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  1. #11
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    My name is Larissa, and most people say it's pretty. But people often mistake it for Clarissa, Marissa, etc. i don't really get any outright insults or anything, which is good. Personally, if I don't like someone's name I wouldn't say it at all. I'd probably just say it's an interesting name or something, lol. I think it's definitely inappropriate to tell someone their parents are crazy for naming them what they did, or anything like that.

    Btw, I think Stormie is a nice name.
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  2. #13
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    I get many compliments on my name. It's quite unusual (I've never met another), and people always ask me how to say it and then tell me how pretty it is. I usually spell it too, lol.

    I also get people saying stuff along the lines of "Wow! What a name!" in the sense that it's 24 letters total, and 10 syllables between first, middle, and last. Professors when calling roll typically pause at my name, get a horrified look on their face, say my name, and then ask "Did I pronounce that correctly?". They usually do, as my name is pretty phonetic. This also means they typically remember the girl with the odd name, which I like but others might not.

    My only peeve is when people misspell my name AFTER I've spelled it out/written it down for them, occasionally multiple times. Or mispronounce it after I've said it multiple times. The most common ones are Tamara and Toe-veera.
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  3. #15
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    My name is not supper common (Raquel) but nobody has ever said anything rude about it. I personally think its rude to say something bad about a person's name
    Raquel-22 year old who loves names, books, and languages

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  4. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by augusta_lee View Post
    My name is CONSTANTLY mispronounced (it's the uncommon, Hebrew pronunciation of a common name). I once had a teacher tell me "Well, I've had so many students called [the mispronunciation] that I'm just going to use it for you as well." Um, no. That is not my name.
    I know exactly how that feels! In a world of Mayas and Kayas, I am a Ray-ah, not a Rye-ah. Haha
    {Rae}

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  5. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheridel View Post
    I know exactly how that feels! In a world of Mayas and Kayas, I am a Ray-ah, not a Rye-ah. Haha
    Even better: our names rhyme!
    Simon, Eloise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Marina, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Ruby Louise, Archer, Violet, Gabriel, Persephone, Dov, Louisa

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