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)?
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No, I don't mind that.
29%
Occasionally / In certain cases
45%
Yes, that bothers me.
26%
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Published: September 25, 2015
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Fluffeh-Kat's avatar
Fluffeh-Kat|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I can imagine :P
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Fluffeh-Kat's avatar
Fluffeh-Kat|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|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel you, it sucks :noes:
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DarkGrievous7945's avatar
DarkGrievous7945|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some people just are so bad at prononciation of names, it's incredible sometimes :P
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DarkGrievous7945's avatar
DarkGrievous7945|Hobbyist General Artist
yes...

so your screen-name is pronounced "SPET-FAYERS-IN-IS" , right?
JK LOL
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PRAETORIC's avatar
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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh D: How is it pronounced then?
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PRAETORIC's avatar
"well it pronounce "prey-tor-ic" not "preyt-or-ic"
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TakaEdakumi's avatar
TakaEdakumi|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's avatar
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's avatar
TakaEdakumi|Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I'm saying, though! :0
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Saffronmahboi's avatar
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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, okay :P
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Saffronmahboi's avatar
Well, that's just me after all.
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Noki234's avatar
Noki234|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, is the prononciation that different? I'm not too familiar with Spanish :0
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Noki234's avatar
Noki234|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's avatar
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|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|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|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine!
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