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BeckWhy
07-16-2008, 02:50 PM
So... I'm not gonna put my last name out there, but I just called and confirmed my ADRs and the CM asked my name and my dates of travel. She then asked me if all my ADRs were for 2 guests only. I told her yes. She then told me there was another Becky (same last name as me) who is staying roughly the same dates as me with ADRs also. That's all she said... I thought it was weird... I mean my last name is kinda common, but how ironic.

Tricia1972
07-16-2008, 03:06 PM
That is weird. I wonder if you'll run into each other at all?

I think that's a good example though of the danger of the cancellation of 'apparent' double bookings by Disney CM's. :scared1:

BeckWhy
07-16-2008, 03:17 PM
That is weird. I wonder if you'll run into each other at all?

I think that's a good example though of the danger of the cancellation of 'apparent' double bookings by Disney CM's. :scared1:

It would be funny to run into another Becky...

OMG! I'm worried about that now! (The cancellation.)

Tricia1972
07-16-2008, 03:19 PM
Just hold tight to your confirmation numbers, I'd be afraid of that too.

Your example is exactly why I don't believe that it's an official Disney policy/practice to do this. However, I DO believe that individual CM's who are frustrated with the appearance of double bookings may 'accidentally' cancel a reservation (or several) when they see things like this.

I really hope that NOTHING like this happens to you. :hug:

dogodisney
07-16-2008, 03:28 PM
Hopefully the CMs will be smart enough to check phone #s and/or reservations to make sure it is the same person before cancelling any ADRs. :rolleyes1

CalvaryMike
07-16-2008, 04:29 PM
Welcome to my world! :rotfl: My full name is so common, I run into this all the time. There are even two of us at the same company. How's that?! In college, there were 8 of me enrolled at the same time!!

carmie3377
07-16-2008, 04:36 PM
At least we have a very uncommon Norwegian last name (well here, not in Norway!). Add my first name which is Spanish and I highly doubt I'll find anyone with my name at Disney at the same time!

jenjersnap
07-16-2008, 04:44 PM
Someone vacationing in December has their ADRs booked under my phone number. *sigh* The CM I talked to said there was nothing they could/would do about it. The whole double booking thing really worries me because of errors on their end. Circumstances might dictate that we move our DS and mom trip to early December and then WTH is going to happen?!?

My maiden name is extremely common. I am so used to running into issues with it, including being chased for years by the Dept. of Education for defaulting on a student loan that clearly wasn't mine ... I married a man with another common surname so I hyphenated just to avoid that stuff.

Tiffany_MommyOf3
07-16-2008, 05:03 PM
My last name is extremely uncommon... we live in Jacksonville - a fairly decent sized city and we are the only ones in the phonebook with our last name other than my FIL who has the exact same name as my hubby. The downside is that I have to spell it to EVERYONE

Cindy B
07-16-2008, 05:10 PM
I had a similar problem. When we got to our resort last year, we asked for a printout of our ADR's.

My DH's name is not George and we do not live in PA. However, George with the same last name in a different state had our ADR's and he had ours!

aribelle
07-16-2008, 07:14 PM
OMG! I'm worried about that now! (The cancellation.)

That would worry me too....maybe you should call back and tell the CM what the other CM said and ask to have all the ADRs changed to the name of the other person in your party. Even if it's your husband so the same last name, it'd be better to have it say "Bob Smith" instead of "Becky Smith" if there is another Becky Smith. I can't imagine that they'd cancel Bob Smith just because there is another Smith with an ADR. But some overzealous CM might think Becky double booked everything.

And yeah, definitely keep your ADR numbers handy.

Here is another reason I wish they could email us our ADR list.....so often when I feel like something isn't going well with an ADR I wish I had something in print from WDW to put my mind at ease. I've ended my booking because the CM was getting things all messed up, and I didn't want to take any chances on more mess ups, but it always worries me if they did finally get it right. I had one CM arguing with me that there wasn't any Candlelight Processional the first week of December......ummm, gee, it says so on your website (not to mention every other website about Disney). Turned out she was looking at September????? Ummm, hello.....we talked about how busy it was going to be at Thanksgiving and how I was leaving for the actual holiday to visit grandma and how I really wanted to see the holiday decorations....then you think I'm coming in September? I realize they have a lot of calls and probably don't pay much attention to the banter.....but I kept saying December 4....how about December 5 then....no, how about December 6. Sheesh.

Called back to do the rest of mine and did confirm that she finally got it right, but I hate having to call and check up!

aribelle
07-16-2008, 07:23 PM
Someone vacationing in December has their ADRs booked under my phone number. *sigh* The CM I talked to said there was nothing they could/would do about it. The whole double booking thing really worries me because of errors on their end. Circumstances might dictate that we move our DS and mom trip to early December and then WTH is going to happen?!?

