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Do people often mispronounce your name?




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14No, most people say my name correctly
13Yes, my name is often said wrong
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LJD Gold Qualifier This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
posted 19-Feb-2013 2:16am  
Yes, my name is Lois, but many say Luise.
Kristal_Rose
posted 19-Feb-2013 4:28am  
No, but they usually misspell it, even when they just read it, particularly 'Krystal', sometimes even 'Crystal'.

I usually have to preface spelling my name by saying 'spelled Germanically'.
My last name I break into words: Mc-Kins-try.
Dino
posted 19-Feb-2013 5:26am  
My name is Dean. People get it.
I guess its a possiblity to say it incorrectly as Dee-Anne if you were unfamiliar with the English language. So far, despite working with a lot of ESOL people, no-one has.
The most I get is being called Mr. Dean regularly, which I think is a cultural thing.
Lysannus Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 19-Feb-2013 5:48am  
Nope, very simple name to pronounce.
jettles Survey Central Subscriber Gold Qualifier
posted 19-Feb-2013 6:01am  
My name is very common and simple, no mispronunciation here!!
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Gold Star Survey Creator This user is on the site NOW (7 minutes ago)
posted 19-Feb-2013 6:55am  
It's more the opposite. If I tell someone my name, they hear and/or spell it incorrectly. For example, I say, "Marrs" and they write down "Morris".
gambler
posted 19-Feb-2013 7:40am  
Yes sort of, they think it is spelled "Tappin" or "Toppin" and pronounce accordingly
SueBee Survey Central Subscriber
posted 19-Feb-2013 9:58am  
First name, no... Last name , yes. Interestingly though, the younger generation seems to be getting it right. The checkers at Safeway always say "thank you Mrs." And the younger ones tend to pronounce it correctly. It's assuming that I'm a Mrs. just because I'm older that they get wrong.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 19-Feb-2013 10:58am  
All the time. It's en-head-you-WAH-nuh. (The a in "wah" is like when you say "aah" for the doctor.)
cerealkiller Bronze Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
posted 19-Feb-2013 2:17pm  
No, but they miss-spell it most of the time.
JessicaWoman99 Quintuple Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 19-Feb-2013 3:36pm  
No people say my name correctly Jessica
Iseult Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 19-Feb-2013 4:44pm  
Yes, people mispronounce my name very often when they're reading it for the first time. Or they get confused when I spell it for them. It's really annoying.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier This user is on the site NOW (1 minute ago)
posted 19-Feb-2013 4:55pm  
Not my first name but my surname is the plural form of a more common surname, so I often get people missing the last letter off. It's more noticeable when written down than in speech though.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 20-Feb-2013 8:27pm  
My first name is very common. Most people mispronounce my last name. I am always surprised when someone gets it right on the first try.
RainingFeathers
posted 21-Feb-2013 6:58pm  
My name doesn't get mispronounced very often (except by the kids I work with, but that's cute rather than annoying!)
happytrust98
posted 22-Feb-2013 9:45pm  
My names is Chasity but most people mispronounce it and say Christy or Cassidy.
Kristal_Rose
(reply to happytrust98) posted 23-Feb-2013 8:49am  
I might have confused it with Chastity, which I have heard of before.
cloudhugger
posted 24-Feb-2013 4:09pm  
My name is not difficult. Sometimes thick accents make me unsure, but I listen again carefull and yes they are saying it right.
Nitroeddy
posted 25-Feb-2013 7:55am  
All the time...
Zang
posted 26-Feb-2013 9:40am  
Often enough...
FordGuy Survey Central Subscriber Gold Qualifier
posted 26-Feb-2013 10:11am  
I hate it when they call me Chevyguy.
Kristal_Rose
(reply to FordGuy) posted 27-Feb-2013 6:33am  
Could be worse - "Hey Renault guy!"
FordGuy Survey Central Subscriber Gold Qualifier
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 27-Feb-2013 7:19am  
 * laughing out loud * True.
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