After my daughter was born an old classmate moved back to town and came to meet my daughter. She continued to mispronounce her name after hearing me say it many times. At first I figured that she would catch on, but no I finally had to tell her point blank that she was mispronouncing her name. A few weeks later this woman organized a class reunion (about ten of us who had known each other in school). The first thing everyone asked me was how to pronounce my daughter's name. I had actually told some of these people previously how to pronounce it, but they were confused because this woman had actually insisted that it was pronounced the way she was saying it. Well, there was actually a twenty minute discussion on the topic in which one person said "they sound so close what's the difference?". This person later approached me and told me that she wanted to be called by her full name now, not her nickname?? Another woman sitting next to me joined in the conversation and said her daughter's name is mispronounced too. Well, would you believe that this same woman whose own daughter's name gets mispronounced, and who sat there while I talked about this for twenty minutes turned to me later on that night and mispronounced my daugter's name?
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