Unique names are bittersweet. While being the only *insert name here* on Facebook is great, the headache that comes along with it isn’t. Folks with unique names have no choice but to be great: Beyoncé, LeBron, Oprah, Acecily, Donnica — to name a few. We have to be great to forget all the stress and annoying questions we get in our daily lives.
On top of never finding a souvenir, and giving a fake name to the Starbucks barista, there are several questions we are tired of answering.
7 Questions People With Unique Names Hate Answering
“Did your mama really give you that name?”
In my head I usually respond with, “Did your mama teach you to mind your business?” OLC people try to avoid calling me Ace because it’s a “man’s name”. K…
“Does it mean something, or did your parents make it up?”
This one isn’t too bad. I appreciate genuine concern about my life, but just know that sometimes folks with unique names get this question A LOT. If I’m being introduced to new people at an event or bar, I answer hear question at least 5 times. Depending on my mood, the response changes.
“Are you from here?”
Because Americans can’t have names originated in other countries, I guess.
“Can I call you something else? I can’t say that.”
Can you not?
“Why is it spelled that way?”
The same reason you’re so nosy. That’s an awful comeback, but whatever.
“Can you break it down into phonics for me?”
Okay, so no one has ever asked me that, technically. It really just reminds me of having to write the phonetic spelling of my name during my college graduation. Long story short, the announcer BUTCHERED it.
“Is it hard for you to find souvenirs?”
The fact that someone has to ask that should basically answer the question. Yes, it is hard. In fact, I’ve NEVER seen a keychain, t-shirt or Coke can with my the same name on birth certificate.
Do you have a unique name? What questions are you tired of answering?