Kids can be cruel about risqué names. Supermarkets even crueler.
Just ask Fanny Carlsson, who found her application for a Sainsbury’s reward card rejected on account of her name.
Carlsson screen-grabbed her online attempt to register for a Nectar card when the website stalled at the word ‘Fanny’, asking her to enter a valid first name.
Fanny Carlsson only wanted to collect Nectar point rewards with Sainsbury's
Just in case you weren't already aware, in some circles Fanny is British slang for a woman’s genitals. And in the United States it translates as 'bum'.
Carlsson eventually succeeded in her mission by using her decidedly less loaded middle name Linnéa.
She told the Daily Record: “Because I already knew what ‘Fanny’ meant before I moved to England, I have chosen to call myself Linnéa at work.
“My parents already knew I had had some problems with my name, so they’re mainly just happy they gave me a middle name that works better.”
Huffington Post UK has approached Sainsbury's for comment.
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