What’s wrong with you people!?
Why is “Jonathan” so difficult to spell? It’s supposedly quite a common name, and not that difficult to spell. Yet, here are just some of the mis-spellings I’ve seen:
- Printable howto is available in .pdf form at http://jonathancarter.org/files/jonathan.pdf
- Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan
What does Jonathan mean!?
(I didn’t make any of this up, these are just facts according to the Internet)
Jonathan (Hebrew: ??????????/????????, Standard Yonatan / Y?honatan Tiberian Yôn???n) is a common masculine given name meaning “Yahweh (God) has given”, “gift of God” in Hebrew. The first known Jonathan was a son of King Saul in the Hebrew Bible, a close friend of David.
From Urban Dictionary.com:
- Very nice person, warm and welcoming.
- Loyal, Generous, Handsome individual (s), who is/are without a doubt the very best person to love. Jonathan(s) is/are Intelligent, Subtle, Strong, Rock-like Men. They are the best Friends and very best Lovers, and above all, very modest.
- Someone who will always say the right thing, He’ll sometimes be shy, but he’ll respect everything you do. he’s bound to be handsome, and will look good no matter what. Sometimes, he will take your breath away. He’s a dream, picture-perfect, a complete sweetheart. No one could do any better than a Jonathan.
- OH yes, OH Jonathan, OH YES! (again and again and again and etc., etc., etc.)
- I wish I was Jonathan.
- “Dude how could that fat-ass get that chick”. He must be a Jonathan.
But you sometimes spell your name in only lowercase letters?!
I guess no one’s perfect.
From the inbox:
Hi Jonathan, You still get the spelling wrong. I just thought I would clear some things up with the correct spelling of the name. IT SHOULD BE WIHOUT AN H period, The name should be as simple as possible, like Jonatan Otherwise we seem to share not just the name, but also interest in free software and technology in general. By the way, here in Sweden it is happens quite often that they mistake me for Joakim... Especially a bit elderly ladies. Customers from United states and Canada often spells it Jonathon
I note on your spelling page, on your blog you say “not safe for a
public page”… ;)
I get as frustrated as you sometimes with people mis-spelling my name.
Its Johnathon. Not Johnathan. Not Jonathan. Johnathon. Blame my odd parents.