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19 Problems Everyone Will A Scottish Name Will Understand

"Can you spell that for me?" *reaches for pressure points*

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1. People like to guess how to prounounce it, rather than just asking you.

Seriously. It's an almost daily occurrence.

3. For some reason, people seem to forget how the letters of the alphabet work.

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I'm not 7-years-old, therefore it's safe to assume I'm not spelling my name with a lowercase letter.


5. If you've got a Gaelic name, it's likely that approximately 60% of your life will be spent spelling it out. / Via

Ciorstaidh, Ruaridh, Flòraidh, Eòin, Mhairi, Sorcha, Fionn, and anyone else who gets a red line under their name when they type it in Word: We've got your backs.

7. And two consonants at the end? Good luck with that.

Shout out to all the Eilidhs out there.

8. You spend so much time spelling your name out, and then people STILL get it wrong.

*long sigh*


10. Going to Starbucks is a nightmare.

Flat White for holycrapwhatdoesthatevensay.


19. But despite how annoying it is that no-one else can handle it, you love having a name that's a little bit different.