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Old 09-22-2005, 06:17 PM   #1
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io: my name gets butchered on a daily basis.

lets see...i've had people call me michelle, rachelle, isabelle, estelle, and worst...jezebel.

im pretty good at enunciating my name. and the coworkers who introduce me to callers over the phone are careful to pronounce my name correctly.

so why did i get called rachelle today? why?? why??
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Old 09-22-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
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At least it wasn't Michael... as in the guys name. I'm still wondering how one of my customers got John from Trevor.
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I get the same thing with my last name, Dole. For some reason people often say Doyle! And just the other day, someone called me Bob, my name's Jim dammit! and this was in a replied email with my name staring them right in the face. haha...oh well.
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I get the same thing with my last name. flem, flam, flum. paflaum, lapflaum, it's pflaum
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:06 PM   #5
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Arghhhh I get this alllll the freakin time at work. They usually say Joanne or Juliette over the phone. Sometimes I have to correct them because I get so pissed when they kill my name. It's not that difficult to pronounce! I mean WTF!
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:53 PM   #6
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My name is Richard or Rick Estrada....

At least 3 times a week I still get Erik Estrada...
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I'll make sure to start calling you Ponch from now on.
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My name is Richard or Rick Estrada....

At least 3 times a week I still get Erik Estrada...
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My whole life people have the hardest time with Carmella.

Car mel la

really really easy, or you would think so, but I get Camilla, Carmello, Carmel, Caswella that one I don't mind as much.

Friends and family usually just say Carm, but my co-workers have gotten in to the habit of calling me Carmie
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People screw up Katherine a lot. Some people call me Katrina...and I really hate when people pronounce it like "Kath-REEN"...or "Kath-uh-RINE". Are those even names??

I also don't like being called Kathy. Ernie's grandma has been staying with us all month, and she calls me Kathy.

At least she stopped calling me Kelly. That's the name of Ernie's ex-girlfriend (the family favorite, from my understanding...the one they thought he was supposed to marry).
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You'd think Pat would be fairly simple for people to say. I get called Pam all the time.
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Jackie. I get called Jackie alot. Does that sound like Kathy?
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I get Jennifer a lot.
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Rene'--I get called Renie, Rena, Rene, also someone called me Rose (which I kind of liked) No one can spell it either. My nickname is Wren which was an offspring of someone not saying Rene'--that one stuck. So just call me Wren.
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you folks think you have it bad, I have an Italian last name w/ an apostrpohe, 2 capital letters, and then 3 vowels in a row !!!


People either butcher it or just ignore it and call me by my first name.

My name on all of my mail gets messed up......I've seen my name get mispelled 30 different ways.

Capital letter, apostrophe, capital letter (vowel), vowel, vowel, consanant, consanant, vowel
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you folks think you have it bad, I have an Italian last name w/ an apostrpohe, 2 capital letters, and then 3 vowels in a row !!!

My boyfriend's last name is Italian as well...I always make fun of how his name gets butchered on his mail.

When we first started dating, I asked him how to pronounce his last name...but he made me attempt to pronounce it before he'd tell me. Of course, I screwed it up.
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When I was learning to write in cursive, the first word I learned was "Julie", my sister's name...except I had problems with my J's and was actually writing g's..."gulie". Nobody had the heart to tell me at the time.
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Capital letter, apostrophe, capital letter (vowel), vowel, vowel, consanant, consanant, vowel

I'd like to buy a vowel, please.
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