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This Is What Life Is Like When You Have An Unusual Name
Growing up, if you were named something more common, like Mary or Sam, chances are that everyone knew how to pronounce your name. People would typically also spell it correctly, and you'd never have much difficulty finding souvenirs with your name on them. But, if you were one of the few that had what can be considered an "unusual" name, then, you'd definitely hate the days when a substitute teacher came in. Ten out of ten times, the sub would make a long pause before attempting to completely butcher your name. These are the experiences felt when you didn't have a "simple" name.

Not my fault you don't have the patience to learn something new.

1
You would literally not believe the amount of ancient customers who actually file a complaint because my name is "foreign" or "unpronounceable".

There's a world full of Emmas and Jimmys, but no me.

2
I have never been able to find my name on any coke bottle or key chain. This this for the people with foreign names.

An annoying conversation that has to be made on the daily.

3
I'm so over having a foreign name... Having to explain it every single time... Meh....

Could you try to not just erase my name? Thanks.

4
Why do people ask if you have an 'American' or 'English' name? It's my name. Please learn how to pronounce it instead of unintentionally putting me down for having a foreign name

Some people are literally the worst.

5
I have a foreign name and everyone just calls me Ray. It makes me sad because it shows that they don't care to learn my real name ....which is legit one more syllable....

There's always a point where you just can't take it anymore.

6
African student studying in a foreign country problem #7

Allowing white people to mispronounce your name because they'll never get it right.

"Is that really your name?" ...

7
People don't even know my name is actually a name

It's like having another identity, but without all the fun.

8
I usually get called Rachel... like way too often... my name is Rebekah................. I just respond now and never correct anyone anymore my last job I wen a whole year as Rachel

When your classmates feel entitled to just call you anything but your name.

9
My first and last names are nightmares straight from Poland lol
One year a whole class called me Sam because one guy was like "yeah I'm not going to remember that"
I always offer the option now 😂

*Responds to any name said*

10
My first, middle, and last names are so hard to pronounce, I'm from Ukraine, and at this point i tell people to call me whatever they want because they will never get it right

This is too good.

11
My name is Tegina its literally Regina with a T. And yet no one can say it

Laughing way too hard right now.

12
My poor mom is this. 😂
Her name is Tahna.
Tawh-nuh
She's always called Tanya, Tonya, toneya.
😂

When he takes your money, but won't take the time to learn your name.

13
Don't feel bad. My landlord calls me by a different name every week, and my name is written on the check he cashes

Thank you, Mom.

14
The only person who pronounces my name right is my mom.

Repeatedly going to facepalm now.

15
I have a teacher who mispronounced my name 3 times, finally got it right the 4th and 5th, but went back to saying it wrong as a nickname

Say my name, say my name.

16
It's also awkward when you've known someone for some time, and you know deep down that they still don't know your name.

What is real anymore?

17
So many people have been mispronouncing my name for so long that even I mispronounce it most of the time now.

When even my name feels like a joke.

18
Growing up with my name: Just letting people ask me if it's my real name and sarcastically answering with "no"

Thank goodness for social media.

19
I actually had to put the name pronunciation on my Facebook profile. Ugh. My last name is Lithuanian. Once people hear that, they always mess it up even more.

Way too accurate.

20
Growing up with my name:
Just letting people pronounce it wrong because you're tired of correcting everyone

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