‘It made my life hell’ Woman speaks out against her parents for her ‘ridiculous’ name

It sure is hard to pronounce!

Unique names are becoming more common than ever, but one woman in the UK has shone a new light over the trend as she considers cutting off communication with her family over the 'bulls***' spelling of the name her parents chose for her. 

The woman who is now accused of betraying her family says her life has been 'annoying as hell' having to correct people and explain how to pronounce her name.

Even in school, she says that her mum would have to contact the teachers every year to make sure they and the other kids in the class would pronounce her name correctly.

The woman was born Qur'stylle, pronounced as 'Crystal' and spent her whole life ashamed of explaining her name when people asked, which was often followed by judgement.

She adds that growing up, she would often use the spelling 'Chrystal' to make life easier for herself and went so far as to ask her friends to spell it that way, but when her mum found out she was furious and grounded her young daughter for it.

So as soon as she became legally able to, the woman officially changed her name to Chrystal so she ''doesn't have to deal with this f***ing bulls*** for the rest of my life'.

The legal change has since caused an uproar in the family, with her mother threatening to cut off communication with her citing she is betraying the family. 

But Chrystal is remaining determined to stay with her decision, telling her parents that it was their fault they named her something so difficult to spell and they shoul have listened when she raised the issue through her childhood and adolescence.

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