My name is not Nan, Van, Sam, Ann, Pam, Lan, Tan, Ran, Jan,... It is XAN or Xanthia.
It is OK when I first meet someone, yeah, unusual name, mispronunciation is fine, and I correct them, and SPELL it for them, and they still get it wrong. I till then it is like ANN, with a "Z" sound at the beginning, or like Cynthia, but with a "Z" sound at the beginning...wanna know what I get called THEN...NANCY!!!
How on Gods green earth do you get NANCY from Xanthia??? Not sure but it happens at least once a week. It is even worse when I have been in e-mail communication with people and they then call me, have read my name in the e-mail about 100 times, and still get my name wrong! It is OK if they ask me how to pronounce it, not difficult, but to not even come close and call me Van or Nancy?
Can someone please explain how Xanthia = Nancy? they do not even have the same amount of syllables!!!