The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Newsroom Noise

May 17, 2012

We're having some fun playing the 'name game' ...

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MERCER COUNTY — At least my college friend Deborha O'Connor had an excuse for people perpetually spelling her name wrong: The hospital transposed the "h" and at "a" the end of her name. I don't think the university even got it right on her diploma. She was doomed to a life of frustration.

Don't cripple your kid for life. Keep it simple, people. Common spelling doesn't mean your kids can't turn out to be uncommon and special. Trust me, they'll thank you for it.

--- John Zavinski (that's John, not Jonathon or Jon or Jack)

 

What do you think?

By the way, you can check out all these names, and hundreds more, on the graduation lists that will be published in Sunday’s Herald.

 

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