‘My mum named me after an 80s song – it’s a pain in the a***’

June 13, 2024
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A woman named after a 1980s mega-hit has changed her name – because she says it has made her life “pain in the a***”.

She revealed that her mother named her Kyrie-E-Leison, inspired by the 1980s song by Mister Mister, while under medication during a C-section.

Sharing her story on Reddit, she said: “My name is Kyrie-E-Leison. That’s my whole first name. Hyphenated and all.”

She added: “It has made it a pain in the a*** to do normal things like get my driver’s license, apply for jobs, etc.”

To sidestep the “embarrassment”, she has been using the name Kyrie – but laments that people often mispronounce this as well, reports the Mirror.

The woman formerly known as Kyrie-E-Leison continued: “I’ve spent 99 per cent of my life explaining my name. It’s not pronounced Kai-Ree btw, it’s pronounced Key-Ree.

“I didn’t know how to spell my full name until third grade. My middle name is Dusk. My sister’s middle name is Day, and my mother’s middle name is Dawn.”

One user responded to her post saying: “I know someone else named Kyrie (kee-ree-ay, like the prayer/Mr Mister song), I think it’s actually nice-sounding as name, but the hyphens seem like they’d be cumbersome! Have you ever considered just changing it to Kyrie Eleison? “.

One user responded: “My name is Valkyrie and I go by Kyrie, pronounced like yours.”

Another commented: “One of my old bosses had a daughter named Kyrie, pronounced kee-ree-ay. She told me it was ‘like the song.’ I have never heard this song and I am older than her daughter.

“I have no idea what y’all are referencing, but somehow, pronouncing Kyrie as kee-ree-ay seems like way less of a burden than whatever the heck your full name is!”

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