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The "Growing Up With My Name" Hashtag Captures What It's Like Having A Unique Name

Struggle 1,234,198 of having a unique name: Just letting people mispronounce your name because you're tired of correcting them.

1. For anyone with a unique name, going through roll call at school may have been a struggle, especially when the teacher butchers your name.

2. And to make matters worse, it's annoying when said teacher attempts to call you something other than your given name.

3. Then there are the times it's easier to just let people say your name however they please because you're exhausted.

4. In fact, you'd probably be rolling in the dough if you were rewarded with monetary compensation each time someone mispronounced your name.

5. You've been bombarded with people making terrible puns at your expense.

6. Just awful.

7. But there were good moments when others stood up for you when it mattered most.

8. And it's no secret that people with names that are different are sometimes profiled.

9. And asked really offensive questions.

10. Never seeing those souvenirs with your name on it was a common occurrence.

11. You became so good at knowing when someone was going to mispronounce your name, you'd make your presence known to avoid imminent humiliation.

12. And the bad jokes don't get any better.

13. Because they're, like, not funny.

14. Although there are the rare instances when people find a great way to compliment you on your moniker.

15. Oh god.


17. Why, humans, why?!

18. And lastly: