15 People Share the Most Annoying Responses They Regularly Get To Their Names
Sometimes, the name itself becomes a sort of joke or sounds like something that isn’t so nice. Sometimes, the name is confusing to spell or pronounce. Sometimes the name causes a lot of people to ask the same questions over and over again.
Some people probably can’t relate to what it’s like to have an annoying name, but many, many people can. You might be surprised what some people find annoying about their names, and often, it’s not the name itself that’s annoying but the way people react to the name.
For example, one man named Marcus shared the most annoying thing about his name on Twitter. He explained that whenever he meets someone, they ask if he goes by Mark. The answer is no.
What’s the biggest problem you have with your name?My biggest problem?Me: “Hi, I’m Marcus. Nice to meet you.”Business people: “Hi, Marcus. Do you go by Mark?”Me: “No. If I did then don’t you think I’d introduce myself as that?”
— Marcus Vance (@MarcusCVance) January 9, 2020
Marcus also wanted to know what problems other Twitter users have with their names. The answers are both amusing and eye-opening. Scroll down for some of our favorite responses to Marcus’s question.
“Paris? Like Paris Hilton?”🙄🙄.Yes my parent named me after a girl who wears juicy track suits, carries around small dogs in her purse, and made a brand out of being dumb and hot.
— Paris Cutler (@paris_madeleine) January 13, 2020
Famous people who pronounce “Colin” correctly: Colin Farrell, Colin Firth, Colin Jost, Colin Quinn, Colin Hanks, Colin Kaepernick, Colin Morgan, Colin Mochrie…. And yet, because of Colin Powell, everyone thinks my name is pronounced like a butthole.
— Frankenstein’s DM (@lowericon) January 9, 2020
To: [email protected]: Hi LeeYOU HAD TO TYPE IT CORRECTLY SO THAT YOU COULD CHOOSE TO GET IT WRONG WTFAlso, no I’m not a girl, no it’s not a particularly weird way of spelling it, and yes, I will grotesquely mid-spell your name in response, Peat-ugh.
— Leigh (@leighhall) January 10, 2020
Me answering the phone “This is Suzie, how can I help you” “Oh hi Judy….” That’s not even close to being my name. I’m like “No, it’s Suzie” “Oh Zuzu, is that a nickname?” Yes Ma’am my parents are adventurous and put me out into the world with the name Zuzu 😐🙄🤦🏼♀️
— Suzie (@Suzie_Cue) January 12, 2020
My daughter is called Lottie. We always get “oh is she a Charlotte?” Nope she’s a Lottie. Tool.
— Mel (@M88Wade) January 12, 2020
*Sees my name is Katie Smith*“Omg that’s so simple!!! Are you using a fake name????”Sorry MI6 my cover has been blown x
— KathArine (@katieislike) January 12, 2020
Me: Hi, you’re through to Ryan. Customer: Bryan?Me: No, Ryan, without the B.Customer: Bryan Witherby?
— Ryan Baker (@RyanBak23697699) January 13, 2020
Hi I’m Cassie. Cathy? No, two s’s. Caffie? No, two s’s as in Sam not f’s as in frank. Kathleen? No Cassie. C. A. S. S. I. E. Gassie? 🙄 Then they find out my sister is Casey. Casey AND Cassie? Do you spell it the same?! Yeah, cause our mom was on drugs when she had us. Ugh.
— Cassie Clarkson (@cassieclarkson) January 13, 2020
I have a two word first name. You can only guess how that messes with form validation. And I can’t tell you how many people get one or both words wrong. FFS pay attention, people!
— Mary-Anne Gross (@enlytend) January 12, 2020
Hi I’m Vivian. Vivian isn’t that a girls name? This has been my whole life, my whole life!
— Vivian is also a mans name (@vivianjfoxaolc1) January 15, 2020
My name just sucks because you can’t get it on any stuff or souvenirs. “F” is often completely skipped, but sometimes “Freya” and “Francesca” get a look in 😭
— 🧟♀️🕸🥀 FiONA 🛸👻 (@popcornfi) January 12, 2020
Others: that’s not how you pronounce your name. Me: ok.
— marti baricevic (@mchatbar) January 14, 2020
Me: Hello Sales Guy, I’m James. Nice to meet you.Sales Guy a week later: Hey Jim, what did you think of the info I sent you.Sales Guy-if we haven’t had a beer then you don’t have the right to make up names for me. My friends might, you’re not my friend after one contact.
— Stratford Digital (@embedded_design) January 12, 2020
Me: Hi, my name is Holland.Anyone: Hi, Holly.Me: No, Holland, like the country.Anyone: Oh, like Tom Holland! Are you related? Me: Sure, because that’s how that works.
— Holland Drew (@freedrewsh) January 13, 2020
Nothing, until someone thought it was really clever to use it as a stand-in for every annoying-out-of-touch-racist-middle-aged-white-woman-who’d-like-to-speak-with-your-manager, and it caught on. pic.twitter.com/uCCupnCjZA
— Karen Walrond (@Chookooloonks) January 10, 2020