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Old 11-30-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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That about sums it up!

Life is hard enough without being named "Abcde" and expecting people to know to pronounce it "Ab-city".

That said, I can't believe the agents were so dumb. They know they represent the airline.
Agree, the agent should know; especially these days with so many stories in the media.

As for the name, I would have asked how it's pronounced and I can't believe it's actually a name.
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:53 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Yeah, the employee was rude and shouldn't have done what he did. But what's going to happen when kid starts elementary school. Mom's fault, kind of

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-46390368

A last name in my family can be made fun of. I asked my second cousin if she had problems growing up with that last name. She said at first. Then she got thick skin and then learned to not take so seriously, even played into the jokes. She is hilarious btw. Also told me about some of the t-shirts worn at family reunion, I'm a Dick. Yes, her last name is Dick. Use your imagination.
Went to school with a kid named Richard Upright...Dick Upright...thankfully he could go by Rich...
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: TX
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This has already been discussed in Current Events...
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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There was this female that was in the military with me that the day she turned 18 went to court to change her name that her parents gave her. Her name is pronounced Ah-Show-Lee but it is spelled ( I don't know if this word is allowed on this site so I will Hyphenate it): A-S-S-H-O-L-E. She told me her life was total hell going thru school.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:46 PM
 
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The funniest comment I read about this was on some other board, maybe Yahoo's news page. Someone wrote:

"Her brother HIJK, pronounced Hi-Jack is not allowed to fly at all."
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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There was this female that was in the military with me that the day she turned 18 went to court to change her name that her parents gave her. Her name is pronounced Ah-Show-Lee but it is spelled ( I don't know if this word is allowed on this site so I will Hyphenate it): A-S-S-H-O-L-E. She told me her life was total hell going thru school.
Did she change her name entirely or just the spelling?
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:26 PM
 
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Interestingly, I did a little research and it's not common, but there are hundreds of girls named it each year. Seems to trace to Hawaiian roots.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abcde

Ha, I probably worked with that first Abcde in Kona. That's about the right age, and my coworker had that name (and went by "Abby" or "Abs"). And a little googling just popped up her name (the person I worked with) in all sorts of articles. Looks like people are seeking out all the Abcde's they can find.

No one believes me when I say I worked with an Abcde. That agent was a fool. If you think it's a stupid name, sure, laugh about it. In your head. Privately.
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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"I think I'll give my kid a really stupid name and then raise a hissy fit whenever anyone makes fun of it."
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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Did she change her name entirely or just the spelling?
She changed the spelling.
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Follow the oil exhaust cloud until you run out of gas, then turn left
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Well, at least they didn't name the kid "Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116".
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