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    CHOOSING a baby name is a huge decision, and no matter what new parents pick, they're sure to have critics. One new mom shared her "unique" name choice online, where one commenter said it might be the "greatest" bad name of all time. 1Commenters on Reddit were in a tizzy after a mom-to-be shared her baby's nameCredit: Getty The baby boy's name was announced online in an Instagram post from a maternity shoot, which was then posted on Reddit. In the forum NameNerdCirclejerk, Reddit users debate, compliment, and criticize the best and worst baby names from around the web. A caption on the original photo from the maternity shoot said the family couldn't wait to meet baby "Truxtyn." Reddit users were flabbergasted by the name, which seemed to combine a creative spelling of the traditional name "Tristan" with the word "truck." READ MORE ABOUT BABY NAMESNAME CHANGER The most unpopular baby names of 2022 revealed - and some will surprise youODD MONIKER ‘Terrible’ baby name has people in hysterics as it sounds like office supplies "I wanted to name a...
    COMING up with the perfect baby name isn't always an easy task for new parents, and that's why hundreds of baby name books have been published over the years. One mom chose to give her daughter a common enough name with a very complicated spelling – and TikTokers are trolling her for it. 3A mom on TikTok is facing some criticism for the way she's chosen to spell her child's nameCredit: Getty 3She spells Ivy using the letters "Iveagh" – and people are judging heavilyCredit: TikTok TikToker Jayke posted a video questioning a baby name she came across. Iveagh is the name spelling a mother settled with – although it's supposed to be pronounced Ivy. Jayke's video pans over a nursery where the name is spelled out in large, capitalized letters. She jokingly added a caption saying: "It's like if you say Ivy, but cough at the same time." Her comment section is filled with people who aren't very amused though. Most commentators simply don't understand why she would go with such a different spelling. One person wrote: "The spelling...
    A GRANDAD has discovered he's been spelling his name wrong his whole life - and it only took 61 YEARS to realise. Allan Grainger’s family were left in stitches on Saturday after discovering his birth certificate. 4Allan made the hilarious discovery after glancing at his birth certficateCredit: Deadline 4For 61-years Allan Grainger never knew he was in fact an 'Alan' with one 'L'Credit: Deadline To their astonishment, they found he is officially named 'Alan'. But Allan's been adding two extra 'L's' his whole life - and even has the assumed spelling etched on two tattoos on his body. The factory worker from Derbyshire could not believe it when he made the discovery. And what's more, even his parents had been spelling his name wrong all this time. Most read in NewsGUNNED DOWN LA Fitness patron 'shot dead while working out INSIDE gym' as cops swarm plazaSTRANGE DISAPPEARANCE Mystery as missing mom last seen with rabbit after 'acting strangely'RIVER HORROR Update in tubing attack that left one teen dead & 4 injured as man is arrestedDOUBLE DEATH Gruesome remains of pregnant...
    Turkey will now officially be known as Türkiye after the country's government moved to swerve associations with the ground-feeding festive bird and a term for failure. The United Nations will adopt the new name from this week at Ankara's request. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the change came into place 'from the moment' a letter sent by Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. President Erdogan ruled in November that goods manufactured in the country must now be labelled 'Made in Türkiye'. President Erdogan, pictured at an Ankara school earlier today, said the changed spelling expresses Turkish 'culture, civilisation and values' - although critics claim it is a distraction The alternative spelling expresses Turkish people's 'culture, civilisation and values', he said. Türkiye is pronounced Tur-key-yay, in line with how Turks annunciate the country's name. The president and his advisers are said to be embarrassed by their country's association with the festive bird and the slang term for 'something that fails'. 'The association with the bird genuinely annoys Erdogan and the people around him', according to Selim Koru from the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Turkish...
    (CNN)As you've been reading about the Russia-Ukraine crisis, you may have noticed a slight -- but significant -- discrepancy in how different media outlets spell Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's name.CNN uses the single "y" spelling for "Zelensky," while Fox and MSNBC go with a double "y" for "Zelenskyy." The New York Times and The Washington Post are both single "y" organizations. The Associated Press is a double "y" outlet. Reuters goes in a completely different direction, spelling his last name "Zelenskiy."So, what gives? And why?The issue is primarily one of transliteration -- from the Cyrillic alphabet used in Ukraine to the Latin alphabet we use in America. There simply isn't a clear and definitive way to render the Ukrainian President's last name through our alphabet, which leads to the variety of spellings you see.Zelensky himself has it spelled "Zelenskyy" on his passport. In May 2019 his administration said he preferred that spelling when his name was transliterated from the Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet. Read MoreIn June of that year, Peter Dickinson, a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council, noted...
