By poorbastard - Canada - Longueuil
Today, I was called in over speakers at the airport. The man who was speaking clearly and nearly burst out laughing when he said my name. Soon, a few people around also snickered when they heard it. I had to wait five minutes before I could casually stand up. My last name is Bastard. FML
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  SkyDog  |  9

It cost me a little over $1000USD. A $470 Clerk filing fee, plus I had to run the name change in the papers for 4 weeks to see if anyone would contest the change. Then there are all those little fees to changing your ID, cards, etc.

  tanabanana13  |  14

Someone shouldn't have to change their own name because of other people's immaturity. I'm surprised by the number of, "if it bothers you, change it!" comments because it's not an ugly sweater, you know. It's OP's name...he/she was born with it. Your name represents your family, and it represents yourself. You might even like it. So why would you change it?

How many people have had their names made fun of in their lives? How many people have unfortunate names that are easy to make fun of, like Harry or Dick, for example? Are we all gonna go pay out the butt to have our names changed to avoid situations like these? That's a classic example of throwing money at our problems. I hope OP took it in stride and had a good sense of humor about it. If not, I'm genuinely sorry that OP has to live with other people's immature behavior. Don't change your name if you like it. You deserve to keep your own name!

  SMHsohard  |  22

Kind of like laughing at a funny word like "peacock"? As someone who has been guilty of finding inappropriate humor in various situations, I can tell you, sometimes it just happens.

Granted, there are times to be discrete when you find something funny, but if you keep your inner child totally reined in, when you get older you're going to need surgery to remove that stick from your ass.

  geekbuscus  |  19

I'm ashamed to say I'm guilty of it. I had to call over the radio for an order to be brought up for Dong Wang (his real name). I made it through the first time ok but when the guys in the warehouse asked me to repeat it a laugh spilled out. I apologized profusely to the guy but thankfully he was cool about it.