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Do you have a generic last name?

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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i would honestly love to have one.. by generic i mean a lot of people have it. Johnson, miller, etc. or the easier pronounced. i hate it when someone calls our phone and says is miss..... there and they're not pronoucing it the right way.. but then again i can't really blame them either.

by on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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4Dragons
by on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Generic as far as pronunciation but unusual spelling so it's usually mispronounced :P (It's pronounced Lee but not spelled that way)

erin708
by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:41 PM
My maiden name yes
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lizzie_ann
by Platinum Member on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:42 PM

I have a very straightforward first and last name, yet people still mess it up. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:42 PM
Yep. Last name is Jackson
2babymomma
by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:42 PM
Yes mine is very generic.
supermama322
by Kaylee on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:43 PM
No. My maiden name got confused a LOT. My whole life.

My married name is super common amongst Native people here but not generic in general. It gets mispronounced a lot.
Mookeymom
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:45 PM
Yep. Went from a common last name that was constantly either misspelled or mispronounced to my married name. Thankfully it's just my husbands first name that is always screwed up lol
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:45 PM


Quoting erin708: My maiden name yes
zeenah
by Zarah on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:46 PM
1 mom liked this

I was a Brown.

Big sister to be! Nov. 2014

AilinaW
by on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Ha! Awesome question. I went from a tangly, ethnic, three-syllable maiden name with a weird accent-emphasis (just begged to be butchered!), to a super-plain married name: Willis. (And yet, I still get folks who ask me how to spell it.) :)

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