My maiden name is extremely common. I am so used to running into issues with it, including being chased for years by the Dept. of Education for defaulting on a student loan that clearly wasn't mine ... I married a man with another common surname so I hyphenated just to avoid that stuff.

Book under a different phone number....maybe your cell phone or DH's work number? They have never ever called me so it's really not used, it's just to keep track of them.

jenjersnap
07-16-2008, 07:33 PM
Book under a different phone number....maybe your cell phone or DH's work number? They have never ever called me so it's really not used, it's just to keep track of them.

She wouldn't move mine either. Not sure if it is because I told her it was my home number or she simply couldn't/didn't know how. :confused3 I should call back.

DISNEY1975
07-16-2008, 07:59 PM
When my son was little, I went to City Hall where he was born to pick up a copy of his birth certificate for his passport.

I gave the woman his first and last name and date of birth.

The woman said "Is it Ryan Hunter *****, born 07/03/90?

I said "No, its Ryan Joseph *****, born 07/03/90."

She said "Well we have it in our system as Ryan Hunter *****"

Trying to stay calm, I told her I definitely did not put my childs middle name as Hunter (not that there is anything wrong with that!!) when filling out the forms at the hospital and that is was a mistake. She told me that she had it as Hunter and once it is registered there is no changing it unless I go to court and pay a hefty fee!!!

Furious, I told her we were going on a trip and I needed to get the passport. I asked her to just give me the certified copy and I would deal with the rest later. She printed out the copy, stamped it and handed it to me. I looked down at the Ryan Hunter *****, felt like crying, but saw something even more puzzling! I looked at the woman and asked "Who are Catherine and Brian???" She said "Arent you Catherine?" Umm..no!

4.1 second later, she found Ryan Joseph ****, born 07/03/90 to me and hubby!!!

mplsmom1
07-16-2008, 08:17 PM
Wow Disney1975 - that story has to take the cake! I have an extremely uncommon first name, in fact until 1 year ago I had never met anyone with the exact same spelling - then lo and behold I met someone in my town at my church with the same spelling. BeckWhy - I hope everything goes well for you

BeckWhy
07-17-2008, 12:01 AM
LOL! I thought it was funny that someone going to the same time as me had the same name... or ironic. I don't think my name is that common. Anyways...

Thanks for the support and stories everyone! This is one reason why I love this place!

aribelle: I'll call and see if I can change the ADRs to my ex's name. It's very uncommon (yes one of those names you have to PRONOUNCE and SPELL for everyone). I booked the ressies under my name because I'm not quite sure who I'm going with. I know your comment about the phone number was for someone else, but I already book everything under my cell. I don't have a land line.

Disney1975: So I used to go to Hollywood Video for videos... Well, one day I go to rent some movie and they tell me I own some awful amount (it was like $150 or something). And I'm like "WHAT?!" (There is a reason I don't go to Blockbuster and that's because they let my sister use my card and she wasn't an authorized user they just asked if she was my sister and she said yes... that could have been anyone.) Anyways, I'm like "what are the movies?" starting to flip out. And they name off a list of movies 1/2 of which I never heard of and I don't actually think I had even see any of them. Anyways, I think I asked for the name on the account or something and they told me. I grabbed my license and gave it to them "That's NOT me!" They all started laughing and said "we hear it all the time, 'I never rented those videos' but never once was it really the case!" I guess they reassign your membership ID number after its inactive for so long. Not quite as good as your story.. but..

BeckWhy
07-17-2008, 03:58 PM
I changed my name on the ADRs.

CharacterFan
07-17-2008, 06:02 PM
I had the problem with DME in Febuary. There were two with the same name and same party size. We were even flying the same airline. DME canceled one of the pickups (mine) so I never got a notice on my door. The day of I called and got my pickup time I had to talk to a manager to get my pickup time back into the system.

I wouldn't worry about ADRs as they look up most of them by phone number.

mommyaof2
07-17-2008, 07:18 PM
I had the exact same thing happen to me. Did the cm have kindof a southern accent? Not, that there is a thing wrong with that, I am definitely as southern as they come. I talked with a cm last week and she did the exact same thing to me. I made some changes and I asked her at the end to go down the list of my adrs and she started with them and got the first 2 right and then the 3rd adr was wrong, so I stopped her and she said "Oh, that must be another (insert my name here)." I thought to myself :scared1: ! So, needless to say, I called back 2 more times that day a few hours apart just to be sure that everything was ok. It really freaked me out. She really should not have shared that we me. I kindof got the impression the whole time that she might be new or just didn't know what she was doing.

