How have people mispronounced your name? How is it supposed to sound?
Submitted by Lorie.
My name is spelled Caroline, but as a child, I was known as Carolyn. I’m not sure why my parents chose one spelling and then used another pronunciation in practice… maybe because they knew it would confuse every single one of my grade school teachers, causing me immeasurable trauma when said teachers demanded to know what my name was – Caroline or Carolyn? Apparently “both” wasn’t the appropriate answer.
I kid, I kid. I do answer to both, but I think of myself as a ‘lyn, not a ‘line. I’ve considered having it legally changed so that the spelling reflects the pronunciation, but it honestly doesn’t bother me that much (at least, not as much as it bothered my grade school teachers).