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Fed up of people mishearing!

(16 Posts)
cupofteatime Mon 30-Jan-17 18:26:01

Just a rant really.

I called my 11 week old DD Macy. Every single time someone has asked me her name when I'm out and about EVERYONE repeats it back as Maysie. It is driving me insane. I try and say it very clearly to accentuate that it's a C not an S. My DH's parents (who haven't met DD yet) sent a Christmas present with the name Maysie on it. I have seriously contemplated changing her name. I spent ages deliberating over names and didn't want something boring now something too out there. I really didn't consider that people would constantly get it wrong sad

Zippidydoodah Mon 30-Jan-17 18:29:09

Macy is a lovely name! Nicer than Maisie imo. Congratulations, stick to your choice and make sure you firmly (politely! 😉) correct people until it sticks!

Ilovecaindingle Mon 30-Jan-17 18:29:24

Personalised pram toy?

picklemepopcorn Mon 30-Jan-17 18:32:34

Try saying it May C for a while. That may help.

cupofteatime Mon 30-Jan-17 18:36:35

Thanks Zippy! I think it's much nicer than Maisie too! I feel bad that I've saddled her for the rest of her life with people mistaking her name for something else. DH is adamant we aren't changing it and to be honest I don't want to either.

Yes Personalised pram toy might be the way forward thank you!

cupofteatime Mon 30-Jan-17 18:37:39

Good idea pickle. That does make it sound better. I'll try that next time and see what happens!

Imfinehowareyou Mon 30-Jan-17 18:41:18

Don't change it. I knew a lovely Macy so this name always makes me smile. Just grit your teeth and repeat "it's MACY". Or you could say in response to 'what's her name?' with, "Macy, like Macy Gray."

picklemepopcorn Mon 30-Jan-17 18:42:19

I misheard Daphne as Stephanie over the phone. It won't take long for people to get it.

NiktheGreek Mon 30-Jan-17 18:44:39

Don't change it. My niece is called Macy and never been a problem. People will soon get used to it.

KlingybunFistelvase Mon 30-Jan-17 19:03:37

"Macy, like Macy Gray" as pp suggested would work. I bloody love Macy Gray too. It's a lovely name! smile

GreatScot8 Mon 30-Jan-17 19:29:58

Macy is lovely. Much nicer than Maisie (where Maisy Mouse is the only thing that comes to mind).

Yep, tell people she's Macy, like Macy Gray. smile

Isadora2007 Mon 30-Jan-17 19:31:53

Just say rhymes with racy... maybe it's an accent thing as the two names sound very different in my Scottish accent... do a fake scots accent when introducing her!?!

SirNiallDementia Mon 30-Jan-17 19:43:31

Don't change her name, it's lovely and people will get used to it.

There's a Macy in my school and noone ever calls her Maisy !

ineedamoreadultieradult Mon 30-Jan-17 19:47:50

I would agree with practicing saying May C and see if people start to hear it correctly sometimes when you speak things sound different to other people than how you hear them in your head.

cupofteatime Mon 30-Jan-17 20:42:33

Ah thanks everyone! I will definitely try saying it May C from now on and use the Macy Gray reference!

BingThing Tue 31-Jan-17 23:11:57

Dont change it! My ds2 is called Flynn and I always get Glynn repeated back to me!! But now i say as in Errol flynn or flynn rider dependant on age of person and that seems to sort it. If you love the name ypu just have to be firm as everyone has said!! X

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