I spent the first 32 years of my life being Cindy Jones. Not surprisingly, my name didn't get misspelled or mispronounced very often. When I married Steve and became Cindy deRosier, I knew that my new last name would cause some problems. Pretty much nobody pronounces it correctly on the first try. Some of my longtime friends don't know how to say it. (It is French for "of the rose" and is pronounced de-ROSE-e-a. Think Cartier, Garnier, or dossier.) That was quite a shock for someone who grew up as a Jones.
And as difficult as deRosier is to say, it is even harder to spell. It starts with a lowercase letter and has a capitol letter in it with no space in between, which freaks people out. We are frequently alphabetized after the Z's, as if lowercase d is somehow not a D at all.
For the last 7 years, I've been collecting address labels and other things with ridiculous spellings of my name. I keep them in a file labeled, "deRosier is not THAT hard." I have enough that I could do a whole book. Instead, I chose the 'best' and made this layout.
I encourage all of you to collect misspellings of your name and make your own layout! It was so much fun... and quite hilarious to see all the weird versions of my name in one place.