While baristas at Starbucks get a bad rep for misspelling people’s names—seemingly quite deliberately—it would be quite unfair to say that they are at fault here.

Some have unique names, others have common names that are spelled differently, and there are also communication barriers, like outside noise that make you mishear things.

Whatever the case, many of us have had our names butchered at some point in our lives, and in some of these cases it turned out hilarious.

Image Credits: SummerRay

People on the Twitterscape have been sharing stories of how their names were misspelled, misheard, or flat-out ridiculed, whether accidentally or not, and the answers are sure to make you crack up, so keep on scrolling to see a curated list of some of the best stories found. Oh, and don’t forget to vote and comment!

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

I totally understand! Hate that stupid thing

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So, Twitter user Summer Ray (not to be confused with model Sommer Ray) asked the good people of Twitter to share stories of the grief that people’s names have given them.

She also shared a story about her own name, Sarah, saying that one might think it’s a safe enough name, but on more occasions than she can count she’s sent emails with a sign-off that had her name mischievously corrected to “Satan.”

And you bet people delivered their best responses!

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

So you can never be a spy.....

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago

Its funny how they put MR

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Growing a butt is a challenge in many countries😆😆

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Close enough 😅😅😅

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Now, you would expect more out-of-the-ordinary names to be picked on. And there certainly were cases like this in Summer Ray’s thread: names like Fuchsia and Audhan were definitely out there to be ridiculed, whether deliberately or not.

But there were also regular names, like Sarah and Ross, that were quite a head-scratch as to how anyone can butcher them. Well, turns out, Stan and Rock are a thing—spellcheck and phones primarily being the culprit here.

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Kennedy Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a friend named vijayashrisha. we just called her Vijay.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Just sign as Ross and Rachel and it will be easier for them to remember

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Maybe she lied that English was not her first language(as we saw in other post) because you heard her using that nickname for you😅😅

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ChrisMcQueer_ Report

PrincessTheSiameseKat
Community Member
1 month ago

everyone in the comments are saying queer means Gay but it generally means any of the LGBTQ+ community or if you are not sure what you are

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N G
Community Member
1 month ago

For the non-Irish among us, how is it pronounced?

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While the tweet received quite modest popularity, gaining just a tad bit over 2,800 likes, it still got a fair amount of responses, nearing 1,400 quoted tweets.

You can check out more responses by following this link to the original tweet, but before you go, continue scrolling and let us know if someone has butchered your name to lengths even you haven’t expected in the comment section below!

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Black Pug Puppy
Community Member
1 month ago

Your fortune...

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Donald duck feels the same

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

FuckWeasle is a great name😅😅

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww such a darling

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago

Before sending that parcel I would have to query that in case of offending someone

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago

Not good

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

I cried with the gif😅😅😅😅

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Black Pug Puppy
Community Member
1 month ago

You should be a poet

McSydney
Community Member
1 month ago

Or a rock star

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ToxiCity
Community Member
1 month ago

no Rhymer reason

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

It's nice i like it

Xylle Flora
Community Member
1 month ago

I've spent about 10% of my time speaking to people trying to help them pronounce my name

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds like a rapper!

François Carré
Community Member
1 month ago

And another 2% replying that no, you're not related to that Eleanor.

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

You should have a stern talk with your parents.

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

You could change your last name to Reason. Then you'd be Rhymer Reason.

Susun Wilson
Community Member
1 month ago

I actually gave my 2 children 3 names each, specifically, so they had choices. Mine was so bland & common, I wanted them to enjoy their name!

Scarlett O'Hara's Ghost
Community Member
1 month ago

My son's first name is Jessee James. He had a middle name and a last name. My name is Aimee. It's been hell for both of us

Ron Santos
Community Member
1 month ago

Why would you name your son that? Did you not know of the infamous US criminal?

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Bobby Sammons
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess it could be worse...you could have been named Eleanor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuS5NuXRb5Y)

Fred Burrows
Community Member
1 month ago

It is my name . just the same , don't be lame with your doubting game

M. L. Dew
Community Member
1 month ago

Please tell me you own a Weimaraner. Imagine being at the dog park.. who owns that beautiful gray dog? That's Rhymer Rigby's Weimaraner, Wrigley. Say that ten times fast. :)

The good, The bad and the dirty~
Community Member
1 month ago

Rhymer Rigby, old-timer's big knee, a dog catches a frisbee, I like er' crispy.

Amery
Community Member
1 month ago

Is your wife's name Eleanor ?!?!? ;)

Robertson Shinnick
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I like it. Has a nice resonance. Please tell me there’s also someone named Eleanor in your family. (Edit: yep, shoulda guessed that’s been done before, a million times. Sorry.)

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
1 month ago

What an alliterative name!

Lauren Lee
Community Member
1 month ago

I like this one!

Autumn
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s a great name 😁

Ronald Clay
Community Member
1 month ago

Sister named...Elenor?

Lisa-Marie Dhondt
Community Member
1 month ago

Evidently, since you were born they couldn’t name you Hummer…

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
1 month ago

Or a super villain.

Persephone
Community Member
1 month ago

I actually love your name....

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago

I can imagine the name calling you had to endure at school : (

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RandomBeing
Community Member
1 month ago

Bruh my siblings name are not alike at all and our parents still mess us up XD

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats a right F kick in the balls

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel the pain! I've watched my name being tortured too many times.... vikki, Vickie,viki 🙄🙄🙄

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 month ago

One of the most annoying earwigs.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Chill man we also like our name but we don't write it that often😅😅

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

*Sends important work mail as Rib* *sees it with horror* *RIB(P)*

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago

It could also be Mr. Frosty

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

And aaaaaaahh wanna swing........

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

And now you have just started it all over again. LOL

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Black Pug Puppy
Community Member
1 month ago

The first one

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Let it go then

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago

LMAO

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 month ago

Damon as in Damon Hill

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

From trish? (My autocorrect just wrote it as "trivia")

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