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    19 Problems People With Unique Names Can Totally Relate To

    Oh na na, what's my name?

    1. Starbucks baristas constantly butcher it whenever you order.

    2. It drives you insane that your name is so common across the globe, but is considered "foreign" to most people you meet.

    3. You've gotten use to s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g it out whenever you introduce yourself to strangers.

    4. And you're never able to to find souvenirs with your name on them.

    5. Substitute teachers will pronounce it wrong three times before you have to correct them.

    6. So often, you raise your hand before they got to you to avoid embarrassment.

    7. Keyboards never have the right symbol or accent keys.

    8. You usually give a more common name to a restaurant host/hostess for fear that they will fuck it up when they call it out.

    9. Most people automatically shorten your name to something simpler.

    10. ... And then you constantly get asked what the English version is.

    11. People are disappointed when they find out your name doesn't have a "different meaning."

    12. And when you type your name into a document, it automatically comes up as a spelling mistake.

    13. People always ask what your real name is, as if what's on your birth certificate is some kind of joke.

    14. Over time, you've developed a default method of explaining your name to strangers.

    15. You've mastered the art of smiling politely when someone addresses you as "Hey you."

    16. Oh, and of course is ALWAYS butchered on official documents.

    17. Most of the time, you suffer through the repetitive agony of repeating it three times so people get it right...

    18. ... And you always spend the first few minutes of every customer service call trying to get the representative to get your name right.

    19. And of course autocorrect has never shown you any kind of mercy.