Dr Dillamond: Settle down, now! I have read your most recent essays. And I am amazed to report the progress! Although, some of us still tend to favor form over content... Ms. Glinda. Galinda: It's GAlinda. Dr Dillamond: Excuse me... Glinda. -Wicked
The principal at my school does this. I have no clue if he's doing it on purpose, but he NEVER says anyone's name right. For some people with the really unusual names, that's understandable, but is 'Maura" really that hard to pronounce?
I am SO bad with remembering names!! XP And I also do something kind of similar. If I've been working on my story for a while and then suddenly come back to the real world, then I might accidentally refer to somebody as the name of one of my characters!!! O_O
It happens to me every time I get a new teacher at school. It is so annoying. I mean, yeah, I can understand if my name is pronounced differently than it is spelled, but you'd think the headteacher would tell 'em. Some of them actually get it right.
Oh, my last name was German before I got married, and I heard every joke in the book about it, and that's because it's spelled like Liven' Good, and people automatically replace the E with I...but it's pronounced Live n good...So my doctor, especially, would ask me every time I saw him, "Are you livin' good?" although its the wrong pronunciation..
Maybe that's why people always pronounce my name weird...it's just Kayla... and I've heard over 15 different ways of saying it, Plus someone showed me how to say it in Hawaiian...I live in IL, and probably will never go to Hawaii, but its cool! (Kai-E-la)
KeirnoxSatu, I don't know what you're talking about. "To be fair, it's all but impossible to pronounce your name right." Shut up. "No seriously, it's like Cthulu; there is no correct way to pronounce it in our tongue. So, logically that must mean you're an eldritch abomination sent from beyond the void to destroy us all." Meh, too much work.