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Vynka Aaaaa

Vynka A.

MY MIND,
Australia

109 posts

my name is vynka (vin-ka) and constently is misprounced some people have called me vinecar or havent even bothered attempted to pronounce it and just started spelling out my name,
have any of you had the same problems?

over 10 years ago

#51
Lauran M

Lauran M.

CWMBRAN,
United Kingdom

775 posts

People pronounce my name wrong all the time. My name is lauran pronounced law-run but people pronounce it l-oh-run and when I say it's like laura with an N on the end they pronounce it law-ran.
The only people that actually call me by my name properly are my mum, dad and grandad.. Everybody else just calls me polly.

0 · July 11, 2011

#53
Alice .

Alice ..

SUFFOLK,
United Kingdom

748 posts

alice tomkins
people often call me alison or alicia
they spell my last name with a p - Tompkins
and I had some idiot call me alison thompson never mind she had it written on a piece of paper in front of her, lot's of people call me thompson - that really irks me because my stepdads name is thompson.

0 · July 11, 2011

#54
C V

C V.

CARSON,
United States

656 posts

Selena. like the mexican way.
It is spelled CeLina, i am not mexican.

0 · July 11, 2011

#55
Dea .

Dea ..

Canada

128 posts

It's pronounced Day+ah.
Not daya or deeee - ya or DEE. I also get a lot of people asking if I work for the DEA haha you're SO funny. Really I'm peeing myself here (major sarcasm).

0 · July 12, 2011

#56
Helena H

Helena H.

NOT TELLING BRO,
United Kingdom

182 posts

it's pronounced helen-a
people call me helAYna

0 · July 12, 2011

#59
Randi Joan

Randi J.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2397 posts

some idiot pronounced my name is "rand-EYE"
da fuck?

My last name is extremely easy to pronounce as it's a word in the english language. Basically you have to fail at english in order to screw up the pronunciation of my names.

0 · July 14, 2011

#60
Zara Koniarek

Zara K.

SOMEWHERE ELSE,
Austria

120 posts

the 2 worst ones are
...a teacher once called me konjatschek ( my actual last name is Koniarek...pronounced Konjarek)
...some guys from my class used to simply call me cognac :D

0 · July 19, 2011

#61
Merianne Balanay

Merianne B.

Philippines

63 posts

my name is pronounced as mer-yan,, but some called it me-ri-anne or mar-yan, while may second name is grachel ( gray-shel) then it would turn to gra-shel

they also struggle on the spelling..

0 · August 20, 2011

#63
Hon. L.

Hon. L.

GODRIC'S HOLLOW,
Nepal

39 posts

ASHA. Ahh + Shaa LOL
I've people calling me Asher, but it's not tt many so I'm fine with it. All you guys above have such unique names. :)

0 · August 20, 2011

#64
Naomi O

Naomi O.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

1 posts

My name's Naomi. As in, NAY-OH-ME. I didn't think it was too difficult but I always seem to get NY-OH-ME, KNEE-OH-ME, NO-AH-ME and even sometimes NAY-HOMIE. To be fair, I shouldn't be complaining. My last name is Oforiokuma. Let's not even get into the mispronunciations for that.

0 · August 20, 2011

#65
Siobhan T

Siobhan T.

United Kingdom

23 posts

I wrote about this in another topic but my name I pronounced like SHUH-VORN but so many people try and say it how its actually spelt.

And then I've been called things like Sabine, Simone and Shaun!

0 · August 20, 2011

#66
Gracie M.

Gracie M.

PORTLAND,
United States

48 posts

Well, people don't usually pronounce my name wrong when they see it, but when I tell people my name, they often think I say "Tracy," "Lacey," or "Macy." It's quite annoying. Sometimes I just say "Grace" to get rid of any confusion. My last name starts with "Mc" which is Irish, and definitely confuses people. I always have to spell it out when I tell it to someone.

0 · August 20, 2011

#69
Marina G

Marina G.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO,
Mexico

43 posts

My name is Marina, and the often call me Mariana or Maria. God hate it so much! Once they even called me Marbella...

