Growing up, I was never one of the lucky kids who found their names on keychains, cups and other novelty items. I’d find the traditional spelling, but never my name. I’m not gonna lie, it would bum me out but it was something I got over as time went on. In fact, I just figured I was the only person with my name (at least spelled this way) in the world…and I was kind of right! That changed this past Saturday.
I went on a ‘How I Met Your Mother’ pub crawl here in town and was in the middle of having so much fun when I got an email from DSW saying “Here’s Your Receipt”. I immediately freaked out, thinking that someone either stole my identity or card information because I hadn’t made a purchase from that store in a long time. I opened the email and read it twice before it hit me that I got someone else’s email. This woman had the same first and last name as me with one slight difference. Instead of there being a “y” in her first name it was an “i”. That single letter difference was something that was overlooked by the DSW sales associate and is what led me to looking up my name twin on Facebook. I was able to find her and send a message to her letting her know about the situation and she was just as shocked as I was to find someone with her…well our name! We laughed about it, I sent her receipt over and we even decided to grab coffee the next time we were in the same city! But that got me to thinking about all of the years I missed out on purchasing personalized souvenirs from stores because I thought the spelling of my name was so uncommon. That might be why I love monogrammed pieces now!
In fact, it might be why I’m still wearing my monogrammed necklace and initial ring from Onecklace on a daily basis. They’re classic pieces, and neutral enough to go with so many different outfits. In fact, I have my eye on a few other pieces of jewelry that would be perfect for a birthday or holiday gift for your loved ones and I’ll be sharing those soon!