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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
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    1,104
    My name is Edie and when I was in school I would get "Eddie" a lot from teachers or people I didn't know very well and it did really bother me. Additionlly, trying to introduce myself at loud parties or other events can be frustrating as I always become Katie, Phoebe, or some other ee ending name. At places like Starbucks or Panera where they ask for a name I usually just go by something like "Sarah" as it's way easier to pronounce! When I slip up and give my real name I don't care when they call me "Eddie" but I'm also pleasantly surprised when someone I just met can pronounce (or more impressively SPELL) my name right on the first try!

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    574
    Yeah, I does- quite a lot, but as Lyra as a first name, it's kind of understandable, so I try to just let them. In Denmark it's said LY-Raah (yeah..), which annoys me pretty much when people say it like that. And People once thought it was Laila or Laura I said! o.o but even so, my middle name - Elizabeth is still mispronounced (don't ask me how!) and of course, people want it with a S instead of Z.
    I don't have children, but I have nieces, which is lucky enough to have more common names. ^^
    Proud Auntie/cousin to;
    Noah (29-5-10), Silke (23-8-11), Sophia (18-11-11), Victoria (13-8-13) & Hopefully little Alex (due Dec!)


    Dagmar Selene ~ Lystra Science ~ Linde Harriet ~ Oswald Seth ~ Laurel Bellamy ~ Ianto Lior~

  3. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Liverpool, England
    Posts
    4,285
    No one mispronounces my name if it's written down but if I'm introducing myself I have to say 'Ren, like the bird, but without the w'. Otherwise I get this face O_o
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    915
    People don't mispronunce our first names but no-one ever gets our last name right! I really don't understand why. It's very simple but people always get it wrong.
    We intentionally avoid hard to pronounce names for our children because having a surname people can't get right is annoying enough!
    The 3 Princesses in my life...

    Elizabeth Hope
    Annabelle Cadence
    Madeleine Pearl

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,050
    My name is always pronounced properly(and last name too). But my daughter's name sometimes causes confusion, he he...OK with Cornelia(we got Cordelia or Caroline a few times) but it's surprising to see almost no-one can pronounce her middle name, Hermione. Her-mee-one, er-my-own or even her-mi-o-nuh. Luckily she won't have to be introduced by it

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