13 things you’ll only know if you have an unusual surname

Me included….


LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Model Cara Delevingne backstage at the Burberry Prorsum show at London Fashion Week AW14 at Kensington Gardens on February 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images) Cara knows our pain. (Picture: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

We’re not sure if you love or hate the fact that your surname isn’t Smith, Jones or Evans.

But what’s for sure is that if your surname is something as strange as Cicurel (or possibly much more unusual), you’ll have experienced some of these tell-tale signs before…

1. Most people try to say it properly, bless them

You’re Deborah… Koorel, is that right?

12. But some don’t even bother to try to pronounce it at all

You’re Deborah… I can’t pronounce your surname.

3. Everyone spells it wrong

I get how you can pronounce something. But surely something must be wrong when my letters are addressed to Miss Squirrel?

4. Everyone made fun of your name in school

SICK-urel. HAHAHAHA. Well, aren’t you lucky that ‘sick’ became a cool word thanks to legions of rap fans?

5. You sometimes wish you’d just…

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