is Bonnie. I'm pretty sure that's the standard spelling but still people get it wrong. My GRANDMOTHER would spell it 'Bonny' in birthday cards! Sometimes people do it at work, too... Same as you, after seeing it in my signature and e-mail address. At least yours is an odd spelling. I know a few other people named 'Bonnie' but no one 'Bonny'. It looks silly. Like a bony bunny. Not cool.

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  20. As a Katherine, I usually get Catherine. (There were five of us in my yera at school, all spelled differently... there were seven Susans) Oddly enough, when abbreviated to Kath, I quite often get called Keith.....
    And nobody gets my surname right.

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  21. you would be amazed (or maybe not...)at how many creative ways there are to spell "Gina"

    Then again I was concentrating so hard so as not to misspell my Aunt Vicki's name last night on FB that I totally spelled it wrong...

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  22. No pity...do you know how may ways there are to misspell Caitlin?

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  23. My boyfriend's name is Jerad. Not Jared. I've had friends misspell it for years. Wedding invitations, text messages, etc.. nothing is right. Really? Really?!

    So, Jodee, I will come here and spell your name correctly on a regular basis.

    You're welcome, Jodee.

    Have fun, Jodee!

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  24. I doomed my child to a life of correcting spellings of his name and I'm dratted proud of it ^_~

    You see I thought I was being clever by using my grandfathers name (Don) in the spelling of Cayden and I didn't want him to be confused with a girl...which the cay version has been more associated with. So he's Kaidon.

    Now if I could just get my MIL to quit spelling my name with an I even when she posts on my facebook where it's quite obviously a Y.

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