7. New teachers at school and roll call.
8. Because there will be a pause, and there will be an absolute massacre of your name.
9. You notice people will avoid saying your name when addressing you.
11. You’ve had to create your own unique mnemonic devices to make it easier for everyone else.
12. You’ve accepted that there are just some vowels folks can’t pronounce, and created an alternate pronunciation for your native name.
15. If you also have an “unofficial”/Westernized first name, having to give more than one name each time.
Especially for Customer Service. “What’s my name? Uh, well, the name I go by is Tanya but you should probably write down TIanyi.”
16. Filling out a job application and not knowing whether you should give your “official” or “unofficial” first name.
Like, your official name corresponds with all your legal info, but you want your potential employer to refer to you by your “other” name. When you can’t decide, you end up including the other in (parenthesis).
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