Misspelled names are common in today’s society. I thought this article was an interesting one.
“I don’t care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right.”
No one knows who said it first, but anyone who has ever written for a newspaper or magazine has heard some version of this quotation. It’s a thought to be taken to heart by anyone–journalist or not–who has occasion to write someone else’s name on an envelope or in a comment box. People don’t just dislike having their given names misspelled, they suffer feelings of rejection when the person who does the misspelling is a relative, friend, teacher, or business associate. Learn more.