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?
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?