Vox Question of the Day: How have people mispronounced your name? How is it supposed to sound?
What a good question to answer as a Vox Question of the day answerer. My name is Julie Anne Black. It's pretty straight forward and doesn't often get pronounced incorrectly unless someone is trying way too hard or they speak speak English as a second language. Last month a clerk at the grocery store mispronounced my name after hearing another employee say it with a heavy accent.
My biggest problem is getting people to spell it correctly. It's 3 words, that confuses people (I get lots of Julian, Juliann, Julianne). It has lots of e's, that confuses people (When I do get them to put it in 2 words, 9 times out of 10 I get Julie Ann). But really it's not all that complex, so I am perplexed at times as to why all of the difficulty.
Originally posted on my Vox site. Full post moved here September 7, 2010 in anticipation of Vox's closing.