I went to high school with a girl who was named Julia Roberts and everyday someone would yell to her, “hey movie star!” Seriously. Everyday some asshole thought they were so clever that they needed to scream this to her, like she hadn’t heard it the day before and the day before and the day before (etc etc).
This was a long time ago though and now that she’s older, I hope she doesn’t have to still deal with this, but the reality is when you have an unusual name people always feel the need to comment. I mean, my name is Katie Kelly and even that’s a lot for people to handle: “omg you have two first names,” “what’s your middle name,” “Good thing your mom’s first name isn’t Kelly or she’d be Kelly Kelly.” SMDH.
But neither of us even remotely compare to this poor dude in Seattle whose legal name is…Taylor Swift. Yea, that’s tough. But according to the segment his local news station ran on him, the guy seems to be relatively cheerful about it and even receives a ton of fan mail from people. I guess when you share your name with the world’s biggest pop star, that’s the best way to handle it.
Watch the brief segment above (via Stereogum).