People often ask me how to pronounce my last name anyway. I used to tell people straight away if they pronounced it wrong. Now I just can't be bothered correcting people all the time. They usually forget anyway.
My surname gets spelt and pronounced in a multitude of ways and I always have to spell it out if someone is writing it down. If it's a cold caller or someone from a company I don't bother correcting them but if it's someone I'll meet/talk to again I'll correct their pronunciation.
My name is 'Aoife' so it's understandably difficult for people unfamiliar with it to pronounce when they see it written down. I really hate having to correct people but I have to do it all the time or else the wrong pronunciations self-perpetuate and I get called something that isn't my name by swathes of people.
My name is Karl, I hate it when people on bday cards, christmas etc spell my name as Carl, it just feels awful, a feeling that nobody else understands , yes I appreciate the thought and everything but get my name right lol. These people have me added on fb ffs..
There was one other occasion, a christening, when I got chosen as an uncle and they got my second name completely wrong, I didn't go to the stupid christening.
My surname is Innes, it's pronounced inn-es it's forever being pronounced inns or eins. If its someone that I won't see again, and my encounter will only be brief then I won't bother, but normally if someone calls asking for Mr Inns/Eins then I tend to say there's no one known by that name at this address.
People that ill be in contact with a lot ill correct for certain.
I know it sounds pathetic but my reasoning is that no one pronounces Guinness wrong and the only difference is I don't have a gu at the beginning or an s at the end!
(Original post by carrotstick)
Yes, my name is welsh. And frankly the english can't say it. They eventually get it right after pronouncing it a few hundred times/trying to call me a different name altogether.
'Carrotstick', I'm Welsh and when I hear people pronouncing Welsh names the 'English way', it does my head in too. On BB this year there was someone called Rhian and they just called her Rian - hated it!! My daughter also has a Welsh name and that's not pronounced properly by lots of people either.
(Original post by kka25)
Assume that your name is Pfeiffer, and instead of calling you Feiffer, they call you P-feiffer.
Or your name is Stephen, but they call you Steven.
Of course this error is minor but would you correct them?
My name can be pronounced differently dependant upon where you are from, as the J in some countries is pronounced as a Y, I respond to either but always introduce myself using the Swedish pronunciation. When it comes to surname, I will correct them if they spell it wrongly as it can be spelt with a K or C and most Asian or English speaking people tend to forget the double S.
I always correct people, even if I won't see them regularly. It's just one of those things, they're probably getting away with calling a load of other people by the wrong name XD Plus they pronounce it in the weirdest ways and sometimes it's so ludicrous that you just have to correct them