Do you do this when you give information over the phone?
I never do it!
wonderful pear / 26210 posts
Haha, yes, a lot!
grapefruit / 4400 posts
I do, but only for letters that can be misheard (N, M, P, B, etc.).
blogger / coconut / 8306 posts
I do it when spelling our last name over the phone!
cantaloupe / 6056 posts
only for confusing letters or when people can't hear.
I got a less confusing last name when I got married and I'm happy to have less "wait, what?" when I am giving my name!
pear / 1998 posts
Usually only when I am spelling my company's name. It ends with an F and everyone usually hears S.
blogger / watermelon / 14218 posts
I do N as in Nancy and M as in Mary!
grapefruit / 4442 posts
Yes because people always have a hard time spelling my full name
papaya / 10570 posts
Yes... but I would use the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet (NATO alphabet). Alpha, bravo, charlie, delta, echo, foxtrot etc.....
nectarine / 2031 posts
@mrs. wagon: I use the same names for those letters too. I do it quite a bit at work. I have to talk to insurance companies a lot.
grapefruit / 4213 posts
Yes, my last name requires it
coconut / 8861 posts
haha yep. My husband does it way more than me. At Starbucks, they ask for your name. I always that it's like the movie for the spelling. They seem to enjoy that one.
honeydew / 7091 posts
A guy at work spells his name in military lingo... 'Tango, Foxtrot, Echo". It makes me a little crazy...
ETA: @Cherrybee: Oh, is that what it is? I always thought it was Military...
honeydew / 7916 posts
@mrs. wagon: I think we have the same last name right? I had to do it just now! They *always* hear it wrong on the phone, without fail.
@spaniellove: Maybe?? My last name ends in a G but my maiden name ends in an M!
@mrs. wagon: The one that ends with an M...I remember having a convo about this once, I think. (Going to stop being creepy about this now!)
@spaniellove: haha! it's only slightly creepy. It's not the super common one, right? Mine is the one that is common for both Chinese and Korean... and the misspelling with the N at the end makes it decidedly Chinese! (and I'm Korean!)
wonderful olive / 19353 posts
I do for letters that can be mixed up like N, S, B, etc.
@mrs. wagon: Definitely not the super common one, although people keep trying to call me that too!
kiwi / 566 posts
My mom always did it for our last name growing up..."N as in Nancy"...although apparently there are quite a few people out there who think "Mancy" is a name because they still got it wrong!!
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21628 posts
I do it of they ask for a clarification.
grapefruit / 4235 posts
I do, when i spell my email address because it's my maiden name and it has a Z and a C in it.
cantaloupe / 6692 posts
My name is very unheard of so people can't wrap their minds around it over the phone. They're like..."what??" So I spell it out. I only have to use "D as in Dog" on my first initial. That's the only letter that can get misheard.
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