What's in a Name?
Recently, a friend asked why I signed my name "Eddy" instead of "Eddie" because she saw "Eddie" being used in so many of my documents and writings. The fact is the prison officials changed the spelling of my name during the early stage of incarceration. When I told them my name is "Eddy" they automatically assumed it was spelled as "Eddie." For a non-English speaking prisoner, I didn't know that difference between "y" and "ie." Therefore, "Eddie" became my name in most of my documents. For convenient purpose I didn't dispute the mistake and continued to allow the prison to use the spelling "Eddie." Personally, I always sign my name "Eddy."
So whichever why you choose to spell my name it's cool with me. After all, as Shakespeare writes, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.'