(Closed) All kinds of New Name Shenannigans!

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I can think of first names that vary in pronounciation (ANdrea vs. anDREa, for example), but not last names off the top of my head.

The thing is, names are mutable. The correct way to pronounce it is the way you choose to pronounce it—it’s your name. So choose the pronounciation you want, and if people get it wrong, correct them. Others can choose different pronounciations for the same name, even in the same family. It’s all up to you. I’d go with the American way since that’s how your husband pronounces it and he’s the one you got it from.

Post # 4
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

You have definitely piqued my curiousity!  I would love to know the name!  Honestly, I don’t know how I would handle it, I hate hate HATE when people mispronounce my current last name!  ( I will be hypehnating my name with his after marrige)  I work with a guy that has a French last name and doesn’t care how it is pronounced, I pronounce it the French way, but most people in the office pronounce it the American way.  I guess you should just go with the way your husband pronounces it.

For some reason your post makes me jealous!  I’m sure your new last name is beautiful…mine will me Smith…

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