How many ways are there to spell my first name?
Or, “I got to get a life.”
|Over the years I have had my name misspelled so often that I am immune to any perceived insult. Once, many years ago, I counted 10 ways that I could remember having seen it. With the help of google, I went in search of a larger variety. For a long time I had found “only” 34, but now I am up to 106. Can you find any more? The only rule I use is to start with the letter D and have it sound something like Duane. After the name is the number of “hits” by Google. The name must be a person and not a title or office. They may come from other languages and may be pronounced a bit differently, but how would I know? My spelling, Duane, accounts for about 60% of all of the ways. No wonder that my name is so hard for people to spell.
11 Names starting with “Da”
21 Names starting with “De”
22 Names starting with “Do”
Thanks to Duane Mondue for this grouping
Doain, This one is funny. Most, but not all, found by Google are a misspelling of domain, as in domain name registration but they are not included here.
20 Names starting with “Du”
Duain, 3 k
13 Names starting with “Dw”
Dwain, 154 k
7 Names starting with DY
12 Names with an apostrophe
If you think that this is some kind of record, think again. I once found a website that had all 175 spellings of Rebecka.
What does Duane mean?
In Irish, Duane means “supremely black, or dark person” and it comes from both the Gaelic and Celtic languages. I didn’t know that until the advent of the Internet. I really have fun telling people that I am black.
My middle name is Leroy and it means King, in French.
See the Coat of arms for Duane and a few more odd spellings. Seems that I descended from an Ox.
Learn about the Duane’s syndrome. So, I am also a disease.
It is obvious that my last name is German.
I am a Black German King diseased ox.