WHAT PEOPLE HEAR WHEN I SAY MY NAME IS STEPHANIE
Whenever I introduce myself, no one seems to hear my actual name (@TT knows what I mean). Do I sound like the adults on Charlie Brown? Apparently, I do 😔 Here's what people hear 👂🏼:
- •Tiffany 😐Okay, okay. I get this one. It has the same amount of syllables and similar sounds. Plus, it ain't that bad being mistaken for an iconic jewelry brand 💎or an '80's pop princess 🎶
- •Bethany 😠I know this sounds similar to my name, but I get soooooo frustrated when people think this is what I'm saying. I took years of speech therapy when I was a kid because I couldn't say my "r"s or "s"s correctly. Was it all for naught? 😳 I usually respond by loudly saying, "IT'S STEPHANIE!!!" 😠
- •Jackie 😕What? I ordered a cup of coffee one time and the barista kept angrily shouting "Jackie!" while staring at me. How does Stephanie = Jackie? And yet, I sheepishly apologized to her when she handed me my drink.