K - Kira

If you've been reading my blog for very long, or if you've typed my blog address or email address more than once or twice, you're probably wondering why I spelled my name wrong in the title.

But the title is not my name.

The title is the name of a character from the movie Xanadu with Olivia Newton John.

Xanadu came out in 1980.  It was kind of an odd movie, and it seems that not many people have heard of it.

But apparently my mom has.  And she watched it, within a couple years of when it was released, seeing as I was born in 1982.

For fear of having my name mispronounced, she added an extra "r."

But I still get called "K-eye-ra."  And Kierra.  And Kara.  And Karen.  LOL.  Last month at work, someone called me Erica, though I still haven't exactly figured out that one.

Most days, I'll answer to anything close to the real thing.  Other days, I just want to ask people to try a little harder.  That's why I try a little harder than others to say people's names right.  I mean, your name is a big part of your identity.

I'm forever spelling and pronouncing my name for people.  At least at work, I can just hand people my business card.  Sometimes it works.

Xanadu is available on Netflix instant.  If you're intrigued, check it out and let me know what you think.

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2 Responses to K - Kira

  1. We are much the same in the name department when it comes to pronunciation issues :) I've gotten Key-ara, K-eye-ara, Kah-ra, Ka-hara, Sahara (by a very confused Sunday School Teacher), Eliza (by a substitute teacher who saw my name as "House, Khara Eliza" in the grade book), Karen, Carole, Catherine, Katie, Kyria ... I think I could go on for ages! I've started saying, "Look ... I'll answer to anything with a C or K at the start. I might take S's." Or just going by "K".

    We'll be alright ... we know who we are. ;-)

    1. Often it is much easier to just answer if they get it sort of right. Most of the time, I don't even correct my customers at work unless they are regulars. LOL.

      To be clear, how do you pronounce your name? I want to be sure I'm saying it right when I read it.


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