That's Clair - no E

January 4, 2009

The Huxtables are still the prototypes and Clair Huxtable's flyness continues to sink in. And when I thought we made a mistake spelling her name in a gallery for the show's 25th aniversary, IMBD confirmed her name was spelled Clair- no E, and somehow I loved her even more.

We all know how annoying it is for people who have tough names, to get upset when it's inevitably mispronounced. And those of us who have names that aren't spelled the way people would assume make our own club of no pre-made items with our names and spelling our names with a smile after someone has mistakenly misspelled it, already starting mine with an 'S'. I've always loved the uniqueness of my name and it's spelling (which is phonetic I promise) and makes it very easy to find me on google which Im not sure is good or bad. . . .But I do know I feel even closer to the regal Clair (and I'm still beaming from my Phylicia Rashad encounter last year:)

Can't you just see her spelling that whopper of a name with class and grace, "That's Clair, C-L-A-I-R."
"E?" they respond
"Nope," she smiles . ..then on to spelling Huxtable.

Spell Check.


  1. shani-o said...:

    Aw, cute. I could so see her doing that with her serene smile. I met her this year at work and she was soooo lovely and seemed so glad meet everyone.

    Now how do I get people to stop adding a U to my name?!

  1. la negrita said...:

    I have a unique name too, and I love Google as a search engine but hate how it zeros in on me in cyber space. It's funny because I want to be known, but not easily accessible.

    If that makes sense. It's not easy these days but it has been done...and I'll do it again! Or silently lament in the face of my celebrity. :-p

  1. Nicole said...:

    I have this same photo of Phylicia Rashad hanging in my office! It has captured many an eye lol. She's wonderful!

  1. CJ said...:

    I love the fact you have an office:) Go Nic!

    Not sure about that U Shani . . .lol

    And La, that definite is a delicate line we all try and tango!