I swear Lord, if you give me kids they will have normal names. Or at least commonly accepted spellings.
Nothing against all those folks out there who give their kids names with interesting spellings. Really.
But my name is almost never spelled properly. Even by friends.
D E I R D R E
Everybody gets it wrong. They either leave out the middle R or they reverse the Eee and the Eye and leave me looking like I have a death wish : Dierdre
and don’t even get me started on all the funky pronunciations I get.
It doesn’t anger me, not any more. But I sometimes find myself promising God that I will never inflict an unusual spelling on some poor unsuspecting kid.