Twitter users are sharing the TV shows, songs, movie titles and everyday items that make their life a misery – all because they contain their first name.
Jesse McLaren, a TV writer, started the social media conversation after complaining how people constantly reference the song ‘Jessie’s Girl’, by Australian singer Rick Springfield, in relation to her.
The tweet soon went viral, prompting thousands of responses as people weighed in on their own personal pop culture torment.
The original post has received 16,800 likes at time of writing.
What piece of pop culture has ruined your first name?— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) September 25, 2019
Mine is Jesse’s Girl which is about A GUY WHO WANTS TO *STEAL* JESSE’S GIRL. Screw that guy.— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) September 25, 2019
People jumping on the bandwagon included a woman named Ella, who was plagued by Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ song (with its infectious “Ella, ella, ella” refrain).
Then there was Caroline, plagued by Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’, and Stacy, who suffered following the Fountains of Wayne hit ‘Stacey’s Mum’.
What more, there’s the person who gave their daughter the middle name “Alexa”, which unfortunately now reminds people of the voice-activated technology.
I wouldn't say ruined, but that damn Bandicoot follows me everywhere I go. https://t.co/030x06eVw9— Crash Thompson (@TehRockCritic) September 26, 2019
The Lizzie McGuire Movie https://t.co/BU8LLKvf4D— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) September 26, 2019
I would once have said Donald Duck, but recent developments have put that in stark perspective. https://t.co/TE5MyUQttC— 🥃Donald Clarke📽 (@DonaldClarke63) September 26, 2019
The Room. I swear to the Lord God above I haven't stopped hearing "Oh Hi Mark" almost every day for the past three years https://t.co/i9akgl3sTn— Speedy @ ✨TWITCHCON ✨ (@NotSoSpeedRuns) September 26, 2019
I am not sweet— Caroline McCarthy (@caro) September 25, 2019
Lol. A workmate's wife is named Stacy. The other day in conversation, we were talking about family, and he started, "Stacy's mom". I cut him off immediately with, "has got it going on?"— Cranial Intent (@terrykhoyt1) September 27, 2019
My middle child’s name is Alexa. She was born in the 1990’s. I’m very bitter.— ∂αиιєℓℓє🦄 (@luckysaabola) September 25, 2019
Earlier this week, another writer - Emily Heller, who writes for the HBO series Barry – went viral after she asked her followers to design her a fake Emmys outfit.
Emily Heller, who writes for the HBO series Barry, was unable to showcase her outfit on the red carpet at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night because she “didn’t have time to walk the press line”, she told her Twitter followers.
Instead, she shared a photograph of herself in a one-colour green bodysuit in front of a backdrop that said “Emilys” instead of “Emmys”, and asked people to dress her themselves.