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Do you give your real name in Starbucks

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dustarr73 Wed 14-Aug-19 10:44:57

My dp and i went in one day.Gave our real names.Was waiting ages.We went up and out coffee cups had Patty and Sue.

Our names sound nothing like Patty or Sue.And my dp is a man.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Wed 14-Aug-19 10:49:49

I always say it’s Milly. It was the name of my first dog.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Wed 14-Aug-19 10:50:13

Also, you can’t get Milly wrong.

TubbyMonkeh Wed 14-Aug-19 10:50:26

Why wouldn't you confused

PamelaTodd Wed 14-Aug-19 10:52:06

No. I have a name that gets confused for similar names.

MrsGface Wed 14-Aug-19 10:53:46

I have an Irish name, so my Starbucks name is Claire or Karen.

DefinatelyAWeeGobshite Wed 14-Aug-19 10:54:48

Yep always give my name and they ask for a spelling.

If I gave a false name I’d likely forget what if said grin

newmomof1 Wed 14-Aug-19 11:02:15

I don't understand why you wouldn't give your real name, but I do think their employees have competitions to find out who can write the most ridiculous variation of simple names...

WhatHaveIFound Wed 14-Aug-19 11:08:09

I have a tricky name (to spell) so i either use my DD's or my nickname.

BeeFarseer Wed 14-Aug-19 11:11:21

Yes, now I do, after I said I was Princess Consuela Banana Hammock and one of my senior managers was in the same Starbucks and heard them call it out. blush He was a humourless twat so I got the full effect of his miserable disapproving glare.

newmomof1 Wed 14-Aug-19 11:14:55

@BeeFarseer definitely didn't happen.
They'd have written 'Princess' at best...

Annonymiss123 Wed 14-Aug-19 11:17:32

Starbucks marketing ploy. 🙂

AuntieMarys Wed 14-Aug-19 11:19:31

I use Brienne

BeeFarseer Wed 14-Aug-19 11:22:46


Er, yes it did, I went to school with the barista serving me so I was taking the piss. I'll be accused of drip feeding now, but <shrugs>.

memaymamo Wed 14-Aug-19 11:23:17

I hate shops that yell out your name. I'm a private person and don't particularly need everyone In yelling distance knowing my name.

Also I have a confusing name, so I generally just say it's Kate, which is nothing like my name.

GoFiguire Wed 14-Aug-19 11:24:23

I use the name of the person in front of me at the queue. I get my coffee earlier that way as well.

user1494050295 Wed 14-Aug-19 11:26:07

It shuts me the music is really loud and when you give your name they ask you at least three times to repeat yourself

TheVanguardSix Wed 14-Aug-19 11:26:12

Haven't been to a Starbucks in years. But I've always just given my nickname since my given name confuses everyone. By the time I'd spell it out (it sounds nothing like its spelling- typical Irish name), they could have served twenty people.

Anotherusefulname Wed 14-Aug-19 11:26:15

I won't go in Starbucks purely because of this game giving nonsense.
I like costa, stand in queue, order, they make coffee, give it to me, I pay then sit down.

IncyWincyGrownUp Wed 14-Aug-19 11:28:08

I do, it’s a short and relatively common name. They usually spell it right, as there’s only two variants.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 14-Aug-19 11:28:19

Made me think of this.

Lllot5 Wed 14-Aug-19 11:28:44

Never been to Starbucks.
I like china cups and saucers( mugs at a push)
Sit down to eat and drink.

Constantlurker Wed 14-Aug-19 11:29:34

Gofigiure - gringringrin

ChardonnaysPrettySister Wed 14-Aug-19 11:34:04

True, I take my own reusable cup now, so haven’t needed to use the Milly disguise recently.

Redglitter Wed 14-Aug-19 11:36:27

I won't go in Starbucks purely because of this game giving nonsense

Same here

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