    WHEN it comes to baby names, there are all sorts of bizarre and wacky spellings new parents opt for. But unfortunately for one woman, who is from the US, her son's unique name was spelt different by complete accident. 3Mother-of-two Alex, who is from the US, took to YouTube and explained how she gave her son August the middle name "Renly"Credit: deargreyson/Instagram 3The middle name "Renly" was inspired by the character Renly Baratheon in the hit TV series, Game of ThronesCredit: Dear Greyson/Youtube Mother-of-two Alex, who is from the US, took to YouTube and explained how she and her husband finally settled on the name August for their son. However, they found his middle name much harder to decide on, but eventually went with "Renly" after being inspired by the character Renly Baratheon in the hit TV series, Game of Thrones. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED But when it came to making the name official, Alex explained: "I'm so upset. "I messed up…what happened was they gave us paper and they...
    A WOMAN’S attempt at a sweet tribute to her dad went awry after a spelling mistake by her tattoo artist. Getting a tattoo is a big commitment, but it didn’t go smoothly for a woman named Kimberly asked for her parents’ names above her knees. 3A woman on TikTok revealed her tattoo artist had spelt her dad’s name as “Jhon” instead of “John”Credit: TikTok/@timbles32 3Her mother’s name, Kristian, was spelled correctly on her kneeCredit: TikTok/@timbles32 On her TikTok account, she revealed her tattoo artist ended up spelling her dad’s name as “Jhon” instead of “John.” She faces having to get it removed and redone if she wants to fix it, since it’s in the spot she wants it to be. But despite the mistake, she has found a bright side. Kimberly said she’s lucky because her family have made the misspelled tattoo into an inside joke. “My brother signed my dad up for a magazine subscription and spelled his name like this,” she said in her video. “And so, it’s kind of like an inside family joke. When I told...
    GETTING a tribute tattoo for a loved one is a popular way to show someone just how much you care. Considering it'll be permanently inked on you for life, you'd want it to be just perfect, right? 2Kimberly, who is from the US, took to TikTok and told how she wanted two tribute tattoos - one for her mum (pictured) and the other for her dadCredit: TikTok/@timbles32 2The social media user was so focused on getting the more unusual spelling of her mum's name correct, that the tattoo for her dad ended up going wrong insteadCredit: TikTok/@timbles32 Kimberly, who is from the US, took to TikTok and shared a snap of the touching tribute tattoo she got for her father, before revealing it hadn't quite gone to plan. She explained: "So here's the tattoo…it's supposed to be 'John.' "It's not really fixable because it's in the spot that I want it to be and I'd have to get it removed and redone." FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED However, Kimberly went on...
    NAMING a baby is no easy feat, especially when it comes to worrying about what others might think. And now a baby name expert has revealed her least favourite names - and it’s all down to the spelling. 2Amber, known as the Name Fairy, has shared her least favourite baby names and it is all down to the spellingCredit: @thenamefairy/Tiktok 2She says too many parents try to give their kids a 'unique' name with a 'nonsensical' spellingCredit: @thenamefairy/Tiktok Amber, known as The Name Fairy, regularly shares her tips for classic but unique monikers on her TikTok account. And in a recent video, she revealed her “biggest pet peeves” when it comes to baby names. Amber explained that parents try to make their baby names “unique” by giving them “nonsensical” spellings. Her biggest offenders are Jackson spelled like Jaxsyn, Tatum spelled like Taedum and Paisley as Paizleigh. “‘Unique’ name spellings can get outta hand real quick IMO!” she said in a recent video. “People…PLEASE stop spelling your child’s name in a nonsensical way.  Most read in LifestyleQUICK WIT Queen once had...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki erroneously spelled Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's name in a tweet commemorating her selection on Friday, writing "Kentaji" instead. "There is a lot of upsetting and challenging news in the world right now, but today there is also huge news to celebrate. We can't wait to see you on the Supreme Court—Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson," Psaki wrote on Friday. The correct spelling of Jackson's first name was written on the White House post that was quote-tweeted by the press secretary. BIDEN VOWS KETANJI BROWN JACKSON WON'T PUT 'HER THUMB ON THE SCALE OF JUSTICE' There is a lot of upsetting and challenging news in the world right now, but today there is also huge news to celebrate. We can't wait to see you on the Supreme Court--Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson https://t.co/evASdnaEq0— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) February 25, 2022 Psaki was not the only public figure to make the simple spelling mistake over President Joe Biden's newly named Supreme Court nominee, who will become the first black woman on the highest court if she is...
