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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

African student studying in a foreign country problem #7

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