Spelling names correctly
Spend any significant amount of time reading Southern Gospel album/CD credits and liner notes, and you will quickly discover that our genre has had its fair share of poor spellers. Let’s clear up some of the most common misspellings:
- Danny Funderburk – not Funderburke
- Mike Holcomb – not Holcombe
- Dianne Wilkinson – not Diane, not Wilkerson!
- LeFevre – not LeFever (or worse)
- James “Big Chief” Wetherington – not Weatherington
- Lari Goss – not Larry Goss
Then there are a few that still puzzle me:
- Ronnie Hinson or Ronny Hinson? I’ve been told that he prefers Ronny. But he was almost universally credited as Ronnie in 70s and 80s album credits—and his songs listed on BMI’s website are either credited to Ronald A Hinson or Ronnie Hinson.
- Lee Roy Abernathy or LeeRoy Abernathy or Leroy Abernathy?
What are other misspelled names that you’ve seen often enough that significant confusion exists?