There are some people out there who have been dealt a bad hand since the day they were born. Because of their last names, their lives have been difficult from the get-go. From jokes in kindergarten to bullying at school, it just goes to show how bad it can get if you’ve got the ‘wrong’ name.
Unfortunately, problems don’t stop after high school. There are plenty of everyday technological problems and nuisances that people with ‘dirty’ names have to face in life, and here are some of the best. Oh, and after you’re done reading this post, be sure to check out Bored Panda’s articles about people with unfortunate name tags and the very worst names that will make you wonder what people’s parents were thinking.
People with ‘offensive’ last names have a lot of everyday problems with technology
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The trouble with having an ‘offensive’ last name can be as small as being unable to register on websites and can be as big as your emails all being sent to someone’s spam folder. The struggle is real!
Some can’t even get health insurance due to their surnames
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Morgan Jerkins reveals that her childhood was full of kids making fun of her because of her surname. And this made her cringe, feel ashamed and made her want to run away. However, as she grew up, she eventually learned to accept and love her name and stopped feeling shame whenever she heard it. The Huffington Post writes that “we attack others in order to feel good” or to make ourselves look better in comparison. However, there’s no excuse for bullying, even if it’s ‘just’ poking fun at somebody’s name.
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Living with a name that others aren’t used to can be a fun and hilarious experience. I can’t tell you the number of times people have mispronounced my name (the ‘J’ is supposed to sound like a ‘Y’). And don’t even get me started on how difficult it is for foreigners to pronounce my surname. By the time Americans and the British will have accomplished this feat, we’ll have colonized Mars. However, I’m very happy with my last name, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Not everyone is as lucky to have an awesome surname like mine, though.
While others have problems even with Xbox Live
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Have you ever had any problems due to your name? Have you ever thought of changing your name to make life ‘simpler’? Why do you think people love making fun of others with unusual names? Let us know in the comments below.
Trouble seems to follow even the University of Sussex
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