Would you correct someone who said your childs name wrong?

@Muslimah (811)
United States
January 22, 2007 4:04pm CST
I have to do it all the time. But i notice some people let others say it wrong. Does it matter to you???
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@soulist (2986)
• United States
22 Jan 07
if people say my child's name wrong, yes I would correct them especially if they know me and the child. I think it should matter that you correct people especially when the child is young so that way they will know how to exactly pronounce their name when they aren't around the parents.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
LOL i dont have any kids but yeah i always correct some body when they say a childs name wrong
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
i agree thanks to you both for the comments
@beta_love (451)
• India
23 Jan 07
well i will surely do it since how differnet their speaking accent may be but it does not mean they spoil the name
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
• Canada
23 Jan 07
of course i will always correct the person and if they say im wrong i'll tell them everyname is unique and can havea personal appealing, and thats why i name or pernounce the name that way
@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
love your response
• United States
23 Jan 07
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't... it's Nadine (pronounced with a long a, they always pronounce it with a short a) anyway when I'm mad I call her Nadina...
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
Yes i would.What is your childs name that you have to correct them ? my daughters name is cadence and people always say candice, kadden, candence, ok people its not that hard CA DENCE. lol i really dont know why they have trouble with it. its mostly old ladies i guess. so maybe its just because they have not heard the name before so they just hear whatever it is they want to hear
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
my oldest is Maryam and my other daughter is Amaamee. its also spelled Amani or imani. But its a name alot of people have but some people still say it wrong.
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes, I do correct them. My oldests name is Rebecca so we don't have a problem with her name. But my youngest is Jillian. She gets Julian all the time... I'm not sure why they mess it up so much. I guess Jillian isn't that common of a name. But yes, I do correct them if the pronounce it wrong.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
yeh i think its a must to correct if someone is wrong.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Most people only need to be corrected once. Many will ask how to pronounce a name before trying. This is very considerate.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I agree ... ask before you try and pronounce the name it stops alot of confusion
• India
22 Jan 07
yes they have to corret themself. if the r say wrongly u v'e to say onece & they have to correct them.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
@nypage (158)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I always correct people when they mispronounce my son's name. It's a common name, too.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
22 Jan 07
My son name is Malik and they some say malick it wrong. Yes i will correct them as he got older he started to correct them himself...
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Malik ... i love this name ... my sisters son has this name. She has such a hard time getting people to say it right.
@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
yes it really does matter to me because child's name really effect on his/her personality and if eevrybody mispell their name then original name will be fade off. and even child may learn his/her name with wrong pronunciation as children are great pickers. So we should stop others while doing such things. And i think it is good for bringing up good socializing.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
22 Jan 07
i agree nice comment ....thanks
@patgalca (15919)
• Orangeville, Ontario
22 Jan 07
Yes, I correct people when they pronounce my children's names wrong. They are not outrageous names, not hard to pronounce. I've heard people add letters that aren't even in the name. I named my kid that name for a reason. As for our last name, it can be pronounced 3 different ways. I just go with it.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
22 Jan 07
thats why i take my time to correct people... their names have meanings and if you dont say it right it wont mean the same thing.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I usually have to correct people on my childrens names. One of my children they always switch the letters to make up another name. They put a m where I had put a n. Like I don't know how to spell my own childs name. My oldest child most don't even try to say the whole name. They just get to "CR" and I say her name for them.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
22 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
• United States
22 Jan 07
It does not matter to me that they pronounce my sons name wrong. However if you don't correct them the first time, as the relationship builds it could become akward. Also if you don't correct them and they say it wrong in front of other people down the road, they could be embarassed.
@Muslimah (811)
• United States
22 Jan 07
yeh i could become akward so why not correct them in the beginning?
@cherhost (1072)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Yes! Her name is common so I would hope that they would not mess it up. But I would because they need to know how to read names. If it was something that is uncommon then I still would but I would also chukle about it too. I just can not stand when they say our last name wrong. 4 letters and they still mess it up!
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
22 Jan 07
yeh i cant stand it either. we have a hard last name but i say it over and over until they get it. But some people dont care to get it. But i'll still say it over and over again.