Not a spelling issue, but ironic all the same.
My maiden name was a short, simple, common last name-- not quite "Smith" or "Jones," but close. I was always being asked if I was related to Soandso Maidenname, and it was only rarely (if ever) that I was.
I married into an 11-letter Polish monstrosity of a name (I say that with affection, I love my last name), and thought the days of "Are you related to so-and-so?" were over.
Not so much. Mr. Muse and I happened to move into an area with a long-established family that shares our last name. So everywhere I go, I'm still asked if I'm related to someone I've never heard of. At least it's a new experience for Mr. Muse, I guess...