Personal Names

Made a weird discovery this week, my neighbour and I both share the same spelling of our names yet they are pronounced differently.

I’m Simeon (sim-e-on) and he is Simeon (sime-on the same as the name Simon),  so weird to think of different ways of decomposing the same letter tokens.

He was saying he gets called Simeon a lot where-as I got called Simon a lot as a child.  It’s weird to have a semi-unique name, and then find the person next to you have the names spelling but your mistaken version.