    Newton added that despite her lighter skin, she aims to make a difference for black women in and out of Hollywood. “I do think that any women of color who — whether they are pale, or whatever — who have managed to help other actors get into this business, we matter,” she insisted, tears running down her face. "Whenever they say that black women have watched the movie, and it’s really, really, really mattered to them, I just thank God that my light skin didn’t stop that from happening ... That it didn’t cause more pain.”What else is there to know? Newton recently announced that she'd changed the spelling of her name from Thandie to Thandiwe — its original Zimbabwean spelling. "That's my name. It's always been my name. I'm taking back what's mine," Newton told British Vogue in April. It serves to point out that Newton's given first name is actually Melanie. Thandiwe Newton plays a woman confronting white hunters in the Sundance film "God's Country." She says she's struggled with a different type of prejudice...
    A MAN has revealed the drawbacks of having the “world’s most unfortunate name” which has shaped his life for the past two years. Kovid Kapoor, from Bangalore, India, says his moniker has left people bemused and freaked out wherever he goes – but admits it’s not all that bad. 5Kovid says he will forever be associated with the coronavirus 5The 31-year-old's name has regularly prompted shocks when it's read out in public Speaking to the Jam Press, the 31-year-old trip agency owner said: "It's been a pretty crazy couple of years for me.""When the WHO announced the name of the disease, the first thing I realised was the spelling and pronunciation was very close to my name."It was obviously not something I could do anything about, and it was a very amusing coincidence." Kovid explained that he was instantly hit with a slew of relentless puns, jokes and memes among friends and family when the virus was first revealed to the world in late 2019.   But he soon noticed that his attention would stretch beyond the confines of his...
    The Dallas Cowboys apparently have issues spelling. They’re a pretty good football franchise, but they’re not the best at spelling names for some reason.  Very few things are going right for the Dallas Cowboys as they host the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs. While this team looked excellent during the regular season, Dallas has looked rough from the start of this contest. And somehow, the Cowboys’ issues apparently include the inability to spell Leighton Vander Esch’s name properly. On Vander Esch’s uniform, the Cowboys ended up dubbing him “Vander Ecsh.” It’s a pretty straightforward, simple misspelling. All the Cowboys did was flip a couple letters. But it’s not great. Leighton Vander Eschs name is misspelled on his jersey ???? pic.twitter.com/jpUcffSZAY — FanSided (@FanSided) January 16, 2022 Dallas Cowboys misspell Leighton Vander Esch’s name on his jersey Hey, look, typos happen. Misspellings happen. Everyone’s guilty of this sort of mistake at some point or another. That includes yours truly. That’s why editors are important. Well, editors and spellcheck. But, this is a jersey for...
    REAL Housewives of Orange County fans mocked Dr. Jen Armstrong after they had spotted her really "embarrassing spelling mistake" during the recent all-new episode of the reality show. During the episode, Dr. Jen had her cell placed on top of a table.  5Dr. Jen Armstrong received a call from Heather DubrowCredit: Bravo 5Jen had misspelled Heather's name in her contactsCredit: Bravo The incoming call came from Real Housewives co-star Heather Dubrow, 52, whose name appeared on the screen. Except Dr. Jen did not have Heather's last name spelled correctly in her contacts list.  The cell screen had the name spelled as "Debrow." When the screenshot of Jen's cell surfaced on Reddit, users had a blast mocking the reality star's misspelling. THE COMMENTS One RHOC fan said: "Dr. Jen having Heather’s name spelled wrong in her phone made me giggle a little." Most read in EntertainmentBACHELORETTE BACKLASH Michelle bashed for breaking Brandon's heart by picking NayteTRISTAN'S LOSS! Khloe stuns in bodysuit as she feels 'embarrassed' by Tristan's cheatingKOURT'S KRIS-MAS Kourtney goes pantless in lingerie & thigh-high boots in throwback photo'YIKES!' Teen Mom Farrah's mother...
