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« Reply #9: June 12, 2007, 06:14:14 am »

I have had exactly two people in my lifetime get it right the first time.  Much more often, people assume I don't know how to spell my name and change it. Roll Eyes
(I was in a bit of a hurry when I posted before; now I can finish my thoughts.)

I've got a much better track record than that for people getting it right the first time.  Just as well; it's plenty aggravating as it is.

I've had the odd, er, discussion with people who thought they had some insight on spelling or pronunciation greater than being born with the damn name and knowing its history!  Not often, though - OTOH, mine is actually quite straightforward and the only reason I can see why anyone has trouble with it is that they have some kind of internal preconceptions that cause them to want to add sounds (if they're looking at it written and trying to pronounce it) or letters (if they're hearing it and trying to write it down).  My dad usually doesn't even say it anymore, just starts spelling, because once people've heard it, the preconceptions kick in.

Baffling.  It's Egger, and pronounced exactly in accordance with the rules of the English language (though it's Swiss).  Now, what the heck is so hard about that?

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