I’ve given up trying to correct people.
Megan. It’s not hard to spell.
Thomas not Thompson
It’s Octavia not fricking Olivia
Darby not Barbie god dammit
Uh lysh uh
I’ve been called goddamn Eliza
Jaraad. Why did my mom use the Muslim spelling we’re NOT EVEN MUSLIM
I have a fuckign traditional first name, Yet it’s always mispronounced or misspelled. GDI. Why the fuck. At least ASK ME how to say or spell my name. God.
#Elliott#Two Ls Two Ts#Why do people find this so difficult
You poor unfortunate soul
No one talk to me
My high school chemistry teacher actually changed my first name every time she said it. Passing back quizzes one day I got a Mary Anne and a Marina (you know, like for boats) within minutes of each other. My name was spelled the same on both quizzes. I had had class daily with her for 5 months by then.
…nobody likes my last name. I am not a city in Russia. I am not Russian. My last name is not pronounced like it looks. Take a good long look at it. Think. If I was related to Elia Kazan you may have heard of me. I am not. You have not. Think some more. Stare. Bend the letters in your head. What sounds right? Kah-zahn? Nah. Then it comes to you. Kay-zin. Smile. Say it. No problem. Live life happily.
…Then people spell my first name wrong (even if they realize which version it is). I have no words for those people.