0 · August 20, 2011

#71
Tamki ☼

Tamki ☼.

SHPONGOLIA ,
Israel

172 posts

Haha my name is Tamar, and people from amrica say my name like "tamoooww" or "taymar"
it's really funny.

0 · August 21, 2011

#72
Miahlauren G.

Miahlauren G.

IRVINE, CA,
United States

35 posts

My name is Miah & most people say it like "My-uh," but it's "Me-uh." Like Mia Hamm.. just with an H. lol

0 · August 21, 2011

#73
Courtney K

Courtney K.

AUDUBON,
United States

74 posts

my last name is Kupferschmidt and once you break it down into cup-fur-schmidt, it's really not difficult to say, but people either leave out the F and/or stick in an M. I just don't understand the need to pronounce it Kumperschmidt.

although there was one time someone said Kupferfish, which was pretty hilarious.
(also Kupfershit is easily misspoken. or said on purpose from people who don't like me.)

0 · August 22, 2011

#77
Marie Jensen

Marie J.

AALBORG,
Denmark

609 posts

You'd think it would be easy to pronounce my name, Marie. I Denmark the e at the end is pronounced a little like an "uh", but not like in Maria. More like "Ma-ree-eh". Even when people read out my name, they call me Maria? Now I just hate that name.

0 · August 24, 2011

#78
Nanna H

Nanna H.

REYKJAVíK,
Iceland

198 posts

Naaaaa-na (like grandma) i do it too though, its difficult to pronounce icelandic names when speaking another language, except maybe swedish/norwegian ;)

0 · August 24, 2011

#79
Pamada K

Pamada K.

UNITED STATES,
United States

59 posts

My name is Pamada (Pah-mah-dah), which I normally think should be easy enough, but I get Pam-A-Da a lot, or Pa-ma-DUH

The worst is over work emails though. My name is out there right in front of them, but no one ever spells it right. I've gotten:

Padma
Pamanda
Pamda

0 · August 25, 2011

#80
Tandava J.

Tandava J.

ASTEROID B-612,
United States

7 posts

Tandava. Tan-dah-vuh
I get
Tan-day-vuh
Tan-dah-ra
Ten-dolla
Ten-doov-ah
Tan-dav-ia
Ta-van-duh
I've even gotten Pajama

0 · August 25, 2011

#83
Kit Thunderstone

Kit T.

UNITED KINGDOM,
United Kingdom

6 posts

I always thought that Kit would be simple enough... But I'm constantly called 'Kat' and it drives me mental. I've started either spelling out my name or telling people what it rhymes with...

0 · September 1, 2011

#84
Elle Elle

Elle E.

Russia

648 posts

No one ever gets mine right. I never use my real name anymore because I am sick of the misspellings, missayings and are you sure that's your name?

It's bad enough 'Elizabeth' is spelt or said wrong. I get very angry quickly.

Elis
Alice
Elly
Ally
Lizzie (no just no)
Lili
Beatrice
Betty
Bette
Beth
Liz
Lisbeth (like the character)

The first common is I get called by my first name which I don't like. I hate. I've changed but still get called it on documents and in college.

I get stupid nicks as well.

And my surname is just as bad.

0 · September 11, 2011

#85
Sanna D

Sanna D.

Australia

52 posts

Senna, Sayna, Rosane, Rozana, Rozna.
I also had a hyphenated surname and people try to run them together.
I've pretty much just stated answering to lastnames that start with a D and take people half and hour to say

0 · September 29, 2011

#89
Becky Bedbug

Becky B.

2005,
United Kingdom

1075 posts

My first name is easy enough, though I constantly get people telling me I'm called Rebecca. Erm, nope. I think I'd know by now if that was my name.

My surname, however, is ALWAYS being pronounced wrong. I've been called Crabs and Crackers before. It's neither of those.

My mum's surname is Ferrier. It rhymes with terrier, funnily enough. She gets called ferry-ay, fur-ear-a, ferrari and all sorts of crazy stuff.

0 · February 17, 2012

  

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