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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 Gold 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 on May. 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Yeah i would have pronounced the D as well.

xomrs.chase
by 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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