Edgar Allan Poe: It's not the Edgar and it's not the Poe. It's the Allan. There are a billion ways to spell Allan: Alan, Allen, and probably some modern parent spells it Allyn. A school teacher somewhere is crying.
Ernest Hemingway: I'll spell it Hemmingway if I'm not careful. I blame this on my Canadian education. I was taught to put double consonants before 'ing'.
Margaret Atwood: Attwood. It just looks like it should be Attwood.
George Eliot: Again it's Elliot. Clearly, I have a problem.
Virginia Woolf: She has the same problem as old Edgar. It could be Wolf, or Wolfe. Who would think of Woolf?
Daphne du Maurier: Or is it DuMaurier? Du Maurier? duMaurier? I give up.
H.P. Lovecraft: This is more of a typo. Every time I type Lovecraft, I end up spelling it Lovercraft. Looks cute though. Lovercraft, like Hovercraft but with Love. Also, could be a good stripper name.
Oscar Wilde: I should know by now that Oscar would be fancy and have a name like Wilde not plain old Wild. He's like Anne Shirley that way.
Often these mistakes have caused me embarrassment, especially as a book blogger. Well, I'm only human. At least, I get close. The Ting Tings have a different problem when it comes to names.
So what about you? Do you have a list of authors whose names you don't always get right? Or is it just me?