Do you get mad if somebody doesn't pronounce your name right?

United States
July 29, 2009 7:18pm CST
Nobody has not pronounced my name wrong because it is Stephen. But do you get mad if someone mispronounces your name?
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• United States
30 Jul 09
Very rarely does anyone pronounce my last name right. Jacquez is just hard to pronounce I guess. I don't believe anyone can spell it either. I never really cared if people said it right or not. I've told people so many times how to say it but I think it's just hard for everybody.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 09
Dear Adamjacquez, You have a very nice name and unique too! I like your name very much... Out of curiosity, I really want to know the correct way to pronounce Jacquez... Is it just pronounce as Jacks or .... (sorry if I got it wrong)? Thanks & do drop by to share your views at my topic of dicussions!
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
Not really, unless of course the person knows how to pronounce it but is trying to make fun of me. Why should you be angry at all if he/she doesn't really know how to say your name? I don't think it's right to get mad if they have mistakes doing so. I would certainly be okay with it because my name isn't something very common, even the spelling gets wrong pretty much. I could remember back when I graduated, to my dismay my diplomas really need to be done the second time around because of the erroneous spelling.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
30 Jul 09
It would be incredibly difficult to mispronounce my first name (Franklin). My last name is something else again. They usually confuse a d for a t and run with it No, it doesn't upset me. I quit being upset about that years and years ago
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@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
30 Jul 09
At first I don't, but when I've already told them a billion times and they still can't get it right it starts to get on my nerves. For some reason Hispanic people usually can't say my name right. I guess it has something to do with their accent or whatever. My name is Shilo and they always pronounce it like Sheelo, with an e sound instead of an i sound. Another thing people sometimes call me is Shyla. I guess they hear me wrong. I don't think my name is that hard and so when people get it wrong it's kind of annoying. But I guess my name is becoming more common, so I am starting to have less issues about it. By the way, I really like the name Stephan.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 09
Dear Stephen, This is a very interesting topic! Good job Yes, many times when I was in school, my teacher and classmates have difficulties to pronouce my Chinese names. My sir name is hard to pronounce too! To make things worse, I am having a boy's name. I studied in a co-ed school (boys & girls), so every first day of school, the teacher will be calling the name one by one from the name list! When my name was called ......I have to stand up to be identified...then the teacher will be saying the same sentence...every year the same : "I thougt you are a boy, it's a boy's name ????!!! Tks and all the best!