Woman Legally Changes Her Name After Parents' Spelling Made Her Life 'Hell' | 22 Words

A woman has been accused of betraying her family after she legally changed the name her parents gave her because it "made her life hell."

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see just how bad her christened name really was...

Naming your child will never be an easy task.

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Giving a tiny human a name that they will identify by for the rest of their lives is always going to bring with it a little bit of pressure.

There are literally thousands of names to choose from...

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And they all carry their own unique meanings and backgrounds.

It can be difficult to determine which name is suitable for a newborn...

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Because who knows which name will eventually suit them best?

And, to add to this pressure...

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You have to come up with a name that your child will be happy and content with throughout their life.

So that's why most parents play it safe by settling with a name that would be considered as "normal" by most.

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Sarah, Rebecca, Jack, James... You can't really go wrong with these kinds of names, can you?

But, of course, there will always be the parents who pick rather unusual names for their children.

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We all know a child with a slightly bizarre name.

Celebrities tend to lead this trend of bizarre name choices...

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Remember when Gweneth Paltrow called her daughter Apple? Or all the times Kim Kardashian named her 4 children North, Saint, Chicago, Psalm?

Well, for the children of the rich and famous, a strange name isn't too big of a deal...

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But, for us regular folk, an unusual name can be quite detrimental.

Some people live in complete turmoil over the names their parents chose for them...

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And, in some extreme cases, people have been known to legally change their birth name to something a little more appropriate.

Changing your name is a huge and life-changing decision...

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And, in some instances, it can create a huge divide amongst families.

This week, one woman has spoken out about her own name-change experience...

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And it has caused a complete uproar amongst her family.

The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has hated the name her parents gave her for most of her life...

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And it's all because of the ridiculous spelling.

She claims that the unique spelling of her name has spurred confusion and questions her entire life...

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Meaning that she is forever having to correct people when they mispronounce it.

The pronunciation of her name was always the subject of scrutiny...

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Her mom would even email the teachers every year to ensure they and the other pupils were addressing her correctly.

Growing up, she attempted to spell her name differently in a bid to make the pronunciation a little clearer...

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But, when her mom found out about the alternative name, she allegedly grounded her as a punishment.

She has always felt judged for the bizarre spelling of her name...

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And said that it was "annoying as hell" to correct people every time it was used.

The poor woman has put up with the questions and the confusion for years...

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So, as soon as she became a legal adult, she went and got her name legally changed, so she "doesn't have to deal with this f*****g bulls*** for the rest of my life."

The woman has technically kept her name and has changed only the spelling...

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But, when her mom found out, she threatened to cut her off from the family and stated she had betrayed them all by doing it.

There have been some strong reactions to the name change...

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With many feeling her family's reaction was uncalled for.

Others felt you should be careful when naming a child

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And think about the whole life ahead.

Others felt it was just plain cruel.

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Her decision to change her name seems very understandable to some.

And some pointed out...

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She hasn't even really changed her name - only the spelling that has caused her so much upset.

Sharing their own personal experiences...

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This user agreed that many people are judged on their names, so they hold a great deal of importance for the rest of their life.

Now, I know what you're all thinking...

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Just how bad was the original spelling of her name?

The woman's name is pronounced "Crystal"...

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And she legally changed it to be spelt as "Chrystal", from the original spelling of Qur'stylle. Yep, Qur'stylle. What on earth were her parents thinking? For more on bizarre names, keep scrolling to see the strangest celebrity baby names...