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Thread: HOW RUDE! Name nastiness!
June 11th, 2012 04:55 AM #1115 year old who writes in her spare time, looking for new names all the time <3
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June 11th, 2012 05:36 AM #13Senior Member
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How rude! I see people with children whose names I don't care for all the time and I would never in a million years say something to someones face over a name thats already official.
My name is Cassandra, but I go by Cassie - I work with elderly people and I'm often called Cassidy, Cathy.....my own grandfather called me Catie >_<
Also, my mom taught me to spell my name Cassy and NO ONE ever spelled it correctly. I started officially spelling it with an IE about a year ago. The worst was the pizza boy who had Kassiey written on my receipt / ticket thing. Nothing like covering all your bases, lol.
I always say May-gan when faced with Megan and all the different spellings.....I don't know why, I just like the sound of the May sound at the beginning, I guess - if someone corrects me, I wouldn't contradict them, though.
June 11th, 2012 07:08 AM #15
Oh definitely. I have a very uncommon name. The first half is Greek and the second half is Welsh.
I would pronounce Maeghan as "MAY-gan" because I always knew "Mae" to be pronounced like "May".
This thread reminds me of a time when someone outright said my name was "ugly" and that my parents must have been on drugs when they named me. Quite unexpected and that never happened to me before. But I was always satisfied with my name because I thought it was strong, distinctive, and feminine.
If anything, it caused me to pay attention to language and spelling a little more than I would have, were I given a trendy name. And it made me more mindful about how other people feel about their names and identify themselves.
June 11th, 2012 07:10 AM #17Junior Member
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June 11th, 2012 08:17 AM #19
She was just plain ignorant, it was a Welsh name well before it was an Australian name. If she needs it dumbed down for her to manage it then you just have to rise above it.
One of those occasions where you wish you had a witty retort handy at the time, but obviously no one anticipates such rudeness. I can see why you're so angry.
For the record, the MAEghan spelling and pronunciation is my favourite too :-)Mama to the awesome Milo Edward.