DISNEY1975
07-17-2008, 08:07 PM
Wow Disney1975 - that story has to take the cake! I have an extremely uncommon first name, in fact until 1 year ago I had never met anyone with the exact same spelling - then lo and behold I met someone in my town at my church with the same spelling. BeckWhy - I hope everything goes well for you


Thank the lord there was no cake given to me at that time! If there was, it would have been all over the clerks face when she told me "I" had to pay a couple thousand dollars to have my sons middle name legally changed because of their mistake!

Even freakier than the same name/same date of birth..on the "Hunters" birth certificate, his address stated the same house number & street address (different city) of my grandmother who died in 1982!!!!

And the funniest/weirdest coincidence of my family....

My father and husband have the same birthday. My family always joked that he was the favorite son in law because of this, even though he came into the family about 5 years after my brother in law! We used to joke about my brother in law (sister's husband) being jealous etc..

So what did he do to feel special again??? My sister and BIL's first child was born on my mothers birthday!! Now they have the "favorite grandchild"!!!

WhateverLolaWants
07-17-2008, 08:25 PM
She printed out the copy, stamped it and handed it to me. I looked down at the Ryan Hunter *****, felt like crying, but saw something even more puzzling! I looked at the woman and asked "Who are Catherine and Brian???" She said "Arent you Catherine?" Umm..no!

That scares me. If you weren't an honest person, that employee would have been the largest idiot in the world. It's too easy to get a copy of a stranger's birth certificate, hello identity theft!

BeckWhy
07-17-2008, 10:17 PM
My ADRs are for 2... and my other party may no longer be attending.. you think the restaurants are gonna give me a problem. ;)

disnut8
07-18-2008, 11:39 AM
My first name is a very common one to pronounced but it's spelled differently than most other people with that name. And it's a nickname of another name so people automatically assume my legal first name is the longer name. It's not. My father went by Bob his entire life but had to write everything with Robert. He decided that his girls wouldn't have to do that. And it took a trip to my sister's fourth grade teacher with a birth certificate to prove my sister's name is Sandy, not Sandra!

And my maiden name is unusual. Only four letters but I had to spell it all the time. So all through my single life, I was spelling my first and last names. Both start with an "S" so I was practiced in saying "S" as in Sam.

Then I got married. It took me three months to learn how to spell my last name! Plus, the pronouncation is very close to a regular spelled name so we often get our information stored under "Mc******" when our last name starts with an "N". So now I have to spell my first name and my last name for the rest of my life. Only this time it's "N" as in Nancy.

If anyone ever has the exact name as me, I'd really like to meet them. For the last name, there are only 11 of us in the United States. Wait - 13 now with my daughter-in-law and grandson.

BeckWhy
07-18-2008, 12:53 PM
My first name is a very common one to pronounced but it's spelled differently than most other people with that name. And it's a nickname of another name so people automatically assume my legal first name is the longer name. It's not. My father went by Bob his entire life but had to write everything with Robert. He decided that his girls wouldn't have to do that. And it took a trip to my sister's fourth grade teacher with a birth certificate to prove my sister's name is Sandy, not Sandra!

And my maiden name is unusual. Only four letters but I had to spell it all the time. So all through my single life, I was spelling my first and last names. Both start with an "S" so I was practiced in saying "S" as in Sam.

Then I got married. It took me three months to learn how to spell my last name! Plus, the pronouncation is very close to a regular spelled name so we often get our information stored under "Mc******" when our last name starts with an "N". So now I have to spell my first name and my last name for the rest of my life. Only this time it's "N" as in Nancy.

If anyone ever has the exact name as me, I'd really like to meet them. For the last name, there are only 11 of us in the United States. Wait - 13 now with my daughter-in-law and grandson.

I can sign my name as either Becky or Rebecca... both are my legal name. My parents did that with us 3 eldest: Victoria/Vicki, Rebecca/Becky, Elizabeth/Kelly.

Its kinda funny, because all my credit cards say "Becky" but when I sign I sign Rebecca.

honeymo78
07-18-2008, 01:00 PM
And it's a nickname of another name so people automatically assume my legal first name is the longer name. It's not. My father went by Bob his entire life but had to write everything with Robert. He decided that his girls wouldn't have to do that. And it took a trip to my sister's fourth grade teacher with a birth certificate to prove my sister's name is Sandy, not Sandra!

My DH knows all about this - his name is Dan, not Daniel. He's had countless teachers, supervisors, etc insist that his name is Daniel. A social group he belongs to accidentally put Daniel on his membership card (the group knew it was Dan but the printer didn't), of course they changed the card but now he's known as "Just Dan."

DISNEY1975
07-18-2008, 06:23 PM
I can sign my name as either Becky or Rebecca... both are my legal name. My parents did that with us 3 eldest: Victoria/Vicki, Rebecca/Becky, Elizabeth/Kelly.

