Friday, April 18, 2014

it's D-A-P-H-N-E


Remember how when you were a kid and on vacation, you'd always go to the gift shop wanting to buy a tacky magnant that had your name printed on it because it was so cool? I was always the kid that never could find my name. I eventually gave up, but it was okay, because I had a cartoon character with the same name. Obviously, Scooby Doo was one of my favourite shows when I was a kid - murder, mystery and me (another reason why I really wanted to be ginger). However, I never thought my name would be a hard name to spell. Maybe because I've had it my whole life. But proven from take outs and well, Starbucks, people can get creative when spelling my name. 


Dafany: I can't unsee this spelling as *crude joke alert* 'da fanny'. Daphne, you dirty dirty mind. 

Daffni: my favourite misspelling, it sounds like it could be the name of an indie-band 

Daffeny: complete with the double f and the y, this is the conclusion of the most common misspellings. 

Dafin: true story, one of my closest friends thought I was called Daphen for the longest time, even after my other friend and I had deliberately repeated DaphNE in her face. I guess she's not the only one that thinks I should be called Daphen - just with a different spelling. 

Dathy:.....I CAN'T EVEN??? How????? And this happened after I spelled out my name for the barista. 

Dephanie: the longest misspelt name I ever got. Kudos to the barista for getting the tricky 'ph' and I guess it kinda sounds like my name? 

Daphney: YOU WERE SO CLOSE PARIS WHY THE EXTRA Y


It's an adventure every time I go to Starbucks and other places that attempt to write down my name. We'll see how creative the world can get. What's the weirdest spelling you've ever got of your name? 


With love, Daphne x

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  1. If I worked in Starbucks I'd be really inventive, Darffknee.

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    1. kudos to making it sound correct. Should take out that r tho. x

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  2. Haha, these misspellings are quite fun! I have a friend named Daphne so I've always know how to spell it haha! I was also the kid who never had their name on one of those magnets, or keyrings - it was always 'Natasha'.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. I know, the surprises that comes with every starbucks visit! We're the cool kids that have names too good for tacky tourist keychains. x

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  3. I always had trouble with my name as well, Nanny? Jenny? Oh, Lanley!

    Seriously?

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    1. Really? I thought Lenny was quite common! x

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  4. I just use a fake name (woooo the thrill!)

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    1. I tried doing that once but ended up forgetting that i'd change my name...

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  5. WHAT THE EVEN. ALL THESE MISSPELLINGS ARE SO GOLD THOUGH BUT clearly these baristas don't watch Scooby Doo ~_~
    People don't misspell my name that often, but one I get frequently is 'Venessa' and it looks weird.

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    1. To be fair, Scooby Doo probably doesn't teach you how to spell Daphne. Venessa, they must really like their es. x

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