1. Ah, the dreaded first day of school. What will the teacher do? mellywilliams.com 2. Do the thing where they linger on that first syllable quizzically, waiting for you to finish it? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com 3. Or power through with a mispronunciation? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF beautypulselondon.com 4. Or will they just give up and say, "I'm not even going to try this! I'll just butcher it!" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com 5. At least you're good for the rest of the school year — of course, until you have a substitute: Courtesy of James Marshall / Houghton Mifflin Viola Swamp will NOT pronounce your name correctly. 6. People always ask you what your name means. giphy.com IDK, WHAT DOES "JONES" MEAN? 7. People with normal last names are always thinking up horrible ill-advised baby names because they don't understand The Struggle. collegecandy.com It's bad enough for those of us with just difficult last names, a tough first name is way more annoying — you have to explain it EVERY time. 8. Quelle horreur! Someone misspelled Tabitha. Must be so hard for you, TABITHA. Why don't you go blog about it. starbucksspelling.tumblr.com 9. Those personalized tourist tchotchkes never have your name. Flickr: chachlate 10. You've definitely used a fake easy version of your name for making restaurant reservations at least once. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com Sometimes it's just TOO MUCH to deal with. 11. On the plus side, you know IMMEDIATELY it's a telemarketer by the half-second hesitation before saying your name. Comedy Central 12. People make up nicknames for you so they don't have to say your full name. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com 13. If it's an ethnic-sounding name, people always ask you if you speak the language and have relatives in that country, as if immigration to the United States hasn't been happening for 300 years. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 90s-80smadonna.tumblr.com Not to mention that a last name only denotes your father's side; apparently people have been "mixing" in this country for quite some time now. 14. Your entire identity has to be about telling people how to pronounce your name. Twitter: @ailbhetross BuzzFeed UK's Ailbhe also has to include a pronunciation guide to her name in her email signature. 15. There's the awkward situation of correcting someone who's gotten your name wrong for a while. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF adriannaxoxomeow.tumblr.com 16. When filling out a form, you realize halfway through your first name... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 17. Seriously, never fits on ANYTHING. Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images 18. Even your best friends still spell your name wrong. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bravo TV At your closest friends' weddings, you will never receive a save-the-date, invitation, and seating card with consistent spellings across all three. 19. You've perfected a standard way of explaining the pronunciation by using more normal words. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 20. At least you don't have to worry that someone with the same name as you is squatting it on social media. 21. But because no one has your name, there's no hiding your embarrassing internet trail on on Google. collegehumor.com Thanks to impossibly named BuzzFeeders Sapna Maheshwari, Adrian Carrasquillo, Andrew Kaczynski, Emily Fleischaker, Doree Shafrir, Dan Oshinsky, Erik Malinowski, Tasneem Nashrulla, Tanner Ringerud, Lauren Yapalater, Matt Bellassai, Krutika Mallikarjuna, Ailbhe Malone, and Regis Courtemanche for input. Please read that out loud three times fast if you want some fun.