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Thread: HOW RUDE! Name nastiness!
June 11th, 2012 03:02 PM #21Junior Member
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I live in Canada and my name is Alycia (a different way of spelling Alicia or Aleisha, etc) but people ALWAYS mispronounce my name or don't even bother trying. One of the pronunciations that make me cringe is A-li-sha (the 'i' pronounced as in 'hit'). One of my high school teachers always called me this and it always made the rest of the class laugh at me And one of my old co-workers always called me Alice for no apparent reason! Suffice it to say, when people have a hard time pronouncing my name, I just get them to call me Aly. I still love my name though, I think it's very unique
June 11th, 2012 03:12 PM #23
I really wish people would think before they speak! I had the same problem once. My name is Lindsay and I went with my mom to order my birthday cake. When she spelled my name for the baker he looked back at us and said that is a pretty screwed up way to spell that! I was floored! Not only is my spelling the traditional spelling but I have seen so much worse (Lynzi, Lynzee, LynZ and the list goes on and on). I don't think they even realize exactly how rude what is coming out of their moth really is.
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June 11th, 2012 03:22 PM #25Junior Member
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when i started school as a child my mom had to deal with it cause i had at eacher out right refuse to say or learn to spell my name..
June 11th, 2012 03:28 PM #27Senior Member
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June 11th, 2012 03:45 PM #29
June 11th, 2012 04:03 PM #31
Last edited by edenlyla13; June 11th, 2012 at 04:06 PM.An extremely name obsessed teenager . My all-time favourites are .....
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June 11th, 2012 07:24 PM #33
That's so rude, and I'm sorry that happened to you. It's happened to me when I was growing up in New York because I'd get people from the carribean who spoke french and would say "But that's a boy's name!" because it's a double barrelled hyphenated name starting with Jean which are male in French. I always get it mispronounced and misspelled, plus ending my nickname Jeanni on an I gets lots of misspellings, even from my own family.
A friend recently had a daughter named Athena Rose and her grandmother REFUSED to call her Athena because she said it was "too weird".Plenty of novel babies but no real ones for a few more years.
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Arthur, Tristan, William, Spencer, Percival, and Jonathan (Jack)
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June 11th, 2012 07:29 PM #35Senior Member
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I've learned to answer to Molly, Holly, Dolly, Poppy, anything. One memorable morning at work I spent answering to Peggy. I'd be a little confused faced with Maeghan, because I've only ever seen Megan or Meaghan, but wouldn't dare be outright rude to someone who's spent her life with the name and has in all likelihood grown very attached to it. Polly Put The Kettle On & Polly Wolly Doodle All The Day were repeated at me far too often for that, and it's probably affected how I see names and their effect on the bearer. Anything that is remotely teaseworthy is a serious cause for consideration on my list and when my opinion is requested, because I know first hand just how annoying it is not to be taken seriously because of one's name. I don't like nicknames as given names, for example, because I always wished my name was officially longer.
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June 11th, 2012 11:36 PM #37
I think this is less about your name than it is about that bank teller's attitude. If I owned a business, I'd never want my employees making comments like that to customers. I'd complain to the manager.http://geeknames.blogspot.com/
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October 17th, 2012 09:38 PM #39
Yeah that was rude of the lady and she's wrong about no one ever pronouncing it correctly. I always thought the name was supposed to be pronounced "MAE-gan", it wouldn't have even crossed my mind to pronounce it "MEE-gan" particularly given the spelling.