Imagine the trouble or difficulty she would have had if she didn’t know what type of ice cream the kids like, favorite colors, or your favorite meal? We chose the name Myles, because it means soldier, and my wife said it sounded nice with my surname. If I don’t reassure him otherwise, that’s what he’ll believe, every time we drive on the highway, and be annoyed!
"Because they haven’t gotten to know you," I told him. Common names are the ones we generally assume we know how to spell, and the ones we make the biggest mistakes about.
But if we care, we learn Myles can be spelled with a ‘y’. Whether or not you know your wife’s social security number may not be important.
If he can’t remember his promise, why should I care about him?
Translated, if dad really cares, then dad will find out what’s important to me and do something about it.
Granted, there may be nothing in a name, but try using it.
If there understand you think they are important, maybe they’ll talk to you. Elevate what they say to the same importance you would those things that are important to you.
by Archie Wortham "Why does everyone spell my name wrong?
" Myles, my six year old, asked as we drove on the interstate. If people really care about you, they get to know the things that are important to you, and the spelling of one’s name is important, regardless of how different it may be.
I think I’ve met some dads there, with flat tires, even though people, like Good Samaritans, passed by offering lifts, new tires, and in some cases, even a new car.