    "Wheel of Fortune" fans think a contestant on Monday’s episode deserves a second chance after the show seemingly misspelled the name of rapper Yung Joc. It’s rare that a show as well-known for its use of the written word as "Wheel of Fortune" would contain a gaffe as simple as a spelling error. However, that’s exactly what many fans believe happened Monday when constant Kennise Miller was competing in the Bonus Round puzzle.  According to Yahoo Entertainment, the contestant stepped up to try and solve a puzzle under the category of "person." In the end, she only got two of the nine letters and was not able to venture the correct guess of "Young Jock." However, many fans of the show believe she deserves a second chance, arguing that the show merely misspelled the name of rapper "Yung Joc," best known for his 2006 hit single "It’s Goin’ Down."  Meanwhile, some noted that, even if the puzzle wasn’t attempting to name the artist, "Young Jock" is a bit of a vague, big swing for something that’s supposed to be a...
    An exit sign on a Delaware highway was replaced Friday after drivers pointed out a misspelling of the state's name as "Delware." Social media users also posted about the error this week, which occurred on a northbound highway in Wilmington, Delaware . The misspelling on the sign was discovered after it had been installed, Donnie Arant, an area manager with Kiewit Infrastructure Company and a contractor with the state's Department of Transportation, told the Associated Press. SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS HE GOT HIS MONEY'S WORTH FROM MISSPELLED TIMES SQUARE AD "You may have noticed this sign on your commute recently and ... you all passed the test!" Delaware's Department of Transportation said on Facebook Tuesday. "We were making sure commuters were *aware* of our signage. Now stop texting and taking photos while driving, and pay attention to the road!" The incident occurred after a subcontractor had to make a temporary sign quickly upon realizing that the permanent sign would not arrive before the exit, which had previously been closed for construction, reopened. However, the...
    TORI Spelling REFUSED to even mention husband Dean McDermott's name on the Wendy Williams show amid her divorce rumors. Last week, Tori was seen spending family time in Disneyland with her children and husband Dean McDermott. 5Tori Spelling REFUSED to even mention husband Dean McDermott's name on the Wendy Williams show amid her divorce rumorsCredit: The Wendy WIlliams Show 5Wendy Williams guest host, Whitney Cummings, asked Tori: 'What is going on with that guy- Dean? Nothing? Nothing?'Credit: The Wendy WIlliams Show Wendy Williams guest host, Whitney Cummings, asked Tori: "What is going on with that guy- Dean? Nothing? Nothing?" Tori answered: "What? You know I'm not going to answer that." Whitney accepted that and moved on in the interview. Last week, Tori looked furious with Dean and their five kids at Disneyland. The family’s recent outing comes as the couple is “on the brink of divorce.” On Wednesday, the 48-year-old actress looked miserable while spending time at the theme park with Dean, 54, and their kids. Most read in Entertainment'SHE LOOKS GOOD' Teen Mom fans praise Catelynn for weight loss...
    MTV She's not just "Baby R" anymore. She’s not “Baby R” anymore. “Teen Mom OG” stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra announced the name of baby No. 4 on September 2. While some fans were underwhelmed with the moniker — considering Lowell teased followers for nearly a week — others didn’t know how the name was supposed to be pronounced. “We are so excited to real Baby R’s name,” Lowell wrote via Instagram stories. “Hint: It’s not what you think.” She and her husband had been teasing Baby R’s name as “Rose” since they continually included rose emoji’s in their updates about the infant. “We are proud to announce our fourth and final little princess Rya Rose Baltierra!” Lowell told Celebuzz. “Mom, baby, and dad are doing well and Rya is adored by all that meets her,” she added. “[Sisters] Novalee and Vaeda are over the moon! We are blessed beyond belief ❤️.” Lowell revealed to Celebuzz that Rya was born at 1:07 a.m. on August 28 and was six pounds, 12 ounces, and 20 inches.Fans Were Unsure...
