WIAN ::What’s In A Name::


I got frustrated one day when someone messed up my name more than once after I had told them to call me Lara, they said no, they wanted to call me by my full name, Omolara. I love my name and I love that you want to try to call me by my full name, but please respect my wishes if I’ve made it easy for you. And yes I know my name is not what you’re used to so start getting used to it. What’s Omolara got to do with Calamari or Oklahoma? Seriously not funny even If I laugh with you. If you have a traditional name, please use English to help us pronounce it in the comment section.

Mine is Omolara. O-Moh-Lah-Rah.

United States is known as a melting pot, of cultures, of languages, of ways of life and ultimately of a myriad of names as well. Different cultures have different ways of pronouncing their names and it’s very important to learn the basics of pronunciations. And also, before you start complementing people on how beautiful their name is, it is very important to at least know what it means. Unless your name is ‘Stone’ ‘Rock’ ‘Hill’. There are usually three scenarios Ive encountered when people pronounce my name. Which have you experienced?

Timbagbaojue really means ‘if I slap your face’

Scenario 1

A: What’s your name?

Timbagbaojue: Timbagbaojue

A: Wow, what a pretty name

Timbagbaojue: why thank you

A: what does it mean?

Timbagbaojue: If I slap your face?

A: Excuse me?

Timbagbaojue: If I slap your face?

A: well excuse me.

Scenario 2

B: What’s your name?

Timbagbaojue: Timbagbaojue

B: Wow, what a pretty name

Timbagbaojue: oh thank you

B: How do you say it again?

Timbagbaojue: Timbagbaojue

B: Tim

Timbagbaojue: Timbagbaojue

B: Timber?

Timbagbaojue: Timbagbaojue

B: Timberba…

Timbagbaojue: Timbagbaojue

B: I’ll just call you Timber?

So you gave birth to me right that you now want to call me anything you want?

Timbagbaojue slaps B.

Scenario 3

C: What’s your name?

Timbagbaojue: Timbagbaojue

C: Wow, what a pretty name

Timbagbaojue: thank you

C:  I don’t even know what it means, but let me not ask so I don’t get a

slap or a proverbial one.)

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