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Woman Mortified After Realizing She’s Been E-mailing Using Embarrassing iPhone Nickname for Years

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Redditor BiotechPrincess had a college friend who changed her nickname on her iPhone six years ago as a joke.

She now regrets not having corrected the NSFW moniker after an embarrassing incident.

She shared her story on the “Today I F’d Up” (TIFU) subReddit, where she wrote:

“TIFU and found out my emails have been sending under the name ‘Titty Sprinkles’.”

The Original Poster (OP) took us back to where it all began.

“This actually has a bit of a backstory to it. Almost 6 years ago in university one of my best friends jokingly changed my nickname on my iPhone to ‘Titty Sprinkles.'”

“As far as I knew, it never formally used the nickname and was basically for show, so I never changed it.”

“Well, a few years ago I was in a laboratory class when I asked Siri to set a timer for me. Siri very loudly broke the classroom silence and responded, ‘What was that, Titty Sprinkles?’”

“EVERYONE in the lab heard, and the worst thing was that they all seemed too embarrassed to say anything (myself included).”

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“Did they think it was my stripper name?”

“Did they assume I was a pornstar with a niche market??”

“It was kind of like when someone loudly farts in public and everyone obviously hears it, but even though their face is red from embarrassment they just pretend it didn’t happen so you pretend you didn’t hear it to make them feel better but in reality you KNOW they know that everyone heard it!!!”

“Although mortified that this happened, I thought it was just a one-off thing, and still never changed it.”

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“Fast forward to now. My new landlord emailed me my lease, and I decided to sign it on my iPhone and CC the document to myself.”

“Now mind you, I have sent emails to myself from my iPhone, but I have never CC’d myself before, so I’ve never seen what name gets sent when I send emails from my phone.”

“About 10 minutes after I send it I check my email. And who—WHO!!!—do I see an email from in my inbox?”

“TITTY SPRINKLES.”

“I just emailed my new landlord my signed lease under the name ‘Titty Sprinkles.’ Not only is this horrifying, but I have no idea how often my phone has been doing this.”

“Did it do this every time I sent an email from my iPhone these last SIX YEARS?? How many emails have I sent to professors and work colleagues under the name ‘Titty Sprinkles?!’”

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“No one has EVER said anything to me, but I am questioning everything now. How many emails didn’t get responded to because people thought they were getting spam from hookup ads??”

“How many people thought that it was just a silly blunder, but then I kept emailing them under that name for years and so it went from being just a funny thing to a ‘oh, she’s weird weird’ kinda thing?? I am so lost.”

“I have metaphorically not just farted in public, but basically sh*t myself in front of colleagues and professors for years, and everyone could see it but I didn’t know I had been sh**ting myself but they all thought that I was aware of the fact that I was sh**ting myself and so it was just quietly accepted that I sh*t myself and no one talks about it.”

“I am too mortified to ask anyone. The damage has been done.”

“Needless to say, I changed my nickname today.”

Strangers on the internet commiserated by sharing their own embarrassing stories similar to the OP’s situation, but they also had good news to impart.

“My wife did this to me, and I never use Siri. My nickname was set to sh*t head, and i never paid attention because It never came up again.”

“Then I was in a meeting with my son’s therapist, and him, and her, and someone must have said something that sounded like Siri, so my phone perked up and said ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t get that, sh*t head.’” – steampig

“It only shows the Nickname to you. Whatever you set your ‘mail name’ when setting up your account is what other people see.”

“You can change this in the setting, so that it always shows the full name, only the initial letters, nickname and so on.” – hans_mueller123

“This is easy to prove if you’re right or not. OP needs to open the email they sent to them self on a PC (use Outlook).”

“Open up the email headers and look at the From line. That From line is what other people see.” – TorchThisAccount

“Yep, my iPhone calls me ‘Queen B*tch’ and I have sent many test emails to my friends to make sure it only says that to me. OP is completely fine.”

“I had honestly forgotten about it, until I recently got a smart watch and it started congratulating ‘Queen B*tch’ on movement achievements.” – RagingClitGasm

“I learned this the hard way after I changed my nickname to ‘Penis penis penis penis penis penis penis’ and sent an email to my boss.”

“I saw the ‘From’ and my nickname and had a heart attack. I called my sister who worked for Apple who explained it to me but holy sh*t did I see Jesus there for a few minutes when I thought I had sent that to my boss with that name.” – boofus0618

“My 12-year-old changed my nickname to Mama Farts A Lot, and I didn’t change it back because I got a kick out of it and didn’t think anyone else would know it.”

“I’m relieved to know that most people I’ve emailed wouldn’t have seen this, but sh*t, my daughter’s kindergarten teacher certainly would have. 😑” – HeleneBeesly

When life throws you lemons…

“Just embrace Titty Sprinkles and run with it now. It’s been too long and the damage has already been done. Live it to the fullest!!” – QuitYankinMyChain

“Oh Titty Sprinkles, thank you so much for the laugh. Also, you should embrace it, it’s been 6 years and you haven’t been called out?! Run with it, see how long it takes for someone to finally say something.” – doc511

It appears the OP has a new lease on life.

“I must let the sprinkle titties fly freely from now on!”

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Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1