Sometimes, it’s fun to tell the same story behind your name again and again
It makes a great icebreaker for people you just met! And oftentimes, people remember you and your name just because it’s so unique. (The problem now is remembering theirs…)
Sometimes, you don’t know which name pronunciation is the right one anymore
When you hear your name being pronounced differently by your friends, your family, and acquaintances every single day, it actually starts to confuse you sometimes. Is it a long “e” or a short one? Is the stress at the first syllable, or the last? Oh god.
You make up a random name for the Starbucks barista
It’s a win-win situation: you’re giving the barista an easier time writing your name down while also saving yourself from the stress of seeing your name spelled wrong on the cup. (Grabe lang if they mess up even that generic, one-syllable fake name.)
You’ve mastered the NATO Phonetic Alphabet
Sometimes, it fills you with a sense of pride that you can spell out your name phonetically without stopping to think. That’s a legitimate skill!
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