So what’s the story behind NVWLS? My last name is Nuspl and people always want to add a vowel to the end. Whether is be Nusple, Nuspli, Nuspi. Believe me I’ve seen it all. I’ve been handed back applications telling me that I “misspelled my last name”.

When I was applying for graduate school and student loans, I would get a lot of information verification phone calls. I would keep on saying “There are no vowels at the end of my last name.” And then, “No vowels”. After one such episode, one of my office mates starting refering to me as “No Vowels”. And “No Vowels” with no vowels is “NVWLS”.

No, I am not copying the twttr joke… The proof is in whois:

Domain Name: NVWLS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 160535_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2014-01-31 10:08:31Z
Creation Date: 1997-02-28 05:00:00Z