     Not only can Zaila Avant-garde spell and dribble, but she can spell while dribbling, as she stands on a foam roller and keeps her cool in front of Bill Murray. The 14-year-old 2021 Scripps Spelling Bee champ — the first Black person to hold the title — joined guest host Phoebe Robinson on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! to show off her skills. After nailing a few challenges given by Robinson, such as spelling the word “amaryllis” while dribbling six basketballs, Avante-garde was surprised by an iconic spelling bee pronouncer. “And for your final challenge, we have a special guest presenter,” Robinson teased. “All the way from Marseille, France, the man who helped you win the crown … Mr. Bill Murray!!!!” While Avant-garde earned that crown all on her own, Robinson was referencing the word that scored Avant-garde the championship title: Murraya. When given the word at the competition, Avante-garde asked, “Does this word contain the English name Murray, which could be the name of a comedian?” Avante-garde later thanked Murray while on NPR: “I’d like to send a thank you to Bill...
    HBO’s Westworld star Thandie Newton said she is changing her first name back to its original “Thandiwe.” But in announcing the change, the British actress mixed up the ethnicity of her own name, initially saying “Thandiwe” is of Shona origin and then correcting herself to say it is actually Zulu. Thandie Newton made the revelation in British Vogue, later adding on Twitter that her name was misspelled “Thandie” on her first movie and stayed that way for the rest of her career. The filmmakers borrowed her real name “Thandiwe” for the character she played. “They stole my name. And I’m taking it back,” she tweeted. The director of my first film asked to use my actual name for the character – because it was authentic and beautiful. I felt flattered and agreed. And then in the credits they used my ‘nickname’ to differentiate from the character name. They stole my name. And I’m taking it back. https://t.co/O4jPtxj06D — Thandiwe Newton OBE (@ThandiweNewton) April 5, 2021 The Emmy-winning star told the magazine that “Thandiwe” — meaning “Beloved” — is from the...
    Thandiwe Newton, the acclaimed actress formerly known as Thandie Newton, is getting back to her roots. The 48-year-old "Westworld" star has had a long career on both the big and small screens and has always been known as Thandie -- but as it turns out, that isn't her birth name. From here on out, the star will go by Thandiwe, she revealed in a new interview with British Vogue. Newton began to drop the "W" from her name when she was in school in an effort to minimize the discrimination against her as a young Black girl. THANDIE NEWTON SAYS TOM CRUISE GOT 'FRUSTRATED' WITHER HER ON 'MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2' SET: I WAS 'SO SCARED' Once she entered show business, the letter was mistakenly left out of her name on her first credit. Her first listed credit on IMDb is the 1991 movie "Flirting," in which she is credited as Thandie. Thandie Newton will now go by her birthname, Thandiwe Newton, after the "W" was mistakenly left off of her first film credit. (Getty Images) The "W" was...
    Loading the player... Actress Thandiwe Newton has revealed that she plans to be known professionally by her full given name. In an interview with British Vogue, she revealed that the last two letters were left off her name in her first film, and she allowed herself to be known as “Thandi.” However, Newton says of her full Zimbabwean name, “that’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine.”  Actress Thandiwe Newton now plans to be known professionally by her full given name. The last two letters were left off her name in her first film. However, Newton says, of her full Zimbabwean name, “I’m taking back what’s mine.” (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Thandiwe means “beloved” in Shona, which is one of the main languages in Zimbabwe, the nation her mother is from.  The 48-year-old star of HBO’s Westworld also talked at length about the trauma she experienced at the hands of Hollywood executives and directors, including Australian director John Duigan.  Read More: Daniel Kaluuya scores major win at SAG Awards 2021 She said the...
