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Old 11-22-2002, 03:14 PM   #31
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Re: Nicole Bubear just excelled at our high school...must be related?

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Someone earlier in this thread mentioned a classmate's unusual name. I can't see it right now, but it definitely looked Sth East Asian, Thai perhaps.
Yep, my guess is the same as yours.

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Old 11-22-2002, 03:26 PM   #32
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Originally posted by Sicy

These would be correct.

In Italian.. two c's next to each other with the h makes the K sound.
I cheated though, I'm an Italian football fan...

Even Irish people get my name wrong so I cant expect too much. If someone starts to ask for me on the phone and takes two minutes to try and spit out my name I'll usually just put them out of their misery.

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Old 11-22-2002, 03:33 PM   #33
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<------people usually say my first name wrong all the time. one time, was around 5th grade...i had signed up for summer school...and we had this new teacher who kept messing up on everyone's name. well...when he got to my name...he literally butchered it. i just sat there and ignored him. i refused to answer roll call. i never went back. my last name is usually fairly easy to pronounce, but they still get it wrong.

icelle is pronounced e sell

minjares is pronounced min ha des (think mexican accent)
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Old 11-22-2002, 03:54 PM   #34
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My last name is sooo boring but I learned a long time ago to always spell it when giving it to avoid mispronunciations or mispelling.


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My maiden name was Weispfenning. I recieved a piece of mail once addressed to Ms. Weis P. Fenning.


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Old 11-22-2002, 06:40 PM   #37
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I have a first name that everyone spells wrong...and a last name that everyone pronounces wrong! It's Angus-Bodie. First of all, so many people think that is my, ever seen a female named Angus?! wtf...
And then they think it's spelled with an "E"--always fun at the pharmacy.
The second part gets murdered. Bobie. Body. Boobie!
it's Bo (long o) De (long e). That's what I get for having a hyphenated name in America.
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Old 11-22-2002, 06:55 PM   #38
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Yes, my last name is difficult to pronounce.

Try it: Randoomdumdomdoomdm
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Old 11-22-2002, 07:06 PM   #39
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Prompted by another call from a telemarketer.........

Do people have problems with your first name?

Check name is hard is that?? I am constantly being called Kath-uh-RINE (emphasis on that last syllable, and they pronounce it so it rhymes with "mine"). Others include Kath-REEN and Kat-er-REEN...what's up with emphasizing the last syllable?
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Old 11-22-2002, 07:27 PM   #40
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I'm Polish and have the long last name to show for it! Really my last name is pronounced almost phonetically, but it's amazing how bad people can butcher it. But I've gotten so used to people butchering my last name it doesn't even bother me anymore. And yes, it's an easy way to weed the telemarketers out.

Q: On her wedding night, what does a Polish bride get that's long and hard?
A: A new last name.
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Old 11-22-2002, 10:47 PM   #41
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Originally posted by Diemen
Q: On her wedding night, what does a Polish bride get that's long and hard?
A: A new last name.

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Old 11-22-2002, 11:52 PM   #42
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Originally posted by najeena
white pfenning!!
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Old 11-23-2002, 09:37 AM   #43
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I have an odd combination.. a first name no one can spell or pronounce, and a last name that is very easy to pronounce, yet is a different spelling, therefore is always wrong. My first is Ariadne. Greek. Not that difficult. I pronounce it Air-ee-ad-knee, but it can also be pronounced Air-ee-ahd-knee. People always called me "Ariane" with no D, and then, in 1999, people started calling me Adrian. Um, hello? The D is near the end of the name! Why would it be pronounced so it was at the BEGINNING? Arrrrgh. I have so much trouble that I just use fake names for everything possible.
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Old 11-23-2002, 11:27 AM   #44
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Originally posted by Sicy

YES.. I always hang up as soon as I hear them try to pronounce my name.. uh yeah its someone trying to sell some shit.. goodbye!

Yep. People always eff up the Italian names.

Mine is DiGiovanni - not that hard to pronounce. Yet it is always screwed up.
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Old 11-23-2002, 01:13 PM   #45
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About 90% of people mispronounce my last name because apparently they can't understand that a c doesn't always sound like a k.

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