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· Somewhere but not here.
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Yes. While my first name is very common my last name is a pain to deal with. It has a very common pronunciation, but a strange spelling. So everyone would get it wrong when they say it. Giving it I have to spell it out, Since the first 3 letters are how one would usually write the pronunciation I would kind of get a "do you think I'm stupid" look until I blurt out the next letter.
Or if I forget to spell it out then they can't find my name.
Or when being called, I have to be aware of all the common mispronunciations I've ever heard.
I've hough of just pronouncing it differently, but I don't want to. That pronunciation is important to me, kind of a part of my identity.
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