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What I did on one or two pages was to add a footer that read
"You can probably guess that a lot of people aren't quite sure how to spell my name, but whether you've typed Wrongly, Ron Leigh or Wrong Lee, you'll still find this page via a search engine"
That seemed open and honest enough to satisfy both the search engine community and my visitors, and it most certainly works!
So, as you can see, the last thing I tried to be was unobtrusive!
Stuffing yep, controlled err controled nope ;-)
Neither your human visitors nor the search engines should see anything wrong with that.
Just put a table up that says "Did you mean:"
and then give a list of all the possible spellings and a link to that page. Heck, google does it.
The beauty of it is, that you could then list common misspellings on the page just to help the poor "common folk" doing their 8th grade science papers out there. I know I forgot how to spell in 1988 when I got my first copy of spell checker, and would love to be able to type in "bannanna slug" and still find what I'm looking for. LOL
Lately I have found that the page doing the linking may be at the top of the SERPS and not the target page.
Interesting. I've only used the linking strategy for targetting the misspelling of one word in a two word phrase. I imagine my juice for the correctly spelled word keeps me ahead of the linking site.