This should be interesting, considering I can not vocalize to you right now about the frustration with the wide variety of pronunciations of my name.
The History: Some of you may find this helpful.
You may wonder "Why is her name spelled all weird?!"
Well friends, this is because Kahle is my Dad's Mom's Maiden Name.
What you will like even more is my middle name...Elswick.
Yep, Elswick. Nice name...if YOUR AN ANIMAL!
Im kidding, I like my name just fine.
So Elswick, yep that is my Mom's Mom's maiden name.
And can you believe that Atherton is MY maiden name?
That is some crazy stuff.
The Pronunciations: Bare with me
As you might imagine, I have heard every weird version of my name imginable.
And the worst part is when people that I have corrected on saying my name say it wrong time and time again! REH!
The Top 5 Mispronunciations that I have had:
1. Kale Like the Veggie
2. Kolie Like the Dog
3. Kaheiley Like the I dont know what
4. Kahhhle Like the Im gonna make sure I get
that "H" in there
5.@#&$*% Like the "What the heck is that?!"
I look at those and think--the people that do pronounce it that way--why would they say any of those? Who would name their kid after lassie?
This is really weird but it helps me to think of "KaYlee" when I tell people my name versus "Kahle" I feel that if I pronounce it the 'Kahle' way then I do not make myself clear.
Do you see my irritaion??
Since most have this "phobia" with pronouncing my name or like my friends who just don't want to call me Kahle here is a list of nicknames that I have been glad to call my own:
Kahlebug or Kbug
Wolly Worm (because my hair stood straight up when I was a baby)
Kahleboo or KahleOboo
Darlin or Calvin
K or Kate
Kahler or Kahlers
Kahler Tater or just Tater
Bunch n' Bunch ( I know they just keep getting weirder)
Gimp or Farquad or Popeye
REH or Llamer or Tootse
Wero or Werodie
Badu or Hidu or Skido
Coo Coo Nuts
Stacy 2 wheeler
Maharaja or Mutdy or Chops
Shami, Shamrican or Shamers
Yep, looking at that- it is a pretty sad list of nicknames, but I bet if you called me one I would respond to it.
I can not complain though, its classic...
If I did not accumulate all of these bizare nicknames, I would think that something is wrong with me!
If I forgot any that you think of...write it in the comments.