Hello. It's been an awkward pleasure to stumble into this community. I've always been a victim of people mispronouncing my name.
Firstly, my name is supposedly Fengjia. The correct pronounciation is as simple as "Feng - Jia". Okay, maybe I didn't explain properly but it's really just pronounced like that. My name spells the pronounciation.
Everyone mispronounces my name at the "gjia" part, and they start calling me "fing-jarrr". It's majestically annoying because I simply can't stand it. It's like trying to imitate an Irish accent and failing miserably. Irish accents are great. I was thoroughly pissed when teachers would mark the attendance and be like "Fing-jaar, is fing-jarrr here?" Although I knew that she WAS calling me, I contemplated replying. But I did in the end.
My name was shortened to make life easier for people. It's not much of a difference, but most of my friends know that my alternative name would be Fjia. Haha, another complication arises.
Fjia's really simple to pronounce. Just take away the letter "J" and you'll get Fia, which is, if you don't know, pronounced as "feee-yyahh". Most people would be going "fer-jar".
They won't stop torturing me. And no, I won't change my name to make things easier for the people. I TRIED TO!