Do you correct people who say your name wrong?

@Muslimah (811)
United States
January 22, 2007 4:11pm CST
I dont have a hard name (well when i say it it rolls off the tonuge) but after i say it once usualy others can say it correctly. But its one lady i know who i think says my name wrong on purpose. I always correct her but she still says it wrong. And yes i do think its worth correcting her every time.
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20 responses
• Pakistan
24 Jan 07
Hmm i have avery unique name 'Aun' and most of the people spell it wrongly! So i have to make correction of it.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
24 Jan 07
you do have a unique name ... what does it mean?
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• Pakistan
1 Feb 07
it means THE HELPER it is a MUSLIM name
• India
23 Jan 07
If any one say my name wrong, at the first instance tell him poltely to call me correctly. But if repeatedly say knowingly or unknowingly, I will have to use harsh words to correct the man or woman. Even after this, he/she continued to say my name incorrectly, I will stop talking with them. I caanot take legal action
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
24 Jan 07
lol yeh you cant take legal action for someone saying your name worng. Thanks for the comment
• United States
23 Jan 07
No. My name is Isenia. I happen to think it is quite simple, but still everyone has problems saying it. They always call me Yesenia or Jesenia
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment... im sure you have a very pretty name ... i just cant sound it out.
@beta_love (451)
• India
23 Jan 07
well i will d it surely since i hate people who do such things purposely
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment ... i hate it to if they were to do it on purpose.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes and they always get it wrong and it's just Marie! I don't know why they say Maria.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
• United States
23 Jan 07
i will always correct somebody who says or call my name wrongly. . so that the next time his/her gonna call me again so it should be the right call already.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I have an easy first name, but a very difficult last name. I do correct them if they pronounce my last name wrong. I just know that if I were pronouncing someone's name wrong, I would want to know and be told, so I make sure I correct them when they pronounce my name wrong. I don't think there's anything wrong with correcting them.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
its nothing wrong at all correcting someone who says your name wrong. Just some people scared to do it ... they think "oh i might offend him/her if i correct her" NO your offending me by saying my name wrong.
• Indonesia
22 Jan 07
eheheheheh Bayu kristanti is not easy name for foreign people to call my name clearly I always correct if they wrong write my full name. most peopl in my country wrong into bayu kristIanti. they add 'I' on my name. lol
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
@soulist (2987)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I do correct people if they would pronounce my name wrong, even when they pronounce my best friend's name wrong. I think it's important for people know how to pronounce your name or else they'll just be ignorant of the proper pronouncation.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
very good point .. thanks for the comment
@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
my name is Saira and most of english people pronounce my name as Sarrah... and i alwasy correct them to pronounce 'I' after A to sound Saira rather then R after A... it really does effects me beacuse it is huge difference between Saira and Sarrah.... if i dont correct people then my original name will be lost and people will keep pronouncing it wrong all the time.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
very pretty name .. thanks for the comment
• Ireland
22 Jan 07
I never correct people who pronounce my name wrong. I just feel it is impolite to do so. I will correct them however, if they call me by a name that is not mine and I will tell them what to call me. If I think I will never have to meet or talk to the person again, then I would just leave it be, and not bother to tell them.
@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I correct my last name. My first is just so common.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment.. usualy the last name is the hardest.
@patgalca (14301)
• Orangeville, Ontario
22 Jan 07
It's a little hard to pronounce my name wrong (Pat). But some people have trouble with the full version, or they make their own shortened version, THEN I will correct them. Don't call me Patty!
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
HA! dont call her patty... Thanks for the comment
• India
2 Feb 07
my name is little difficult to pronounce santwana , if some one not able to pronounce, atleast first time i just try to correct my name , if he/she again and again do the same than just i leave it . My friends if found hard to pronounce than they just said me santu .
@smartnrich (1067)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 07
You must correct it untill you friend call you by your real name.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I correct people every single day. I have a very hard name. My name is Irish and if your not Irish, you have no clue on how to say it. I hate when people say my name wrong, but I can understand that it's hard but I always correct them.
@Eiloin (327)
31 Jan 07
Yes, all the time!!! Since I left my country, most of my discussions with the various people I meet, start and end with the: -"What is your name?" -"that" -"What???". They just cannot pronounce it, and most of them not even try. Sometimes I just give up, and answer in every possible variation you can imagine. But at least I know they don't do it in purpose (most of them). I think you do fine to correct that lady every time, it can be annoying sometimes this think
@shineison (874)
• Uganda
29 Jan 07
Yes i really do correct the people when they do call my name wrong. But there are not many people who do this. but some time it happens on Phone, or Moblie, when someone asks my question.
• United States
29 Jan 07
I have an arabic name which is not common here. People pronounce my name wrong ALL the time. I just got used to it. They ask me if they're correct so I correct them. It doesn't bother me. I think it's funny the way people add in letters that I don't even have in my name.
@kirenz (374)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
Well, I ignore them if they are not say my name wrong on purpose. I usually correct if people ask me to correct them.