#31: Call Me Catherine
There is nothing more frustrating than when people call you a name that you don’t wish to be called, no matter how much they like it. So when you are asked by a friend to kindly stop calling them a name they don’t like, it is best to listen.
For the Duchess of Cambridge, this was felt for many years. In preparation for her soon-to-be new role in the British royal family, the Duchess sent an email to her friends requesting that they stop calling her Kate, and begin to call her Catherine. The email was sent in 2008, a few years before their engagement, but it seems that the Duchess was keen to be taken seriously.