    Westworld star Thandie Newton has revealed that the original spelling of her first name is ‘Thandwie’, which was “carelessly” dropped from her first acting credit “Flirting” and, subsequently, every role since. The Emmy Award winner, born to Zimbabwean mother and English father in London, announced she would be including the ‘W’ once more in her stage name, which means “beloved” in Shona language of Zimbabwe. Thandie Newton Recalls Working With a ‘Very Dominant’ Tom Cruise on Mission Impossible 2. “That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine,” Newton told British Vogue in her May 2021 cover interview. The 48-year-old actor, whose credits include films like Mission: Impossible 2, Crash and The Pursuit of Happyness, also addressed the backlash she faced in 2016, after revealing that she was a victim of sexual misconduct, a year before the #MeToo movement in Hollywood. Westworld Star Thandie Newton Reveals She Left Charlie’s Angels Remake After a Disturbing Meet With Amy Pascal. She recalled firing her publicist, who asked her to stop talking about the abuse, because it was...
    Thandiwe Newton. Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images Newton has been going by the first name "Thandie" her entire career. Not any more. "That's my name," she told British Vogue. "It's always been my name. I'm taking back what's mine." Thandiwe means "beloved" in Shona. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Emmy winner Thandiwe Newton has been going by the name "Thandie" ever since her first role. But no more. In the May 2021 cover story of British Vogue, the 48-year-old "Westworld" star told writer Diana Evans the true spelling of her first name and announced that going forward, she will be credited with the correct spelling. Newton said that the "W" in her first name was carelessly left out of her first acting credit. "That's my name," she told British Vogue, which said Thandiwe means "beloved" in Shona. "It's always been my name. I'm taking back what's mine." This is the latest chapter in the evolution of Newton. In 2016 she spoke out about being a victim of sexual abuse during an audition, a year before Hollywood was...
    Thandiwe Newton is proudly “taking back” her real name — after 30 years of using “Thandie” because it was misspelled in her first movie. The 48-year-old “Westworld” star posed for the cover of British Vogue’s May edition with her real name, Thandiwe Newton, spelled out in large letters for the first time, calling it the “rebirth of an icon.” Newton attending the the 58th Annual Director’s Guild Awards in 2006.WONG/LFI “That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine,” the actress told the magazine, saying the real spelling will be used in all her future projects, too. Newton revealed that she is a Shona princess — a title passed on to her and her children from her mother, who was the granddaughter of a Shona chief in Zimbabwe. Newton arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP The name Thandiwe is Shona for “beloved,” fitting given her starring role in the 1998 movie with the same name. However, she said that it was misspelled...
    Thandiwe Newton is proudly “taking back” her real name — after 30 years of using “Thandie” because it was misspelled in her first movie. The 48-year-old “Westworld” star posed for the cover of British Vogue’s May edition with her real name, Thandiwe Newton, spelled out in large letters for the first time, calling it the “rebirth of an icon.” Newton attending the the 58th Annual Director’s Guild Awards in 2006.WONG/LFI “That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine,” the actress told the magazine, saying the real spelling will be used in all her future projects, too. Newton revealed that she is a Shona princess — a title passed on to her and her children from her mother, who was the granddaughter of a Shona chief in Zimbabwe. Newton arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP The name Thandiwe is Shona for “beloved,” fitting given her starring role in the 1998 movie with the same name. However, she said that it was misspelled...
    US vaccine rollout envied in Canada; Britain plans return to concerts, sports events: Live COVID-19 updates Heres the biggest news you missed this weekend Thandiwe Newton has graced our screens for the better part of three decades. © Provided by People Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Now, the Emmy Award winner, 48, is correcting everyone on her name, after she was credited as "Thandie" in her first role and, subsequently, every role since. Going forward, she'll be credited with the correct spelling of her name, which means "beloved" in Shona. "That's my name," she told British Vogue in her May 2021 cover interview. "It's always been my name. I'm taking back what's mine." The actress also opened up about the backlash she faced in 2016, after revealing that she was a victim of sexual misconduct, a year before the #MeToo movement in Hollywood. The British star recalled firing her publicist, who asked her to stop talking about the abuse, because it was "not good for your reputation." RELATED: Thandie Newton Says She Turned Down Charlie's Angels After Racist Meeting with Producer Amy Pascal...
