I changed my name from Carrie to Kari but not to many people can pernounce Kari

Kari is my first name No one can pernounce it wright .I always get Carrie with I hate.


July 26, 2013 4:57 PM

Bummer. I can hear the difference but can't reproduce it. I'd pronounce it Carrie as well.


July 26, 2013 5:45 PM

How do you pronounce Kari? Where I live, I think most people will assume it's the same as Carrie, just a different spelling. My mom's name is Karen, which she has always prnounced "care-in", but my grandmother apparently intended for it to be pronounced "car-in" instead. It's just where they lived no one pronounced it "correctly" so my mom just changed her expectations.

August 14, 2013 2:56 PM

Poor you. I don't know how you feel but I can guess you will be feeling really annoyed. I know that the names Carrie and Kari are completely different. One is pronounced Ca-ree (Carrie) and the other is pronounced Car-ree (Kari). Good luck in getting people to call you by your correct name.

By mk
August 16, 2013 2:40 AM

I would pronounce both the same (ca-ree) unless I was told otherwise, but I would only need to be told once. I also pronounce Kara as ka-rah so that's probably why.

August 19, 2013 10:48 AM

You're not alone.  I know three people named "Kari", and two of them pronounce it exactly like the name "Carrie"; only one pronounces it differently.  It's a name with various pronunciations, and anyone who has it is going to be correcting people (or ignoring the mispronunciation) for all time.  I have a less-common pronunciation of "Laura", which I've mentioned before on these forums, and unless it's someone I'm going to be spending a LOT of time with, I don't bother correcting them anymore.  And by a lot, I mean...a lot!  My husband & I were friends before we started dating, and we'd been dating about 6 months before I asked him to start pronouncing my name properly. Aside from family, I can probably count on both hands the people who use the proper pronunciation.