I would really appreciate some input concerning my middle name, [name]Arianne[/name], which I plan to use when I go to college in a few months. But…I fear pronounciation problems. ): My family pronounces it “[name]Air[/name]-ee-anne” or “Airy-anne”, like [name]Mary[/name]-[name]Anne[/name] without the M. I know some people say Aw-ree-ahn, Airy-ahn, [name]Ah[/name]-ree-ah-nee, etc.
My only fear is that everyone will mistake it for “[name]Aryan[/name]”! D: This really worries me, because I don’t want people thinking that either myself or my parents were some crazy white-supremist [name]Neo[/name]-Nazis. I went by my mn in second grade, where it wasn’t a problem because the word “[name]Aryan[/name]” just wasn’t in our vocabulary. The only person to ever bring up the similarity in sounds was my (Mexican) cousin, who has mentioned it, like, twice…but then I hear that other people with this name have experienced the same issue… Argh, it just bugs me because the emphasis in the word “[name]Aryan[/name]” is in the first syllable, but my name is equally stressed: Airy-[name]Anne[/name]. [name]Arianne[/name].
Please help! I think my name is pretty in theory, but is it doomed in practice?