Names You Used to Mispronounce
The title basically says it all: What names did you (at any point in your life) firmly believe to be prounced differently than they actually are? How did you pronounce them How did you discover how they're usually pronounced?
A few of my own:
Delaney: DELL-uh-nee. I met a girl named Delaney, and for some time thought she thought she just pronounced it weirdly. Then I realized I had never actually heard the name said out loud before.
Stephan: STEF-un. I really don't remember. It must have been a pretty boring revelation.
Sean: SEEN. I can't remember if I ever actually thought this but I do remember trying to spell the name of a friend's brother as Shahn, or something like that (I was about 9) and her telling me that it was spelled Sean.
Leigh: LAY. I'm still getting used to this one! I really should have realized it before, but I didn't (Obviously). I really hate this name now, which stinks, because I loved it beore.
Adrianne: Ay-dree-ANN. A friend of mine wrote about a character with the name, and I mispronounced it for ages before finally hearing her say it out loud. Sadly, another name I don't love as much as I did.
Caya: CAY-uh. Several friends told me I was saying it wrong, but I didn't really pay attention until I actually met a girl named Kaya.
What names did you mispronounce?
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 1:22am