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All people with unique names will relate to the feeling of joy when somebody finally, finally pronounces/spells it right. Honestly, I could dance I feel so excited – literally. But…there’s other ups and downs too, which is why this post exists. Great.
So you know that feeling when somebody misspells your name? Suddenly, you don’t laugh at Anne-spelled-with-an-E anymore. Because there is a literal pain in seeing your name so badly spelled…believe me, I know.
Me: Ooh goody, a letter for me! Wonder who’s it from…
*opens envelope* *starts reading*
*slowly rips letter in half*
On the bright side…it’s pretty easy to find yourself. 😏
Me: Oh, goodness, WHY DO LISTS HAVE TO BE SO LONG?! I’ll never find my name…whoa, there’s like five Emilys…aha! I’ve found it – Enni.
Spellcheck is the sworn enemy of everyone with a unique name. *shakes head* Why is a name like Emily accepted and Enni not? It’s name inequality!
Me: *types name* *is underlined by red* I’m sorry, but that’s just insulting.
But then you have all the variations of Emily. Emilie, Emelie, Emmalee, Emeleigh…
Me: *types name* *isn’t harrowed by the thousands of ways to spell other, common, names* *smiles*
I have to side with Mrs. Donnell on this one. (Any Anne of Avonlea reader will get this) Having your name pronounced wrong…it gives your heart a little prick.
Person: So, your name is Ani, right?
Me: OH, GO AWAY.
But then when somebody, somebody, finally pronounces it right once and for all…
Person: So, your name’s Enni, right?
Me: CAN WE BE BEST FRIENDS? THANK YOU!
I have lots of examples for this. Neria‘s nicknames are Nero and Beria – the latter is an inside joke between us. 😉 Then there are the really annoying ones – take Enni-thing for example. UGH.
My Karate Sensei: Alright, Enni, any…*dawn of realization settles upon his face* questions?
Me: NO, NOT YOU.
But at the same time, it’s like an inside joke, and I’m obsessed with inside jokes – who isn’t?
Friend: It’s like nobody listens to anything I say…
Me: *starts to giggle*
Friend: Enni, this is a serious conversation! Honestly, anybody can annoy me now…
Me: *goes into hysterics*
5. The Unique Name Squad
Alright, unique-namers, be honest with me – do you ever feel a bit of happiness when you find someone else with a unique name? DO YOU EVER FEEL ANGER WHEN SOMEBODY HAS THE SAME NAME AS YOU?! This…has never happened to me, but whatever.
*lets just say it’s Neria cause I have never heard of a person named Enni…besides moi*
Neria: Hi, my name’s Neria.
Person: I’m Neria…too..
Neria: Whoa, whoa, whoa, you can’t be called Neria too!
Person: Uh, yeah, I totally can.
Neria: I’m sorry, but my name belongs to me. You can’t just step in and take away my name!
Person: Ha, who are you talking to? You can’t just step in and take away my name.
Neria: EXCUSE ME!?
But then you feel bondage too…I don’t know, it’s like it’s you and me all alone in the world with our names…it feels special. (I know I don’t make any sense*
*still using Neria. Sorry, Neria*
Person: Hey, I’m Neria
Neria: NO. WAY. I’m-I’m Neria too…
Person: You’re kidding! I thought I was the only Neria around!
Neria: This-this is amazing.
Person: *starts to sob* All my life I’ve dreamt of meeting someone called Neria…
Neria: *starts to cry…too*
*they cling to each other and weep for joy* *definitely not happening cause Neria is an unemotional person* *whatever*
Well, that’s the end of that. It was a bit of a rushed post – it’s getting a little late over here. 😛 So, hopefully it was actually possible to read and didn’t tie your brain into a know. XD Comment below if you’re part of The Unique Name Squad – we can either celebrate or attack each other; it’s your choice. 😉