Facebook Post from Beyoncé Goes Viral, Draws Comments From Serena, Shakira

Ever wondered what it’s like to share your name with a celebrity? It can be pretty painful, and Beyoncé knows it all too well. No, we are not talking about the celebrity singer, but a New York teenager who says that sharing her name with the legendary singer has caused her a lot of pain. “Sometimes I hate my name,” starts a Facebook post on the Humans of New York page.

Facebook Post from Beyoncé Goes Viral, Draws Comments From Serena, Shakira

The Facebook post has got about 300,000 likes

The post has gone viral on Facebook. It has received close to 300,000 ‘Likes’ and has been shared about 20,000 times. Teenager Beyoncé put into words the horror of sharing her name with a singer. “…every time people learn my name is Beyoncé, somebody starts singing Single Ladies,” she said. Thousands of comments on her Facebook post reveal that she is not alone.

“Sometimes I hate my name because it always draws attention to me, and I’m not a very social person. My family moved…

Posted by Humans of New York on Saturday, 4 April 2015

Of course, most of the comments are outright hilarious. One woman named Kaity Perry wishes to cash in on the Dark Horse singer Katy Perry’s name.

Katy Perry


And then there is one woman who is asked about her hips almost every time she says her name:


Now try being called Will Smith for the rest of your life:

Will Smith

Meet Serena Williams, who doesn’t play tennis, but is always asked about it:

Serena Williams

Ever wondered what it is like to be named after a state, a country or a continent?



Humans of New York” is a photoblog started by photographer Brandon Stanton in 2010. It is a collection of short interviews and photographs of everyday people that Stanton meets, instantly immersing readers in the lives of complete strangers. The blog now has 12.5 million likes on Facebook and 2.8 million followers on Instagram.