I love the band Sleep, so I listened to them for like a whole day and got tired. So Sleep Coma.
I named my daughter Emerie... with the intent of it being pronounced Em-Marie, or at the very least Em-er-y. Now, I hear people say "Em-rie" and cringe. I hope she grows up with as positive of an attitude towards mispronunciation as you did, and also settles for a guy who adopts my versionJerami
Well, it's obviously my name. But the reason I chose to spell it this way, as opposed to the way it's spelled in real life, is because that's how I've been spelling it for 20+ years. I've been using that spelling, even though it's legally Jeremy, because it's more phonetic. Or, at least, it's less likely to be mispronounced. You see, one of the most beautiful sounds to any person's ear is the sound of their own name, pronounced correctly. One of the most unappealing is the sound of their own name being mispronounced. I grew up in the state of Maine which, as beautiful as it may be, is no sanctuary for those of us who have been blessed with more than a second syllable in our names.
So, after years of being called Germany in primary school, I moved on to high school. There they began calling me Germy. This was better but was inappropriate when I got a job as a server at a restaurant. Nobody wants their food delivered by somebody who's Germy. lol. I proceeded to shorten it to Jer(pronounced J-air). This was visibly, if not admittedly, appreciated by friends, acquaintances and even family who could not seem say, "Jeremy." My happiness was cut short when I found that the ease and simplicity at which my new nickname was adopted and parrotted back was only the case when heard, and not read. That's when they started calling me, "Jrrrrr." Like Tony the Tiger after oral surgery.
I then went through an eclectic phase and tried Jayre(also pronounced J-air, I guess), which read as Jay-Ree or sometimes just plain old Jerry. At this point, Jerry was close enough that it made me smile. I can be stubborn at times and I figured, "These people(locals) have been mispronouncing my name for 20 years. I just want someone to get it right! If they can't get a normal name, like Jeremy, right, I'm going to make it annoying for them as well!" So, I left it as Jayre and let most people stumble over it for 5 minutes before saying, "close enough," without taking the time to correct them, as if they could never understand anyway. lol.
I eventually settled on Jerami. Lots of guys at the time(the 90's) mentioned that names that end in "i" were "girl names." I said, "you're probably right," and settled more firmly into my new spelling. My mother makes it a point of saying Je-RAAAH-mi now, not remembering or grasping the fact that, regardless of spelling, she's said it wrong for as long as I have memory.
Funny Side Note: Until the age of 25, only 3 women/girls had ever pronounced my name correctly. I fell in love with, and dated for multiple YEARS each, all 3 of them. I was engaged to 2.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose..."
When @<Gucci> calls, you answer (even if its a couple days later ). Here you go. I remembered I had contributed to this thread before[En] Chuchotant (shoo-show-tuh) means whispering in French. Ever since first taking French back in 1991, I've loved the word. (2nd favorite word is also French word: zezayer (zeh-zeh-yay) which means to lisp (which I have)).
I am a scorpio and one of the symbols of scorpios is the phoenix. I think I was just searching for phoenix and my avatar image came up. I liked it and it reminded me of a phoenix in an abstract way.