Anyone else have a last-in-the-alphabet sort of surname?

I'm Wa-. I know W isn't that bad, but there aren't as many Xaviers, Yeungs, and Zimmermans as you might think. Oh well, at least I'm above Wh- and Wo-.



June 17, 2012 9:10 PM

Being an "F", I'm closer to the beginning, something I've always enjoyed. However, I have often felt sympathy for the Zuckers, Zylberberg, and Zylbergolds that I know! They were either dead last or first, when teachers went in reverse alphabetical order to try and attain some semblance of fairness.

In elementary school, I always appreciated that I had others do tasks before me so that I was sure about what I needed to do, but that I never had to wait too long to get my turn out of the way.

Interesting question :)

June 17, 2012 10:02 PM

My husband's high school yearbook lists the seniors in reverse alphabetical order.

My maiden name starts with P, which was a boring sort of place to be in the alphabet: it's late enough to make for some long waits, but close enough to the middle that a reverse-sort didn't really change anything. My married surname starts with Sz-. When I go to vote, I tell the person with the book to turn to the Ts and go back one page.

June 17, 2012 11:30 PM

My married surname starts with Wu..... That puts me pretty much at the back except for any X, Y or Z surnames, which isn't many. Pretty much all the common W surnames come before Wu!!

My maiden surname started with a B so I was used to always being close the start at school. Now I've got to experience the other end.

June 18, 2012 10:39 AM

Yeah, reverse is nice. Maddeningly, all my friends' surnames start with F! Very annoying.

July 15, 2012 1:53 PM

I'm a Wh-, but my poor mom is a Zu-! My school is incredibly large and has a very large Asian population, so there are hundreds of Wongs, Wus, Yangs, Zhangs, etc. separating me from the end, but I'm still often last. I love the idea of reverse alphabetizing, but the only time I've ever experienced it, it was reverse by first name, which still stuck me at the end (Al-)!