My name is Gena, pronounced "GEE-nuh." You know, like Geena Davis, only without the other "e." It's funny because some very sweet people that have known me since birth still call me "Jenna." I guess it's confusing because the typical spelling is "Gina," even though if you're going to phonetically spell it….well….you know my spelling is right…right? haha! Well, unless you argue that it should be pronounced "Jena," but anyway…
So, I have been called many variations of my name, and I just smile and nod. And now, it's more confusing than ever, since I attend a church of about 150 people, alongside Gina (pronounced the same way,) Gena (pronounced "Jenna,"), and Jeanne. But yet, people still call me the correct name, well, most of the time at least. I honestly wouldn't care if they called me something else, as I am used to it. It's just funny that people who were the first to learn my name still don't have it right! haha! Oh well, it doesn't bother me, and hey, at least they don't call me "Hey You," or "Gwendolyn," or a bad name or something…. ha!
Do people have a hard time pronouncing your name?
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