Friday, November 19, 2010

Say My Name

I go by a number of names, depending on when and where I met a certain person.

Kristen, to my family and Manresa people.
Kei, to my elbi blocmates.
Keipots, to my elbi dormmates and the arnis team.
Keiichi/Keich, to Southville people.

And then there are the pet names.

Ten, to really close friends and family.
Tenny, to Vanny and Laila.
Kwisten, to Juay, Ria and Krishna.
Keipotchicus, to Drea and Oyotz.
Ketsi/Ketsilator, to Doi and the rest of the Alligators.

Unlike common names like Alex, Joy, and Michelle, my name is misspelled hundreds of times and sometimes it's a pain to correct people. Thing is, it's my identity, so I tend to be very particular with it.

Here are some of the more interesting spellings I've heard/seen.

Kristine (common mispronunciation)
Christine
Key
Kee
Kaye/Kay
Keichi
Keichii
Keichie
Kitchie (I particularly dislike this one LOL)
Kechy
Kechie
Keiidri (Now how the hell did a "d" and an "r" get in there? Also, it sounds like "kadiri". LOL.)
Kaychee
Kaychy
Kaych
Keechy

Yeah. Maybe I should just change my name to Bob.

2 comments:

reeyah said...

lately i call you tenny as well haha.

and i can understand how it means to have people misspell your name ALL THE TIME.

my students do it the most. call me Marie Fosque from now on =))))

Keiichi said...

Diba? LOL

Benta yung Marie Fosque, haha! XD