A Welsh woman called Angharad has changed her name to Anne Harris by deed poll.
The 32-year-old office worker was fed up of trying to pronounce her name to her London colleagues.
She told WalesOnCraic:
“I moved to London back in 2016. At first, I enjoyed not speaking to anyone because most people are arseholes. But eventually, I got myself a job so I had to start meeting new people. Of course, one of the first things people ask is what your name is and every time I tried telling them that it was Angharad, they all thought I was saying Anne Harris. I’ve been here three frigging years and not one person knows what my real name is. Whether it’s on the phone, in the staff room or in the shitter, everyone calls me Anne Harris. I’ve therefore decided to officially call myself Anne Harris to make things easier. I can’t be doing with it any more.”
Anne Harris’s girlfriend, also called Angharad, has decided to stick to her name of Angharad because she likes it.
“I might change my middle name too because if they can’t understand the name Angharad, God knows how they’ll pronounce Blodwyn.”