Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Restaurant Name

Do you have a restaurant name?

My first name is extremely difficult for most people to both spell and pronounce.  Even if I slowly spell it letter by letter, it still gets misspelled.  And drives me up a wall.  My nickname is easy to say but it throws people off more often than not too (though I really do not understand why...what's so difficult about KK?!).

To avoid this frustration and to streamline things, when I go to put my name in for a table at a restaurant or for my cup at Starbucks, I always use my restaurant name

So friends, in restaurants coast to coast, my name is always Kate.

It's easy to spell, easy to pronounce, easy to remember (key when using a fake name), fits my personality and most importantly, it fits easily on the side of a Starbucks cup.

Some friends think I'm completely practical and others think I'm nuts.  And I admit it does sound a bit like an episode of Friends or Seinfeld.  But it just works for me.

Do you ever use a restaurant name?  If so, what and why?  Do you think I've lost my last marble?  It's can tell me...I know I'm cray cray sometimes.  It still won't stop me from telling my barista my name is Kate, though.


Katiellirb said...

I totally see you as a Kate!! But I'm also partial to the real first K ;) Hope all is well with you my dear!

Tammy B said...

If I introduce myself to someone and I really don't want them to know my name, I tell them it is "Sarah Frances". I'm not sure where I pulled that name from but it has always worked.

Ruth said...

My first name isn't messed up to often but my last name everyone wants to leave off the S.

KatiePerk said...

My bestie always uses her middle name because her first always gets messed up!

Flo said...

A friend of mine had a very difficult to pronounce or spell last name, so you can imagine how excited she was when she married a man with a last name Moon. You can imagine how mad she was when she went to make a layaway at the store, told them her name, and they asked her to spell it!!!!

Sasha said...

I use my husbands first name. Don't want to hear my name butchered over the loud speaker!

Kate said...

I am cracking up because people always get it wrong when I give my name! There is something about spelling it out maybe-the K already has the A sound, the T already has the E? I get all sorts of weird spellings!


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