So when I named my daughter Miriam…

9 Jan

I thought I was giving her an “easy” name.  I mean, it’s not like no one’s ever heard of the name Miriam, and to me, it’s a “spell it like it sounds” name.

Then again, I read a lot, write a lot, and kind of collect names – so maybe my idea of “easy to spell” is wrong.

We went to Starbucks tonight – and you know what they can do with my name.  They then asked for Miriam’s name – and she gave it – and the girl wrote it on the cup.

When I got my drink, I’ll admit, I got a little excited.  Because the way they botched my name was SO good, who knows what they did with Miriam’s!

And now, we can bond over our names being spelled badly on Starbucks cups.

I wonder, do we get a free drink after ten misspelled versions? Shouldn’t this be a thing?  Can we campaign Starbucks for it?

Marium and Peobe - alrighty then...

Marium and Peobe – alrighty then…


And I shall also admit – Marium sounds like something that should be on the Periodic Table. Mi – the element of sparkly.


5 Responses to “So when I named my daughter Miriam…”

  1. Christine January 10, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    I thought Miriam was easy to spell too, although there are lots of “Mariam”s out there. The “u” version is new to me. Of my 6 children & their names, only Lucy is consistently spelled correctly the first time, which is why we just went with hardish-to-spell, Americans- will-probably-pronounce-it-wrong-at-first name for our littlest.: Jean-Paul.

  2. missedna January 10, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    This started my day with a smile! My first name is Edna–how hard to spell is THAT? But at Penn Station Subs, they always ask me how to spell it. And I sigh.

  3. Grainne January 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    haha! My name is Grainne (pronounced “Grawn-yuh”) so I feel your pain. No one ever says or spells my name correctly. My son’s name is Colton which I thought was fairly easy but still, no one seems able to spell it. We call him Colt to make it easier.

    Peobe though? haha…nice try then. 😀

  4. Cair January 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    I’m humored by how confident the writing of “Peobe” looks, the writing of “Marium” looks a little shaky to me. Anyway, my daughter has a friend named Marium, maybe your barrista knows her?

    I’ll support the “11 wrong get the 12th free movement” even though I’ll be unlikely to benefit.

  5. Amanda January 10, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    If “Marium” is the element of sparkly, “Poebe” sounds like it should be in the line-up with the moons of Saturn, along with Metis and Thebe.

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