This is how it should sound in your head

Ramesh

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So I realized that many people just make up how things should sound in their head, if they've never actually heard it before. So I thought I'd share how my name is pronounced.

You're probably pronouncing it as it look "ram - esh", with the "a" from Apple and "e" from desk.

It's actually "ruhmeesh" the "u" from rum and the "e" from street. The emphasis is on the second syllable.

Just an FYI. Thanks for reading.

-RuhMEESH
 

coasts

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thanks for clarifying. I figured it was like rah mesh, as in the cheer rah rah and mesh, like the screen material. Mine is easy. Its coasts as in the land near an ocean.
 

Bone

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I'm with ya as well. I was pronouncing it in my head all wrong.
Thanks!
 

themanofthedark

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my last name is annoying to hear butchered.

people say aleksanyan, as in eh-lEx-eyan.
that would be alekseyan.

the real pronunciation is Aleksanyan [alex-ah-nee-yAn]

good day.
 
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Hayesimus

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Hayes Paul du Plantis IV
Haze Pawl doouh Plawnshay the fourth. lol


i get DooPlantizz all the time. THAT'S not it! lol
 
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Hayesimus

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plawnshay- sh sh shay not say LOL. Don't ask me why...
 

themanofthedark

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sounds French.

is it?

and what are you doing here, Hayes?

I never asked you - what do you do?
 
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Hayesimus

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haha at kelley. And yep its French. And are you asking what I'm doing here in life or did you just want to know my occupation? LOL my family is French by way of new Orleans a few generations ago.
 

Luckykelleyk

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Haha well, my last name is Courtney. Yes my name is Kelley Courtney. So besides the fact that it is super irish, I am "The girl with the 2 first names" I either get, "Do you know that you have 2 first names?" (No, I have never heard that before) OR, people call me Courtney by accident, even if they should know better. Or the best one is when someone asks me for my last name and I say "Courtney" and they look at me like I am an idiot, and say "NO YOUR LAST NAME!"
Sigh! All that is changing in 6 weeks though!
 
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Hayesimus

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I get that too. "What's your first name?"
"Hayes."
looks at me like I'm mentally retarded.
 
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Starry

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Starr Lyn Walker
Starr Lyn Walker.. there ya have it...

or if your on the phone with me it comes out
Stah Leen WahKar LMAO

HUSH JACK!
 

psylichon

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thanks for the clarification. While we're at it, I am "SIH-lih-con"... Like the stuff computers are made if.

But call me Dave "SHOW now er". (Schonauer)
 
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Hayesimus

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kelley! You have a new avatar! Is that Hitch**** inspired?
 
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Hayesimus

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well I live this one!