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I hate when people mispronounce my Kid's name!

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His name is Leland.It's pronounced Le-lan.It makes me so angry!Stop pronouncing the D!it's Le-lan!

my rant and  vent for the day

do your kids names get mispronounced?

Posted by Anonymous on May. 7, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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anonymouss
by Aquamarine Member on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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LMAO, take the D off. Leland the bounty hunter.
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Jess0915
by on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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Sorry, but I would definitely pronounce the D. It's there, and I've known two people named Leland, both pronounced the D.
My daughter Eva keeps getting called Ava. :-/ I feel like saying "okay now, let's sound it out together...what does an "E" say"? Like kindergartners.
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mandella79
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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Sorry, I can't relate becuase chose names that are easy to pronounce and exist in the real world on purpose to avoid this very issue.

JBbean
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Yeah i would have pronounced the D as well.

xomrs.chase
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM
People say Brandon sometimes (its Brayden). Close enough haha it doesn't really bother me
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mi4339mi
by on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Liar...Liar pants on fire.

You posted this in Newcomers a few days ago, unless there is another mom on CM with  son named Leland who hates it when people mispronounce his name

Quoting Anonymous:

I didn't see another post anywhere else. Im only in this group and it bugged me because the teacher at my DS's school does it all the time.Today I flipped on her.I can't help that it was done.I wanted to vent today



MamaJess9
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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LMFAO. Please say you're a troll. "Leland" is a legit name. If you name your kid that, that's what people are going to call him! Duh! If you want people to call him Lelan, NAME HIM THAT! OMFG.

I think I will name my next child Malissa, but expect everyone to call her Alissa, because they should know the M is silent!
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JaydeesLaydee
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Yes, it bugs me.  My youngest son's name is Collen, pronounced Call-Len...it drives me batty, we'll be sitting in a doctor's office and we hear, Colleen... (Call EEEEEn.) which is a girl's name.  

Lady at the pharmacy even tried to argue with me over how it was pronounced once.  I told her it has two L's one E, and if it were Colleen, it would have two E's. Ugh. I ought to know how to spell and pronounce my own kid's name. 

We have common misspellings too..Collin and Colin too. 

dsebastian23
by on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

then take the damn "D" off

Tinkerbellmama
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Our oldest is Alayna. Pronounced "Ah-lay-nah" but people are always pronouncing it "Ah-lah-nah" it's not really that big of a deal. She's old enough to just say "It's Ah-lay-nah"

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