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Postby Pat » Mon Jul 25, 2005 04:46 pm

Catch-up wrote:People use nicknames for my name all the time. It's pretty rude if you haven't introduced yourself that way.
I grew up in Belfast, known generally as "Pat". When I moved to London, aged 12, inevitably I became "Paddy". It wasn't until I went to University I managed to escape that!

On CIX, my account name is patrick. I first "met" Terry on CIX, so when I met him at a signing, I introduced myself as "patrick from CIX". He still calls me Patrick and I haven't the guts to say anything about it...
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Postby NiDochartaigh » Mon Jul 25, 2005 05:11 pm

Since I left N.Ireland people usually just get my name wrong either
I'm introduced and once they get it in their heads they always spell it wrong, or
if they see it written down, they pronunce it wrong...

Its something I've been adjusting to for the last 8 years
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Postby Catch-up » Mon Jul 25, 2005 05:44 pm

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Catch-up wrote:People use nicknames for my name all the time. It's pretty rude if you haven't introduced yourself that way.
I grew up in Belfast, known generally as "Pat". When I moved to London, aged 12, inevitably I became "Paddy". It wasn't until I went to University I managed to escape that!

On CIX, my account name is patrick. I first "met" Terry on CIX, so when I met him at a signing, I introduced myself as "patrick from CIX". He still calls me Patrick and I haven't the guts to say anything about it...


"Paddy" must have driven you crazy. :lol: I probably wouldn't have the guts to correct him either. He'd probably be one of the very few people allowed to call me by a nickname.
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Postby Catch-up » Mon Jul 25, 2005 05:46 pm

NiDochartaigh wrote:Since I left N.Ireland people usually just get my name wrong either
I'm introduced and once they get it in their heads they always spell it wrong, or
if they see it written down, they pronunce it wrong...

Its something I've been adjusting to for the last 8 years


I understand your frustration. People are always spelling my name wrong.
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Postby Doc Brown » Mon Jul 25, 2005 05:56 pm

Martyn Ransom, nope never have that problem more than 10 times a day :lol:
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Postby Kiyomi » Mon Jul 25, 2005 06:24 pm

Most people who have never met me butcher the pronunciation of my name beyod recognition. Where do all the, R's, T's, S's come from? We will not even go into how peple who have just heard my name spell it.

It is Kiyomi, KEY-Oh-ME, just like Naomi, but with Key as the first syllable.

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Postby Darren » Mon Jul 25, 2005 06:25 pm

Split off from the stamp list threa in the stamp forum, where it had detoured somewhat ;)
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Postby NiDochartaigh » Mon Jul 25, 2005 06:29 pm

I've got cards written to Onya, Anye, Enya, Aonya, Ouna....
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Postby Catch-up » Mon Jul 25, 2005 06:34 pm

:lol: One of Derek's aunts keeps a box of mail with their last name spelled wrong in various ways. I'm not sure why, but it's kind of funny to look at. Being a Dutch name it is two seperate words (originally three if I understand correctly).
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Postby Darren » Mon Jul 25, 2005 07:15 pm

NiDochartaigh wrote:I've got cards written to Onya, Anye, Enya, Aonya, Ouna....


Not Anne? I'm surprised. I must admit I've always wondered how it's pronounced (properly). And how your forum name is also pronounced too.
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Postby Dragonlady » Mon Jul 25, 2005 07:21 pm

Kiyomi wrote:Most people who have never met me butcher the pronunciation of my name beyod recognition. Where do all the, R's, T's, S's come from? We will not even go into how peple who have just heard my name spell it.

It is Kiyomi, KEY-Oh-ME, just like Naomi, but with Key as the first syllable.

:wink:


Yay!! I've been saying it right after all :D
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Postby Dragonlady » Mon Jul 25, 2005 07:22 pm

I very rairly get my name spelt right. What hacks me off most is those people who send you an email, with your name spelt correctly in the address and then still manage to spell it wrong in the message.....

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Postby Kiyomi » Mon Jul 25, 2005 07:26 pm

Dragonlady wrote:
Kiyomi wrote:Most people who have never met me butcher the pronunciation of my name beyod recognition. Where do all the, R's, T's, S's come from? We will not even go into how peple who have just heard my name spell it.

It is Kiyomi, KEY-Oh-ME, just like Naomi, but with Key as the first syllable.

:wink:


Yay!! I've been saying it right after all :D

Dragon lady gets a Gold Star :D
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Postby Dragonlady » Mon Jul 25, 2005 07:29 pm

Kiyomi wrote:
Dragonlady wrote:
Kiyomi wrote:Most people who have never met me butcher the pronunciation of my name beyod recognition. Where do all the, R's, T's, S's come from? We will not even go into how peple who have just heard my name spell it.

It is Kiyomi, KEY-Oh-ME, just like Naomi, but with Key as the first syllable.

:wink:


Yay!! I've been saying it right after all :D

Dragon lady gets a Gold Star :D


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Postby dwjunkie » Mon Jul 25, 2005 07:29 pm

Angela isnt hard to mess up, neither is Angie or Anj (my preferred handle)
But since I'm now married to a "Biesecker" I am prepared for the misprounciations, etc. (plus the nicknames...bed sucker, bee sucker, etc :roll: )
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