Kindergarten and Up
Having just arrived from Korea with her family, Unhei is anxious about making friends and worried that no one will be able to pronounce her name. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to pick a new name.
When a large glass jar filled with names appears on her desk, Unhei happily discovers that her classmates want to help her.
I love that her classmates got together and started collecting names for her to use. Its nice to see children choosing kindness.
You cant take it personally when people mispronounce your name. Kids are just learning how to pronounce words and adults just dont listen. People are always mispronouncing my last name because its pronounced differently in the Philippines. In the Philippines, its pronounced Ad-laow-an. In America, most people pronounce it Ad-la-wan. Some people pronounce the L before the D and say Al-da-wan. Others only hear the A and make up the rest. My familys personal favorite last name mix up is Avalon.
When it comes to names, the more unique the better. As an Alex in a sea of Alexs, I know what Im talking about. But as you can see in the Baby Blues comic, even the most unique names are already taken.
One thing is for sure, if you have an odd sounding or odd spelled name, people are going to remember you.
This weeks Weird but True Fact about Odd Names
At least thirteen people in the United States are named Donut.