It’s not easy being a Lindsey. In fifth grade I tried to change the spelling of my name to “Linzy” without anyone noticing, but a teacher soon asked me to “stop handing in homework with the wrong name on it.” In college, a Fresh Direct deliveryman suggested we elope, as his last name was Lindsey and if we wed, I’d be “Lindsey Lindsey.” Don’t think I didn’t heavily consider this option.
Whenever a Lindsa/ey meets another Lindsa/ey, the first question is: “How do you spell your name?” (If the answer is ANYTHING but “Lindsey” or “Lindsay”, get out of town. I pretty much hate you.) The answer can divide them. In the past, “a” was highly superior to “e”. Maybe because “a” was more popular and more commonly a girl’s name. Now, I’ll argue (with a bias), that us Lindseys are taking over. Why? Have you heard of Lindsay Lohan?
Lindsay Lohan has singlehandedly (ah, well, she probably used both hands) devalued the “Lindsay” legacy. Meanwhile, she’s also raising the “Lindsey” stock. For that (and for Mean Girls), we thank you. How about other Lindse/ays, where do they stand?
- Jeff Lindsay, American fiction writer
- Germaine Lindsay, Jamaican-born British Islamist terrorist
- Lindsey Graham, United States Senator
- Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier
- Lindsay Wagner, American actress
A “Lindsay”, for sure.
(For other (wrong) ways to spell Lindsa/ey, see: Lindsea, Lindsie, Lindsy, Lindzee, Lindzie, Linsay, Linsi, Linsie, Linzey, Linzie, Lyndsay, Lyndsea, Lyndsee, Lyndsey, Lynzi, Lynnzee, Lynzea, Lynzee, Lendsi, Lendsy, Lensey, Lindsee, Lindze, Linsday, Linsey, Linsy, Linze, Linzee, Linzi, Linzy, Lynnsey and Lynsey.)