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I think it is very important to ask students how to pronounce their names and try to remember.

Me: 16 year old high school junior, in the school district ~6 years.

I’ve always made an effort to pronounce a person’s name the way they want it pronounced, even before all the multi-culti became a big deal. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, These things make getting the pronunciation difficult.

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Instead of Con-tor-no they get Bon-tor-reen-ee-o. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting('cdo_alc_pr', pl_p.split(",")); What made me not mind these people was that they put the mispronunciation on themselves—their demeanor suggested the fault was with them, not me or my name. Neither of us wanted to do it, but the other Jessica was more stubborn than I was. His name is pronounced the Spanish way: ah-ree-EL, emphasis on the last syllable. 'min': 0, Arnold was “Mr Universe” at age 20 in 1967, he has been in the spot light for 51 years. But now that there is a famous actor (Liam Neeson) who shares my first name, when people ask me how I pronounce my name, I will either say “Correctly” (the snarky answer) or I will say “Just like the actor” and if people still don’t understand, I will say his name. During Commencement (Graduation) events of universities, colleges and seminaries in North America, names of graduating students are called out one by one as they walk up to the rostrum to receive their diplomas and that wonderful handshake from the President and from the Academic Dean of their respective institutions.

I found this year (my first year teaching) that aside from pronouncing names correctly, some of the students were amazed that I would spell their names correctly on passes – capitalization, punctuation and just plain spelling. cmpApi: 'iab', Regardless of the outcome, a genuine effort on your part will mean so much, and when the big day comes, they might even root for you to get it right. I think a lot of people are genuinely confused, but it really doesn’t seem that hard to remember.

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I always try persist to make sure I learn their names by gently asking them one on one to teach me ( so they don’t feel on the spot in front of peers). Kid in my class, Frederick C., had his name print out as Freder. Some respect the teacher and don’t correct me.

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{ bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, I had a French teacher named Dougherty and we said DOH-er-ty.

For example, I had a student who spelled his name “Dyane” but said that it was pronounced “Duane.”. Do I push through and move on? { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }},

I have found that many appreciate this kind of opening gambit: Excuse me, but I am not sure I will be able to pronounce your name correctly.

And you’re SO RIGHT about the special connection between people who use each other’s names correctly. In the diagram below, it displays some of the most common features of a mouth. I’m sure I’ve not only mispronounced my own students’ names, but I’ve probably also called them something that was not their preference—realizing in April that the kid I’ve been calling Stephan all year actually prefers to be called Jude. At some point in your life, someone probably taught you to hold the door open for the person coming in behind you.

It’s a real shame that people do not try harder to pronounce names the way they are meant to be pronounced. On Hear Names, short voice recordings made by native speakers from each name’s country of origin pronounce the name for you. By 2016, some of the names Scott Poblenz would have to practice ahead of time before the Commencement day will include Olatunde, and Birgen Mathew Kipchumba (from Kenya) and many more. It’s that simple.

are just more laid-back in general. googletag.pubads().disableInitialLoad(); I sometimes cannot hear or produce the pronunciation correctly, which is frustrating. And also puts accent differently. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, Get over yourselves! },{ { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, ga('require', 'displayfeatures'); If I see some name I don’t know how to pronounce (usually it’s a Vietnamese or Chinese name), I ask the student to model it for me and then I write down a transcription. The vice-principal and the librarian and the over-achieving social studies teacher are Mrs., but I’m Ms, most of the time, regardless of always signing Mrs. (and we’re all supposed to call each other Mr/Mrs/Ms LastName, to model for the students).

. It is because I have a name that is very close to a name they feel like they should know. For the /B/ sound, your lips are together and snap with a small puff of air coming out of your mouth.

I once had a teacher named Mr. Wasil.

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When the roll will be called up yonder, the names of those who have followed the Lord will be called and they will match on to enter into His glory. It was especially defeating when someone would insist I spelled my name wrong, which happens to this day.

var pbAdUnits = getPrebidSlots(curResolution); All my life I’ve accepted just about every mangling of KIOUS imaginable.

That has been my experience. Do they retreat for the rest of the day? A person’s name is important. After that, his coworkers made a point to learn his name though.

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I’m a white German girl who’s hippie parents gave her an unusual hawaiian name that no one can pronounce or spell. What BS, she even compares it to the fact that everyone learned Arnold Schwarzenegger and Renee Zellwegar’s names even though they too are hard to say. Teachers should model this process with their own names and take the extra time to show students how to pronounce them correctly. My oldest son’s name is Eetai. I was surprised to hear and see your suggested pronunciation of Dougherty. Much better than me making an idiot of myself and better for the student to hear the name pronounced correctly.


If you’re in a position to say lots of student names—in your classroom, over the P.A. For the graduation ceremony the announcer practiced a lot, of course, so all tricky family names including mine were pronounced correctly, and I felt happy It is not Lie-am and I am not named Lee-On.

At that point, I would make a note of their name phonetically, introduce myself, and shake their hand (because I’m old school and dorky like that).

The game stops. I was on jury service once, the old-fashioned judge just would not get the defence counsel’s African surname right, though it was quite phonetic. When I was in the 3rd grade my teacher kept mispronouncing my name. }); Some students even will walk out of the first class, and drop the course, because I am not what they might think I should be.

name: "pubCommonId", The mispronunciation if names during big occasions really bothers me.

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I just laugh and say “Kious” (like Pope Pius with a K).

My first day of 7th grade in South Texas the teacher mispronounced my first and last name with such a heavy Spanish accent I didn’t recognize it.

Can you teach me? {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, When you use the /R/ sound, your tip of the tongue does not go on the roof of your mouth. I can relate to that. But first, let’s examine the anatomy of the mouth. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, I often ask them how to spell it, because that helps me “see“ it. "authorizationTimeout": 10000 { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, They’d grimace, laugh, ask me how to say it, then try again. Wondered onto this blog after a Facebook friend posted your double space between sentences post.

And if you have the honor of announcing them on the day they receive their award, their diploma, the day that marks some big achievement, you have a unique opportunity to make it even more special, but you only have two seconds: Make it count.

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