How have people mispronounced your name? How is it supposed to sound?
Submitted by Lorie.
All the fracking time! I'm not going to post how to pronounce it here because I have shielded my identity. Suffice it to say, my last name is only two syllables, not three, and my home voicemail/answering machine message is "Hi, you've reached (my phone number). If you can properly pronounce my name, please feel free to leave a message, otherwise have a nice day." That's done in a really friendly tone, but it really cuts down on the people who shouldn't be leaving a message.