When I was a kid, I read a book with a character named [name_f]Thalia[/name_f] in it, and I fell in love with the name – but I thought it was pronounced “THAY-lee-uh”. It was one of my all time favourite names for years and years, until in the past 5-ish years I realized the correct pronunciation is more like “TALL-ee-uh”, which I just don’t love. I still feel sad that “THAY-lee-uh” isn’t a naming option for my future daughter!
Anybody have any similar stories? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you just move on and forget about it, or did you try to create a new name that matched the pronunciation in your head? Alternatively, maybe you heard a name and loved the pronunciation, and then were taken aback when you learned how it was spelled?