Well, you asked, so here's the story. Although my parents named me "John Anthony", I was never happy with these names. One night many years ago I had a dream in which I was standing in a group as someone called a roll. The voice said "Jonathon" and I suddenly thought, "That's me!" Then I looked down and saw that I was holding a 6 x 4 index card, which had "J O N A T H O N" printed on it. I immediately woke up, realizing that this new name not only felt right but was also my two original names blended. The next day I went to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to start the process of changing my name.
Originally Posted by jonoslack
So -- no offense intended -- it totally pisses me off when people spell my name "JonathAn", even though that is the more common spelling. In my own defense, the Wikipedia entry for "Jonathan" says:
Alternative spellings of Jonathan include Jonathon, Johnathan, Jonothon, Jonothan, Johnathon, and Yonatan (a common name in Hebrew). Biblical variants include Yehonathan, Y'honathan, Yhonathan, Yonatan, Yonaton, Yonoson, Yeonoson or Yehonasan.
(Apologies to other forum members for this off-topic digression.)