8 Struggles That People With Unisex Names Understand
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8 Struggles That People With Unisex Names Understand

To start this off, personally, my name is Andi, and the struggle of having a unisex name came early for me in life, considering my dads name is Andrew.

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8 Struggles That People With Unisex Names Understand

I know for myself, having a unisex name that is usually thought to be a guys name has at times put me in a lot of awkward situations, but I'm sure I can say for all of us out there with these types of names, we usually get a good laugh out of these situations.

1. When elementary school teachers would try to make a seating chart with two boys and two girls at each table before the school year would start.

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We would always throw the teachers off when on the first day there would be one too many boys or girls at a table.

2. When you had a substitute teacher and they would go through roll call.

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They get to your name, you raise your hand and say "here", and they look at you and say "oh...I was looking for a boy/girl".

3. People always try to argue if your name is more masculine or feminine.

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My name is Andi, so you can probably guess how this goes for me.

4. Depending on your name, there could be a variety of ways to spell it...this also causes the same argument.

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Sticking with my name, you could have: Andi, Andie, Andy, or Andee.

5. "Wow you're the first boy/girl I've met with that name"

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It seems to be amazing to people when they meet someone with a unisex name that is commonly a guy/girl name.

6. When you have a unisex name that is short for another name.

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I know for me, if I go somewhere where I have to give my name for an order, I always have to be listening for two names; my own name, and the name Andrew. I have missed so many orders before because of this.

7. When you're in class, with friend group, at school, on a team, or at a place of work with someone who has the same name.

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You'll think someone is talking about or calling you, but they they follow their sentence with "no I was talking about the guy ____ or the girl ____"

8. You have thought about marrying someone with your same name.

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Could you imagine living with someone that has your same exact full name?

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