Mr. F wrote:my name is boring and people spell it "erin" sometimes. my last name is also boring and has some alternate spellings/similar names. meh.
Second on the Erin. What fucking twat would spell his kid's name like a girl? Unfortunately, enough that some dumb bitch at Pizza Hut puts it on the order, which is printed on the side of the box. And that's after I give my credit card number to them, which prints out a fucking receipt with the correct and only real male spelling of the name.
On the other hand, it's not boring. And girls seem to like it for some reason.
I don't get called by my first name often, being in the Army. Sometimes its been weird when I'm sleeping with a girl and she calls out my name. It's also weird when officers I work with start calling me that when there aren't other NCOs around (officers call each other by first names for some reason, and I tend to work with officers and usually at their level).