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Someone Calls You By The Wrong Name, Do You..?
Posted 2/20/16 , edited 2/20/16
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My name is fairly common but for some reason, some people don't really bother to say it right. At that point, I just give up.
I'm always called a variation(s) of my name, so most of the time, I just accept my new name instead of correcting them LOL.
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17 / F / Always my room
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Posted 2/20/16
I normally correct them
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22 / F / Canada
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Posted 2/20/16
No one pronounces my name right >.< I kinda just give up after awhile...
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26 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 2/20/16
People always say my name wrong. I tend to do both.
Posted 2/20/16
Depends sometimes I let them carry on calling me that new name till someone else corrects them or I just correct them.
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21 / F / Shinhwa High
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Posted 2/20/16
I often get called by the wrong name, as my name has an uncommon pronunciation. I usually correct them but sometimes I don't bother.
Posted 2/20/16
I correct them usually.
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22 / M / U.S.A.
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Posted 2/20/16
Correct xp

If it's done intentionally to annoy me, I ignore.

If it's done intentionally or unintentionally (such as them calling me a harmless nickname), then I don't mind.

An example of the second scenario xD (If you've seen this anime)
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69 / M / Columbia, MO
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Posted 2/20/16 , edited 2/20/16
Let it go. Sometimes it's amusing on the next meet up with a group of friends account no one I know realizes who in heavens name this individual is talking about.

Several years ago when I drove a campus bus for a university over in SW Missouri I was 1 of 2 drivers out of a group of 50 who did not get a name tag once this institution insisted everyone have one and either wear it proudly or slide it in the name slot posted on the front destination sign compartment. Rather than break a stupid rule I complied by using any off-duty name tag (back at the driver's lounge where the buses were parked) when it was time for my shift. That worked well until everyone started keeping their name plates either on their person or in their log book (crap!). Luckily, when some one quit the company and moved on I was able to continue the charade (still waiting patiently for the company to make mine) as their "ghost" when plying the campus streets as a driver. Only a few riders caught on that I wasn't "who(m)ever" on the name tag; unfortunately, someone reported that fact and into the bus office I was sent to explain identity theft.

The company didn't terminate me account issue was not of my making (no name tag) so stiff-shirted, ruffled feathers over on campus were assuaged, mollified, whatever. In a way it worked to my advantage as I preferred night route (6pm-2am double shift) where most students were off the streets theoretically studying or getting drunk downtown and the anal-retentive teacher authority figure types were home (yea!). I still had to have a name tag though. Fine! Once again, I foraged around for off-duty drivers' badges not taken home to became my identity source but with a twist. I usually picked the badge of the company president's pet (needed to be fired but this guy was a special case in the eyes of the CEO) and on the reverse side where it was blank I would ink in using magic marker either the name "Easter Bunny" or "Santa Claus" depending upon the season. This was win-win. I was compliant with the rules and if anyone had a complaint well....the Easter Bunny did it.

I never did get a name tag out of that minimum wage paying outfit, boo hoo. No, I left voluntarily account shuttle bus cab seats too small for my frame and I was making more $$$ selling on ebay putting up with less shit.
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22 / M / Missouri
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Posted 2/20/16
Nah. I really don't care. I used to care, but it's too much effort.
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20 / M / In your heart baby.
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Posted 2/20/16
I don't see a point in correcting them as a name is only a tag for the shell of a body that we carry around in this meaningless existence we call life.


one time though a woman thought I was her daughter and started calling me lisa. I mean geez lady I know i'm fabulous but calm it down. There are no mammaries in this house i'm afraid ma'am


P.S. sometimes I like to introduce myself to different people with different names and then when I introduce them to my friends they get really confused. I might ,at this point, tell them I told them my real name in the first place just to further sew the seeds of doubt in their minds.
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29 / M / B.C, Canada
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Posted 2/20/16
I honestly can't even remember the last time anyone called me by my birth name. It's been various nicknames almost my entire life. I honestly kinda hate my actual name.
Posted 2/20/16
Normally correct them, but my care level for the mispronunciation of my name died a while ago.
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Posted 2/20/16
I just accept it. If they didn't bother to remember or figure out my name, then it's a waste of effort to correct them.
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I correct them.
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