Am just watching The Intern, featuring Hilary Devey from Dragon's Den, and one of the interns is called Taelre, pronounced Taylor! I can't help it, I'm cringing. He's just said he's posted off 100 CVs since leaving school and not got a single response - hmm, why could that be? Worst case of cre8tiv spelling I've come across for a while.
That's pretty bad. I know a Taelor which is almost as bad/maybe the same actually. I did a double take when I first read her name on paper and then realised what her name actually was. Although doesn't seem to have done her any harm career wise-having said that she's American and in the US so maybe it's less of an issue there.
it's a horrible spelling of the name but i very much doubt his lack of job offers is to do with his name TBH. employers get applications from 100's of people per job and there will be lots of names that need a bot of thinking before trying to pronounce them. if employers are binning CVs based on names that could be considered discrimination.
i watched a programme recently and there was a girl called Memento in it. i wondered if it was because her conception happened in a lovely place or something and she was a memento of it. i thought it was lovely tbh.
yes i was trying to work out what grounds aswell. i do feel there would be discrimination of some sort going on but probably not of a protected group so nothing could be done. i'm just thinking of how many people i know even in my small not at all multicultural town with foreign names or names that aren't pronounced they way they look.
also, it's a bit stupid to bin a CV from someone with a name you struggle with or dont like. most people dont pick their own names so it isn't really any reflection on them if they are called Balloon Monkey.
of all the reasons not to consider someone for a job, their name should really be last on that list.