Thursday, October 22, 2009

The name game....

I'm not saying I hate my name. That is not what this post is about. That being said...I hate my name. OK so not my name so much as people's lack to say it right. Let me clear this up for ya people....I AM NOT DANA HOWARD! It drives me crazy. I know I should just let it go, but....I can't! I have been Dana, Dee-anna, De-ann, and many, many, more.I know what you are thinking it could be worse right. Yeeah thanks. Haa, haa.

So knowing this about myself, why oh why did I name my daughter Eliza. Oh that poor girl. I guess being Mormon I never really thought of it as a odd name. Kind of old, yes, pioneery, yeah OK I get that, but hard to pronounce, not really. You may be thinking the same thing.
Well Eliza informed me the other day that since the first day of school the band teacher has called her E-lisa. She has corrected him several times, but he just can't get it.( He doesn't even try her last name.) So all I can say is," sorry kid."

Some of my fav songs are name songs. For example:
~Oh Sherry ( I l-o-v-ed this song growing up! I still do!)
~Mandy (classic Manilow, and I like Mandi too.=)
~Sweet Caroline (I mean Caroline is a really pretty name.)
~Annie's song (Nathan used to sing this all the time when we were dating. Annie, lovely name.)
~Jessie's Girl (I heart Rick Springfield. Really. I have the button to prove it. It is on my acid washed denim jacket.=)
~I almost forgot my fav. ROXANNE (this one can back fire though. Just ask Roxanne Miller. The poor women has to hear me sing it at her ALL the time. I am ashamed to say.)

There's more but I will spare you. All these choices and I picked Eliza. Oh well I guess she will just have to be E-lisa Howard with her Mom...Dana.sigh.


Mandi said...

ROFTL. I hate to tell you this, but you're pronouncing it all wrong! It's Dana Harwood! Hello??
;) ;)

dena4kids said...

LOL! I forgot that one!

ashley said...

we thought that Erin would be a simple name. alas, no. poor girl has been called Erwin for years now. So many times in fact that it is now a nickname.

Heidi said...

That is is Eliza hard?!?! or Erin? there are some "special" people out there.

WhettenWild said...

I SO know what you mean with people mispronoucing your name. A couple of weeks ago at Little Caesars they called me Man-quell. Huh? I've also been called Montigue. Poor Conal....his name always gets mispronounced!

big8smiley said...

Crud! Did I ever do that? Hi . . . this is my roommate, Danie. Or, um, Denae? At least once people know how to SAY your name they can spell it. NO ONE spells my name correctly. Come on PEOPLE!!!

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