I have three names that no one can ever spell right. Katherine Anne Rickards. Doesn't look hard but apparently it is. Most people spell my first name with a C or stick a Y in there, most drop the E from my middle name and pretty much everyone at some point tries to call me RICHARDS. But, no matter how many times they say or write it, it's simply not my name.
Recently a select few individuals (you know who you are...) have taken to trying to annoy me from time to time by trying to come up with an alternative. I have thought about this long and hard and since I don't like being blunt with people when they err I have decided to come up with a list of acceptable and unacceptable names.
Names I will answer to...
Katherine Anne (my mum calls me that when I'm in trouble...)
Names I will not answer to...
Victoria (my VO teacher used to get my friend and I confused)
Helen (my VO teacher called both Vic and I this at some point)
Broom (my sister went through a phase of calling my this when she was like 5)
Use any of the not accepted names at your own peril...