Say my name, say my name

Written on July 13, 2009 at 7:49 pm
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Occasionally, people at work will ask me how to (correctly!) pronounce my mom’s name. Only because different people will pronounce it differently, stressing either the first or last syllable. So today I got asked how to pronounce her name. And this is what happened:

D: Hey Michelle, what do you call your mom?
M: “Mom”…?
D: Well, I know that. But how do you pronounce her name?
M: [says mom’s name]
D: I knew it!
M: You’re kind of weird, you know that?
D: Damn it, just kind of?

And someone else asked me how to pronounce her name as well, but that conversation was a little less amusing, at least for the beginning. Work has been very slow lately. I’ve been testing new programs (which failed, by the way, overall as it crashed when I hit save in a specific table) and doing my regular old boring data entry work.

Oh, and then I was asked this:

A: So it is Me-chelle or Ma-chelle?

I polled my family. It’s a tie for the two (common) ways of pronouncing my name right now. So please tell me, do you pronounce the name ‘Michelle’ with ‘Me’ or ‘Ma’ for the first syllable?

10 Responses to “Say my name, say my name”

  1. Dez says:

    I do the Ma pronunciation.

  2. Angel says:

    I pronounce it Ma-Chelle. I think it’s a bit of my Southern upbringing though.

  3. Kimm says:

    I grew with a few “Macelle” and a few “Mechelle” and I’ve thought of you as a Macelle

  4. Aimee says:

    I’d go with me-chelle..

    but in my head its more like ‘mi’ instead of ‘me’ like with emphasis on the ‘i’ – how the I sounds in ‘it’.

  5. Trish says:

    Uhh…I pronounce it like, “Muh-shell”. Wait…maybe it’s the same as “ma”…I dunno. *says it outloud* Yeah, “ma/muh”. I’m a northerner, sue me. 😛

  6. Cody says:

    Muh-Shell or Mih-Shell. Me-Shell isn’t really common around here.

  7. Cody says:

    To clarify… since it would be weird for me to consistently pronounce it both ways…

    Mih-Shell is the “right” way for me… Muh-Shell is the sort of lazy pronunciation.

  8. Caity says:

    Mih-shell or muh-shell for me too.

  9. Andrea says:

    I’m of the muh-shell, mi-shell group. :)

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