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Annie72
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(Original post by lukas1051)
My last name is Neal, and people often spell it Neil (like the first name), and sometimes people actually think it is my first name. I used to be uber-shy, and one of my teachers in like year 9 called me Neil for half a year because I didn't dare to correct him (although to be fair he was this massive, scary army veteran).

Is your first name "Luke" by any chance?.Only I had a biology teacher called Luke Neal.
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My name is jack and i once got called abdul rahman fasail muhammed
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Yes

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All. The. Frigging. Time.

My name is Huw, though, so it's understandable. It gets misspelt as Hugh, Hew, Hue, and mispronounced as basically any other name, but usually it's just a "what?" and I have to repeat it five times. Thank you parents.
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Not my real name, but often people miss the e from Locke.
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I've an Irish language name.

Irish people pronounce it correctly and spell it badly.
Everybody else makes the effort to spell it right but make a complete hash of pronouncing it.
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i don't even bother saying my name to people over the phone or whatever i just automatically spell it out, no chance of it being spelt correctly unless they were indian haha
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Yes.

You'd be amazed at how many different ways people can find of spelling and saying "Ann-Marie".
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honestly dont complain.... u lot have european names so its still easier to interpret...

think about ppl with chinese names like me to be frank, no one ever pronounces them right so yea :/

Edit: sry european as in its still understandable from the way it is spelt
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Yes, all the time! Teachers rarely said my name right, so just called me by my surname Anderson. And I very rarely get people spelling my name right!
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People are generally pretty good at my name, though my surname has a lot of letters that can get mixed up over the phone (there is an N and a T for starters).

I hate hate hate people shortening my name for me though. I LIKE my full name, use it!
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(Original post by Annie72)
Is your first name "Luke" by any chance?.Only I had a biology teacher called Luke Neal.
Lol yeah it is, although I can assure you I'm not a biology teacher
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(Original post by lukas1051)
Lol yeah it is, although I can assure you I'm not a biology teacher

I see...nor was the Mr Neal we had at college!, not a proper bio teacher anyway.We ended up teaching ourselves and we all passed!.
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Not a single person outside Thailand has ever been able to pronounce my surname. Ever. *sighs*
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People seem to struggle with my full name - Eléna. I get called Eleanor a lot. And people pronouncing it El-eee-na, it's El-AY-na. Missing the accent off annoys the heck out me too. I've had people struggle with the shortened version too - I've had Ellie spelt as Elly many times.
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People usually can't spell my surname or say it correctly. It's probably because it's an Irish surname, but it's pretty common, Gallagher.
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My first name is pretty simple enough but i hate it when people shorten my name to 'kels' even when i hardly know them, it bugs me!

My surname however confuses the hell amount of people, so many times when i am at an interview or booking a table for dinner i say 'noonan' and it gets confused as 'newman' i want to slam their heads in >< they don't notice they do it wrong until i see my name written down and i have to correct them and ask for them to write it again, i refuse to be known as a different name
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I have a French (given) name with its English "counterpart": Gaëlle / Gail.

When I say my name the French way, most US or UK people just stare at me.
When I then say "Gail", so the English counterpart, they actually manage effortlessly to pronounce my name...the French way!! (o_O)'

Either my pronunciation sucks or my given name is the problem! I'd like it to be the 2nd choice, although I rather like my name.

But then, my family name is just... I have given up on wanting anyone to pronounce it right (even French people actually make mistakes on it xD)!
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Over the last 20 years I have had Sin, Shin, Shine, Sean (I'm not a boy ffs), Shauna, Sheen, Seen, Sian, Sign... both just reading my name for the first time and after numerous corrections. At this point I just let them call me whatever they read it as unless they specifically ask, because I can't be bothered anymore ¬¬
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I hate it when this happens, but I realised when the person takes interest in you, they get your name always right
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