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Vehl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 02:38 AM
Response to Reply #33
59. hmnn
Edited on Wed Feb-25-09 02:41 AM by Vehl
would i be incorrect in hazarding a guess that the vast majority of students who changed their names in your class were from east Asia?


while i was in college; i encountered this problem all the time. my real name; although not as hard to pronounce as some other names are,is still not easy to pronounce. and yes..there were many instances when my friends would draw a blank when introducing me to another. But i never took the easy way out and always gave my name as it is. and yes..it was hard for people to pronounce but it did serve as a benchmark for me to asses who really bothered to get it right. and those who did; albeit after many a trial and error were in my mind valued higher than those who did not try.


i always try to pronounce the name of people i meet; and i actually enjoy it. in fact; if possible i ask what their name means (in many countries names have quite a lot of meaning/history behind it). By learning names we are learning world history :)


if a person is not even confident enough to use his/her own name; then they have to do a reality check pronto, because its going/is taking to take a big toll on their self-confidence.


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