Mystery Solved: Why Is There an Apostrophe in My Name?

You know that little –> ‘ <– that I put next to my name?

That’s on purpose.


It’s a confusing story, really, and I didn’t learn the truth until a couple years ago.

When I was in elementary school, my mom told me there was an apostrophe in my name. Even back then, I was a tiny grammar nerd, so I did exactly as I was told, and I spelled my name: Chloe’.

Many people have asked me why it’s written so strangely or if it’s just a mistake when I sign my emails. I’ve had to tell them a million times, No, that’s really my name, you can write it like that too.

But the h8ers were getting to me. Why was my name so strange? Did I really have an apostrophe there?

I asked my mom and she insisted it was true – it was even on my birth certificate!

So we got the birth certificate out.

Turns out, my mom is not a grammar nerd.


On my birth certificate, there is an accent mark over the (é).

What are ya gonna do? I have always spelled my name this way, and I will always continue to.

Maybe that’s why, subconsciously, I became an English teacher 😉


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