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May 21st, 2012 04:19 PM #1
"No. Your name is..."
Do any of you ever get corrected on your own name?
I have, more than once. It's quite frustrating.
I once had a substitute art teacher tell me I was pronouncing my name wrong, I told her no, I wasn't, and she said:
"Yes, you are. My cousin says it a different way so you're wrong."
My friend was livid that this teacher was actually trying to correct me on my own name.
I pronounce it the Arabic way, so I know it's right because I've had dozens of Arabic speaking people tell me how it's pronounced, couple with the fact I know how to read Arabic, so I know how my own name should be said.
I was wondering how often have other berries, been corrected on their own names and their experiences with name correction in general.Laurel - 2O - Aries - Slytherin - University of Toronto
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May 21st, 2012 04:35 PM #3Senior Member
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What is your name,out of interest?
Having a fairly standard name,I've never had an such issues myself. But a friend with the surname Ricci (like Christina) was told he was pronouncing it incorrectly by a teacher, she insisted it should be pronounced Rye-chi.
I think sometimes people do pronounce their names incorrectly,such as Esther with a "th" sound. I'd imagine in those cases,it is down to the parents themselves not knowing how pronounce the name.
I knew someone who pronounced Charlotte, not shar-lotte as is the norm but char-lotte as in charred.
May 21st, 2012 04:40 PM #5
Never on my fn, but my mn is Cait, prn like Kate. This has two issues:
-The Irish pronunciation is kind of like 'Cat', so I get some people pronouncing it like that and when I correct them I am accused of pronouncing it wrong. I know the Irish prn is 'Cat' but my parents spelled it Cait, they say it like Kate and I had trouble explaining to one person in particular that there is absolutely nothing I can do about that.
-A group of people in my school once assumed I was only spelling it Cait to be youneek (even though it's not that youneek, it's not Quaiyte or anything), when in actuality I prefer Kate or Cate ><. They hassled me about it until I proved it with my homework diary, (has our full names on them.)
-Microsoft Word says it's wrong, too.
EDIT: I know that in my case my parents didn't get the prn right so we may have brought it on ourselves but still... nothing I can do about it. I bet I would have more prn problems if I pronounced it the Irish way. It just really annoys me when people think that correcting others on their own names makes them look intelligent. Gonna halt here before I start ranting... ><
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May 21st, 2012 04:47 PM #7Junior Member
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May 21st, 2012 04:51 PM #9
Not my first name, but my middle name Aileen has to be explained a lot. It's pronounced exactly like Eileen, but sometimes I get AY-leen instead. My ex boyfriend used to insist it was pronounced AY-leen and that I was saying it wrong, then again he used to pronounce lots of names wrong (like Alain, which is exactly like Alan, he pronounced Al-LANE). Drove me crazy.
And my last name, which is pretty self-explanatory, always gets mispronounced. It's very similar to Kenton (only one letter off), but I get Cannon, Kennan, Canyon, Keenan, et c. all for no apparent reason. Oh well.the ever-changing favorites:
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