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Do you hate when people mispronounce your kids names? Edit

My sons name is Leland sounds like Lee-lin. So stop emphasizing the d. It's not Lee-land. It's so annoying.

Edit. It's the strong emphasis on the d that annoys me or when they say Le-Land. Most people say it right but some don't no matter how much I correct them. Watch the video. A few seconds in dog says Leland's name. Notice no heavy emphasis on the d. That's how my sons name is pronounced.

by on May. 4, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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kaysha
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Oh wow. My Alexis is almost 8 and never has anyone messed it up.

Quoting casah4:

 


Quoting kaysha:

Its a little hard to mess up Alexis, Timothy, or Payton.

I did that on purpose because I have a screwed up name and hate it.

 I have an Alexis and she gets called Alexia a lot.  LOL

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TSNDDY
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I have a friend taliah but it's Ta lee ah

Quoting BekkieBoodle:

My DDs name is Taliah.... Tal-ya (the first a is like apple).... We call her Tali, like a tally mark :) ... But yea... When.people just read her name, they always say.it wrong.... Lol
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metalhealthmom
by on May. 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM
My sons name is Davey, so people get it right.

People have butchered my name before. Erin-Mellett...8-I get Erin-Millett ALL the time. So I mostly go by Em or Emmie.
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ma2b08
by on May. 4, 2012 at 12:55 PM
We dont usually have problems with Ivy or Georgia.
Cian throws people for a loop. We get Shawn, See In, Kane... Kane (Cain) is the.biggest one.
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casah4
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2012 at 12:55 PM

 Maybe it's just the weird people around here because my name is Ann and I've been called Amy quite a bit, too!  Haha!

Quoting kaysha:

Oh wow. My Alexis is almost 8 and never has anyone messed it up.

Quoting casah4:

 


Quoting kaysha:

Its a little hard to mess up Alexis, Timothy, or Payton.

I did that on purpose because I have a screwed up name and hate it.

 I have an Alexis and she gets called Alexia a lot.  LOL

 

Supervane
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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I picked my daughters name from a Shakespeare play, so when people mis pronounce it or say they haven't heard of it, just makes me wonder how little exposure to literature they've had... But oh well not much I can do about it.
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bolz08
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM

really it depends on how people pronounce things.....LelanD, LelaN....they aren't doing anything wrong, neither did you....it is just preference.  I pronounce the D on the end of names like Leland and Raymond, some don't.

soon2bemomof307
by on May. 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM
The d is not supposed to make a strong sound. When I heard it when I was pregnant it was pronounced like Lee-lin. Maybe a slight d sound but people will say it like Lee- land.
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Mrs_Szontagh
by on May. 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM

A friend of mine's son is LAIREK- I always thought that was pronounce LYRIC but no... it's L-air-ek. Drives her nuts! My son is Alex, so that's not too bad... but my last name? SZONTAGH. Yeah. Butcher that one why don't ya? lol

gum.drop
by on May. 4, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Then seriously why the fuck did you put a D on it..


Christ you cant expect people to jut know that!!

Anyways: my dds name is ryland and in the era of Rileys so is always called Riley
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