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I recently corrected approximately five people AT THE SAME TIME for mispronouncing my name. :D
its a slippery slope not correcting people early on, once in an old office someone thought my name was 'rod' because I didn't take action early enough when people started calling me 'rob' (unacceptable abbreviations probably slightly different from straight up mispronunciation but still)
which was, if someone is calling you by the wrong name,obviosuly correct them, but if it is just a case of your preference of pronunciation,get over it.
For example, this woman with the name Karen (spelt Karen) was trying to insist everyone pronounce her name like KARON. NO!
My name is spelt Helene (because I'm foreign). They were all pronouncing it Helen (which I hate) so I told them I prefer when it's pronounced like Helena. Does this, by your standards, make me an asshole? I'll still keep correcting people regardless, would just be interesting to see where on your scale of douchebaggery this places me.
then everyone who knows how to pronounce your name properly is hearing you putting up with not having it pronounced properly and they think you're a pushover.
Solution: say your name slowly and loudly in their face, emphasising each syllable like it's more important than the one that preceded it.
that is not pronounced Helen or Helena it is more like Hel-aine.
Any other questions?
what would I do without you
is a moron and you should feel perfectly justified in correcting them
Helene is pronounced 'Hell-ian'
Pronounced Helena, so correcting would be ok'ish. Obviously not if you working somewhere like England where the "when in Rome" rule would apply so correcting anyone would make you awfully fussy and understandably earn you the nickname "fussy girl" around the office
make the whole thing simpler
at times when it doesn't matter. I get called a lot of variations of my first and second names, and spellings as well. I just let them crack on. If it is my first day in a job or it is registering for a doctors or something then of course, but I have a lot of fleeting conversations with people by phone and I would go nuts if I corrected them all.
but when people call me 'Meesh' it drives me mad.
the only person I have ever heard being referred to by that name. Didn't realise it was a thing.
because we are small and petty.
because they know it winds me up.
but I can guarantee that I would be the third.
Not Christmas cards for you lot.
yeah meesh would definitely get right on my tits as well
I kinda like it. Any abbreviation that's meant to be affectionate is nice, couldn't get annoyed personally.
who call me Zack
Too late now though, eh