    A little girl named Galya stole the show when Vice President Kamala Harris visited a pre-k to kindergarten classroom Friday with her exuberant and outgoing personality. The little girl, identified in pool reports first as “Dalya” and later as “Galya” (confirmed by a teacher) can be heard spelling her name and telling Harris staffers “I want to see Kamala Harris”  repeatedly as the class awaited the VP — who was delivering remarks at the West Haven Child Development Center. The staffers can be heard teaching the kids the correct pronunciation of Harris’ name: “Comma-la.” “You’re nice, not crazy!” Galya tells a staffer in her distinctive voice, then told the staffers, to laughter, that “I’m going to tell all my family about you.” She then proceeded to hold court with reporters, rattling off the spellings of her sisters’ names and reporting that “I have two TVs,” one upstairs and one downstairs, with a third TV for her room in the works. That adorableness continued for another ten minutes or so, until VP Harris finally appeared in the classroom. Then, Galya crawled...
    The Weeknd is set to perform at the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show, and viewers may be curious as to why there’s no e near the end in the singer’s name. While his name is pronounced like the Saturday to Sunday break, there is no e in the spelling for “end.” In fact, if you’re looking at his name closely, you may not even recognize the fact it’s missing an e. Either that, or you think it’s being misspelled constantly. But there’s a good reason why it’s spelled differently, as the singer revealed back in 2013. We’ll get into why below. MORE: Everything to know about The Weeknd’s songs and more The Weeknd name origin The Weeknd’s name is spelled without the extra e, or not spelled like The Weekend, due to copyright reasons. While The Weeknd is immensely famous now, he wasn’t back when he chose his name. When he decided to be called The Weekend, there was already a band in Canada called that. But since he was already going by The Weekend, he simply decided to keep the...
    I had just entered Riverside on my way to Mount Rubidoux a couple of weeks ago when I spotted something out my car window even more arresting than the mountain itself: a typo. At least that’s what it looked like as I drove by. After I parked, I walked a couple of blocks to the house in question to see if the yard sign advocating for the removal of Gavin Newsom truly had a spelling error or if my eyes, like the governor, had failed me. They hadn’t. “Recall Newsome,” the yard sign urged. Under that was the address for the recall website: recallgavin2020.com. Notice that the web address avoids the Newsom/Newsome issue. (Also, that this is 2021.) The sign didn’t appear to be official, since the website doesn’t sell merchandise. I see the “Newsome” typo all the time on social media, but this was the first time I’d seen it out in the wild. I tweeted a photo of the sign and wrote: “Typo alert in Riverside! Sign should actually read ‘Misspell Newsom.’” Replies, much like recall petition signatures,...
    LIVERPOOL found the only way to stop keeper Caoimhin Kelleher making as big a name for himself as he would have liked on his Premier League debut. The Reds left off the first "e" from the 22-year-old's surname on his shirt against Wolves for the first half - spelling trouble for the champions on social media. 2Caoimhin Kelleher found his top one letter short as he made his Premier League debut for Liverpool I thought my eyes were deceiving me but I genuinely think LFC have misspelled Kellehers name on his shirt ???? #Kellher #LFC— Jon Sass (@jonsass41) December 6, 2020 Armchair observers checked for their spectacles - only to find that their eyes were NOT deceiving them over the unusual type of error. Republic of Ireland Under-21 star Kelleher was undaunted as he kept out Wolves before the break, Mo Salah's goal dividing the teams. But there was no letter-up on social media, even though Liverpool corrected the spelling for the second half. 2 One fan tweeted: "I thought my eyes were deceiving me but I genuinely think LFC have misspelled...
    DEAR ABBY: Is it rude or disrespectful for someone to change their first name? Jeanne Phillips  I’m in my early 30s and have wanted to change mine my whole life. I changed the spelling of my name when I was 12, and my parents legally changed it for me when I was a teenager. But I still don’t like the name, and I cringe whenever I hear it. Because it’s a common name for someone my age, I’m sure most people won’t understand if I change it. While I respect the effort my parents put into selecting a name for me, I don’t want to be stuck with this one for the rest of my life. Related Articles Dear Abby: I have no doubt my mother is guilty of murder. She doesn’t want to talk about it. Dear Abby: Our once-intense friendship mysteriously ended Dear Abby: He’s threatening to leave me over my nonexistent diary Dear Abby: Should I urge my teen back into sports so soon after his friend’s death? ...
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