I am a bit fixated on how people spell my name – for those of you who don’t know, it’s “Nishant” – 7 unrepeated letters that even a 4-year old should find it trivial to remember. Unfortunately enough, many Indian names that end in “nt” are sometimes pronounced and spelled as “nth”, so there’s a common misspelling of my name where there’s an “h” suffixed to the “ant”. Westerners never spell my name wrong, they always get it right. It’s the Indian folks who sometimes think they know what’s best and misspell my name with the trailing “h”. And sometimes it happens on my own blog. People address me using the misspelling when leaving a comment or sending me an email, and when you consider that a majority of these communications are requests for help, you’d think they’d have the basic courtesy to at least get my name correct. Oh well, at least nobody’s misspelled “Nish” so far.