Excellent tip. We'll be doing that from now on.
I just got off the phone with someone because our last name was misspelled. Happens all the time, I'm pretty much used to it by now. It frequently gets confused for the name of a fruit, and to be honest I can't even blame people for getting confused.
Let's say the last name was Gauva, but people are always wanting to say/spell Guava. But when it's printed on official things like insurance cards as Guava, then you have to call up and get it changed and wait another 7-10 business days.
What kills me though is they managed to spell the name right on 2/3 cards. I was nice when I called them about it, just said "Oh it's misspelled, we'll need another with the correct spelling, please" and they were nice in return so it wasn't unpleasant just very mildly irksome more than completely up the wall.