Honestly, this is more of a rant than a discussion.
I’ve bellyached many times about people spelling my name wrong, and I’m sure some of you have seen it. For some ridiculous reason, people at work STILL call me “Jess” or spell my name “Jessie” despite me correcting them a hundred f*cking times. I seriously think they do it on purpose to piss me off.
Okay, maybe that’s just a tad harsh. I wouldn’t really stab someone.
Anyway. It happens online a lot, too. I get review requests from authors and they spell my name wrong. I mean, seriously, it’s plastered practically everywhere on my blog! How could you miss it?!?!
And now, people are also spelling my blog name wrong. I’ve seen “Novel Heart Beat” and “Novel Heartbeats” and “Novel Heart Beats” and I think there was one other but I can’t remember it now. I know it’s an honest mistake and I’m not trying to be mean, but…it drives me bonkers. I guess just because when I talk about blogs I’m careful to double check the spelling of the blog name and the blogger’s name, I just expect others to do the same. Maybe that’s wrong of me.
So when someone spells your name or your blog name wrong, do you correct them? Is that rude? I haven’t said anything to anyone about spelling names wrong because it makes me feel awkward. But at the same time, I would want to know if I spelled someone’s name wrong. But some people work differently than I do, and others may be offended where I would not. Should I say something? Should I just leave it alone?
Has this happened to anybody else? How did you handle it??