My dad named me…Anne Gay. All is good then started in school and the battle of Ann or Annie began. I would always point out to the teacher – “It’s Annie.” Since school though, I just take it as it comes. If called Ann or Annie…I don’t care. I let it go. Recently it was brought to my attention by a friend. I think they thought my Dad just misspelled my name. No – that isn’t the case.
My dad says he spelled it right. He was a great speller so I believe him. I think it has more to do with cultures, ethnicity, etc.
Also, found this…
If anyone ever says…your parents spelled your name wrong, look it up – 9 times out of 10 it is a cultural/language issue.