My mum chose to call me Clare after the Gilbert O' Sullivan song (cheesy!) - but instead of spelling it like he did - Clair, she chose an uncommon spelling with no 'i' - to be a bit different.
Because of this - I have had a lifetime of people spelling my name wrong, and when I was a child on school trips - all the Jane's and Emma's and Louise's could all get a pencil or necklace from the museum/zoo gift shop with their name on, but nowhere had one with my spelling on :(
Don't get me wrong - I love the fact that my name is spelt a little differently now, but I still find it really irritating when people spell it incorrectly. Every Christmas - at least half the cards we get, my name is spelt wrongly. Grrrrrrr!
Anyway - my initial thought for this post came from the fact that I have bought myself a lovely vintage initial pin which arrived on Saturday. It was $4 from Etsy:
It looks yellow on the photo - but the rhinestones are actually clear and really sparkly :)
I kept looking and looking on Etsy and Ebay for one that I liked and mostly the ones I liked were the wrong
Love these - if only I were a Harriet or a Violet!
Or a Rachel so I could wear this super kitch R one...
Or Amy for this funky red number! The other two on the shortlist were;
This rope 'C' and
this wooden 'C'
I'm quite happy with my Rhinestone 'C' anyway :)