My first name (Merindah) is mispronounced all the time. Paired with my maiden name it was just a giant eye roll. I now introduce myself with a much shorter nickname.
Is it "mer-in-dah"?
I have a name that is usually spelt with a Ch but my parents spelt it with a K. My nickname, which is the name I go by starts with a different letter. Dramas all over the place.
My maiden name was quite common and I rarely had to spell it. I married a Frenchman so now I spell everything. It's worse for him though, he has a French first name as well :/
Haha. Thanks ladies.
My poor mother's name is ILME (popped it in caps so you don't think the i is a lowercase l). It's pronounced ill-meh traditionally, but she just says ill-mah. Unfortunately when people read her name they call her lime. Over the phone it's usually wilma. Gotta love having those European names!
My name is Tamara.
Simple I thought, but no, I get Mara, Mary, Moira, meara, Tanya, Tara, Lara, Sara, Samara... The list goes on.
I also lived in America for over 6mths and it was almost impossible for them to pronounce Ta-Ma-Ra..
Depending on the state I was in, it was Ta-mare-rah or Tam-a-rah.
At work I speak to 50+ people over the phone a day and am lucky if 5 get my name right.
I am also constantly asked if I'm Russian/Arabic and have even had people speak to me in both languages after hearing my name. I'm 5th generation Australian. Hahaha
I feel your pain. Ive had people laugh in my face, tell me they know a cat named after me or can I wiggle my nose I gave all 3 of my kidlets common names with common spellings so they dont have to spend their entire lives spelling their names to people or.correcting their.pronunciation
Yeah I do a lot. My name is Cassie and I always get called Cathy or Casey a lot. It's very annoying.
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