Its kinda funny, because all my credit cards say "Becky" but when I sign I sign Rebecca.

I read that fine until the Kelly part? There must be a story there!!

BeckWhy
07-18-2008, 07:52 PM
I read that fine until the Kelly part? There must be a story there!!

I don't know how that worked out.

iloveokw
07-18-2008, 09:40 PM
Wow I would change to your husband's name - doesn't matter if you have your numbers or a printout - if they are cancelled by mistake - they are cancelled!

BeckWhy
07-18-2008, 11:15 PM
If I were married to my exboyfriend... which is who I was planning on traveling with... there would be no worries. But his first name is very common as well as mine (so if he were my husband, and my name was common, his would be also). I will not change them to his name, because there is a huge chance he is not going.

eeyoregon
07-19-2008, 01:54 AM
When my friend and her family checked-in at the all star Movies last year the CM said, "Wow, there are 3 other guests reservations with the same first/last name staying here right now."

Miss Johnson is her name.

kaytieeldr
07-19-2008, 07:45 AM
I would panic if a CM told me that - as far as I know (and it's been a while since anyone did a family tree), I'm the only person in this country with my name-and-spelling. We're pretty sure it was changed at Ellis Island, so it's uncommon outside the U.S. as well. Not that anyone else would want to be me...

But I know all about the spelling thing. It's really simple, but as I said uncommon, name - so I'm always doing the same "X-as-in-xray, Z-as-in-zebra, Y-as-in-yoyo..." thing on the phone. Couple that with living on a street with a very long and unusual name - and my phone calls usually take 25% longer than anyone else's ;)

BeckWhy
07-19-2008, 10:17 AM
I don't think that my name is THAT common. I mean everyone knows my first name is Becky. Semi-common, I've only met 2 others in my life. Maybe it's not really that common?:confused3 But my last name is not a Johnson, Jones, Smith or anything like that. It is only 5 letters and I do have to spell it out.

I did call and changed my ADRs to Rebecca instead of Becky. Unless the other Becky finds out about all this and calls to change hers to Rebecca also, I think it's ok now.

Disney845
07-19-2008, 04:52 PM
Years ago I remember my mother having a terrible time getting things squared away after the DMV in our state gave another woman with the same first and last name and same middle initial the same driver's license number that she already had. This other woman had credit problems that opened a can of worms for my mother with a bunch of things showing up on her credit report that didn't belong to her. Eventually the DMV changed her driver's license number by adding an additional digit to the end :rolleyes:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Why don't you add to your existing ADR's either a middle initial or a disney middle name....as in Becky Cinderella Smith....or something like that? :flower3:

I always call about a week after making my ADR's to go over ADR/conf# by ADR/conf# to make sure everything is in there as I expect....and then I do it again about a week before we leave just to be sure :thumbsup2

I also double check to make sure the stove is turned off & the doors are locked at night but that's another story :rotfl2:

BeckWhy
07-19-2008, 10:15 PM
Why don't you add to your existing ADR's either a middle initial or a disney middle name....as in Becky Cinderella Smith....or something like that? :flower3:

I always call about a week after making my ADR's to go over ADR/conf# by ADR/conf# to make sure everything is in there as I expect....and then I do it again about a week before we leave just to be sure :thumbsup2

I also double check to make sure the stove is turned off & the doors are locked at night but that's another story :rotfl2:

I call once a month (and a couple times this week so far) for my ADRs...

The stove and locks on the doors is another story. I have an OCD with my car locks. I don't have keyless. I will continue to go to my car to make sure the doors are locked. I've actually just got very good with it, about not checking that is. But a couple weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night and had to run to my car to make sure my doors were locked. I'm not supposed to check. I have to have ppl watch me to make sure I don't.

One morning I came home and found the oven on... 500 degrees. No one was awake. I turned it off... found out that my sister was making brownies and forgot to turn it off (what kinda brownies cook at 500).

mplsmom1
07-20-2008, 02:57 PM
I also double check to make sure the stove is turned off & the doors are locked at night but that's another story :rotfl2: OMGosh - I am the same way! In fact, that's the catchphrase my entire family asks when we are pulling out of the driveway - "is the oven off"?!? just because I am so weird about it. And my car has to be locked inside our garage everynight (because it's a hybrid and if it's locked I know there isn't a light or door open) and it drives my DH just absolutely nuts! :rolleyes: This is too funny! Although my first name is very uncommon, my last name only somewhat uncommon - DH seems to always run into someone by his name, most recently at a state park. We checked in and they said "oh - you are the other ___ ___". Turns out they tried to give the first guy both of the campsites :rotfl:
BeckWhy - sounds like you should be good to go. Have a wonderful time!