I’m not sure about this one.
We all know about Starbucks putting people’s names on their lattes and that’s not gone down very well. Just this morning Rhodri Marsden (@rhodri) tweeted that he’d rather give a name like Susan than have to spell out his name.
Coke have gone in a different direction and chosen 150 of the most popular names in the UK to head their Share A Coke With [insert name] campaign.
My name is Elliott with two l’s and two t’s. Well, that’s not my actual name but it might as well be as that’s what I tell people when they ask my name to write it down.
I could never find a magnet with my name in a gift shop.
There’s a great clip of The Simpsons that explains my point to perfection. Bart is at a theme park and drags Lisa over to a carousel of license plates with names on and can’t find Bart.
I imagine that’s how I’ll feel standing in ASDA looking through every single bottle of Coke until I find Eliot.
Back to the drawing board, Coke?