Having an unusual name, I often get asked about pronunciation by the facilitator ahead of time. As I’ve had 35 years of practise explaining my name to people, I now have a quick go-to when people ask: “Jessamy like Sesame, Gee like the letter”. This usually works a treat.
However, on more than one occasion, it has resulted in the facilitator proudly introducing me by saying: “today we’ll be joined by a Graphic Recorder, Sesame.” Oops.
(Sidenote: I had a boyfriend briefly in high school who’s Mum thought my name was ‘Jasmine’ - and he never corrected her. I’m pretty sure for the entirety of our 3 month teenage relationship she thought I was pronouncing my own name wrong).