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A variation on a question I asked a while ago: Do you mind when people mispronounce your name (given that they would spell it right)? 

45%
98 deviants said Occasionally / In certain cases
29%
64 deviants said No, I don't mind that.
26%
56 deviants said Yes, that bothers me.

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Fluffeh-Kat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Dude I've been called Aysa and my names Alyssa. At this point I've just stopped correcting people and let them call me whatever.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I can imagine :P
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Fluffeh-Kat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student General Artist
:P It's really amusing though when they try to be really professional (For example) like at a tournament they tried to call me up but it took about 3 minutes of 5 adult Black Belts whispering just to figure out my name without asking.
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Weegie-DaisyLover Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well...my name is Cari, like the word car (the one that you drive) and then the long "i" sound. So it's pronounced "Car-ee" and I swear EVERYONE says it like Carrie or Cary and I hate it because it's so simple to pronounce. I guess it's because most people who pronounce the name Cari expect it to be spelled with a K and not a C so they think it's pronounced like Carrie. I just hate it because ever since I started going to school people have been messing up the pronunciation.........No, I disagree! 
Don't even get me started on my last name :/
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel you, it sucks :noes:
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DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
my name is easy to pronounce, so...

"Brian"

misspelling bugs the shit outta me, though.

my mom mispronounces my screen-names often, though...GOD...
(and in general, others' names... DESPITE I CONSTANTLY REMIND HER HOW TO PRONOUNCE THEM...)

 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some people just are so bad at prononciation of names, it's incredible sometimes :P
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DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes...

so your screen-name is pronounced "SPET-FAYERS-IN-IS" , right?
JK LOL
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PRAETORIC Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
it pisses me off tremendously! because this is also my xbox live account name, i'd say only 1 out of 100 hundred people say my name right! all the others say "preyt-er-ic" it pisses me off to no end >:(
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh D: How is it pronounced then?
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PRAETORIC Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
"well it pronounce "prey-tor-ic" not "preyt-or-ic"
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TakaEdakumi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your name easily looks like it is pronounced "preyt-or-ic" to me, even before I read how you said people were pronouncing it incorrectly. That's how it's meant to be said, yes?
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PRAETORIC Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
no -_- not at all, its like the roman praetorians!its pronounced the exact same way but instead of "ians" it ends in "ic" its pronounced "prey-tor-ic"
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TakaEdakumi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I'm saying, though! :0
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PRAETORIC Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
well then you're good
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Saffronmahboi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
NOOOOOOO!
It's one thing that you spell my name wrong, but it another to say my name wrong BUT spell it right!
But it's okay if you have genuine trouble pronouncing it.
But generally I'm fine with it nowadays....or at least I pretend to be X3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, okay :P
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Saffronmahboi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Well, that's just me after all.
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Noki234 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to HATE it when people called me Maria, instead of Mariah. But since then, I have taken María as my Spanish name, and have gotten used to it. :P
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, is the prononciation that different? I'm not too familiar with Spanish :0
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Noki234 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As far as I know, they are pronounced exactly the same, which makes it all the more hypocritical.
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SilentShadowsHeart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
I don't usually have a problem with it. My name would be something like Ronnie and people would call me something far off like Kathy or Joe and I would still respond not bothered by it. But I realized this last week when a lady kept putting a D in front of my name. I kept telling her my name and trying to get her to say my name right. I wondered why I suddenly cared what she called me when I usually don't. And then I realized I tend to only have an issue when people who put a D in front of my name. Apparently I hate it when people pronounce (or at least try to pronounce) my name with a D for some reason. For example if people call me Daniel or Danial I noticed I am quick to correct them and insist they pronounce my name right.

Its not like I hate the letter D or anything. I was apparently acting that way unconsciously. Now that I have realized I have been doing that, I will put effort into not letting it bother me.

I find it weird however that people have trouble with my name. I always introduce myself this way: "My name is Ron-nee that is R as in rover." Why do people still say: "Donnie or Bonnie?" I said R as in ROVER, not B as in ball or D as in dog. I can't help but wonder what is wrong with people. When you reach a point that even when someone breaks their name down for you and you still can't get it, you should be concerned. In fact I had one guy tell me my name was to long to remember, so he wanted me to tell him a nickname. I told him call be something like "J" and he said: "nah I don't like that, I'm going to call you toothpaste."

I'm starting to think people are just lazy and rude. -.-
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What, that is really weird indeed. I wonder if people are just lazy or rude in those cases indeed :noes: Sounds like it, kinda...
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Hugrf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest I'm used to it by now. Many people have mispronounced my name since it's really uncommon so I'm fine with just correcting them and moving on. I'd be surprised if they got it right, in fact. //shrug//
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine!
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student
if someone managed to mispronounce "Jay" i wouldn't even be mad i would just be so impressed 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too, actually :XD:
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
My name is really easy so it's only happened once. Of all people it was the parent of the kid who bullied me when when i was like 6 or 7 and he did it rudely and intentionally. It was so dumb
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so dumb indeed, you'd expect him to, well, be more of an adult about it :noes:
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, he didn't know I heard I think (not sure) he was talking to his son and just being a jerk (wonder why his kid was a bully)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, quite an example to his kid :noes:
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Truewhovian82 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think most people could mispronounce my name
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :P
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LuckyGoRabbitFoot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
People can never pronounce my last name
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww :noes:
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Katlover161 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same some can't even say my first name XD
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RinAkiko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT BOTHERS ME SO MUCH!!
I need to change my name and like make it look the way it's pronounced
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, some names have a weird spelling that confuses people indeed :XD:
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NeonStrings Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I already answered this but I actually have another case about it :P
My name is Dana (which is said as Donna if American) and people keep calling me the pronunciation of Dayna

one of my new teachers actually argued with me that how I am saying it is WRONG XD
and then I got really angry so she said how I spell it is wrong 
like, the heck mate? you want to go bruh?
XD
well thats the story of my life :P
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The way your parents said your name is spelled since birth is wrong"
Oh teachers :XD:
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NeonStrings Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student General Artist
thats pretty much how it went XD
she just kept going
teachers still get it wrong and a month already past ;_;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, damn D:
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NeonStrings Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student General Artist
yeah
but I got used to it XD
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LightningBolt64 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, it's kinda hard to mispronounce "Megan", so it doesn't happen very often XD


Actually, on second thought, some teachers say mey-gan or something instead of meh-gan but i don't really mind ;w; it's usually kinda hard to notice
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I see!
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KittenQueen24 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My nickname during grade school was mispronounced a lot. I spelt it Jaci (pronounced Jackie) and they pronounced it Jay-c.

And only once has my actual name been mispronounced. Instead of Jacquilyn, they said Jocelyn. 

But I generally don't care. It depends on the situation at hand.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :)
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WinterTheGrayWolf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Really it only bothers me a little bit... unless they keep saying it over and over again...

"Neeeekirk Neekirk Neekirk Neekirk Neekirk" *dies*
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD:
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Flaming-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It bothers me, but I just correct them and act like its nothing.
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