Posted by: Chelsea Novak | November 1, 2004

Like a bad game of telephone

In the glitzy and glamorous world of PR (ha, ha) there are a lot of names flying around. Sometimes a harried PR person thinks they have someone’s name right, but in fact have managed to learn it completely incorrectly. You would think that with a somewhat unusual name like Chelsea, it would be pretty hard to mess it up. Sometimes people slip up on it and call me Kelsey or Elsa and I’ve come to grips with that. But today I heard the BEST bastardization or plain wrong interpretation of my name ever. Some overworked person somehow managed to memorize my name as Charmaine.

Yes, that’s correct. Charmaine. A french name that means bountiful orchard. A fry cry from port of ships. It was a forgivable slip up, but sadly one I don’t think I’ll live down around the office.

Today’s sing-a-long song: “My name is” by Eminem




  1. I may have you beat… I got Camille instead of Timmi. *boggle*

  2. I think Charmaine is the perfect name for someone who calls herself a glamazon 🙂

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