I have an easy spell and pronounce name, just not the most common, which actually makes it easy for people to remember me. I cant' reciprocate as well because I have a really hard time matching names and faces.
That said, one mom I met last year at my chidren's school for the longest time called me a different, but similar name. I even corrected her a few times.
I thought she had it right, finally.
This year, our sons are in class together and she is the homeroom mom. That means she has e-mails lists, contact numbers, all the info. My e-mail is my first name plus a few letters after.
She STILL calls me the WRONG name. And writes down the wrong name even when she is e-mailing just me.
I have given up.
btw--I am a teacher and it is always a fun game when we get our class list each year to figure out if "such-and-so" is a boy or girl.
I like the suggestion mentioned somewhere of hollering potential new baby names out the back door--because that is the name you will be hollering for the next 18 years, and you should like how it rolls/yells off the tongue!