You may have noticed that I’m now-more-often-than-not spelling my name as Wardee. Since I’ve gotten more than a few questions about it, I’d like to share with everyone what’s behind the change.
It’s simple. I’m trying to help you out by spelling my name phonetically.
This way whether you’re reading it, seeing it, or hearing it, it matches. Wardee.
I’ve been offering the phonetic spelling to you for quite some time — noticed the Wardeh (‘Wardee’) in almost everything I’ve put out?
I decided to simplify even further by just offering my name as Wardee.
I think it is easier all around, and I hope you do, too.
However, I’m still Wardeh and always will be. I answer to both.
If you’ve known me as Wardeh all these years, keep using and thinking Wardeh. As someone recently wrote in an email, “you have a funny screenname that everyone seems to be able to spell.”
On the other hand, if you’ve just met me as Wardee, the new spelling prevents confusion in knowing how to pronounce or spell my name.
P.P.S. My t-shirt in the pictures above came from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.