Conversation about my name

My name is Jarod, and it is pronounced like "Jared." Whether I speak this or write it, nobody gets it right the first time. This one guy took about five minutes to figure it out
  1. I say, "Hi, I'm Jarod."
    "Jerry," he responds.
  2. Nope, it's Jarod
    "Oh, Gerald?"
  3. Ja-ruhd
    Jarren?
  4. "Almost," I say, "but with a 'd' at the end"
    Oh, Jarrend.
  5. No, no, it's Jarod. Like the jeweler company.
  6. Oh, Jared.
    Yup.
  7. I used to like my name. What a headache.😅