Have you ever had to constantly repeat your name over and over again just because it’s so unique and weird? I know I have. Its the story of my life. That’s precisely why meeting someone new is a nightmare for me. That person’s name would be extremely simple to remember. And my name on the other hand is constantly misheard, and mispronounced! It’s damn frustrating!!!
My name, by the way, drum roll please, is…
It’s pronounced as Rum – Shaa. Two syllables!! And yet people never seem to remember my name! People always tell me,”I’m sorry but could you please repeat your name once again, its just so difficult to remember it.”
My plight just doesn’t end there. I live in the vast subtropical country known as India where there are many variations of my name. A few examples of girls names are :- Reshma, Rashmi, Rimsha, Rumsha. I’ve been called all these names, much to my chagrin. Not only that I’ve once been called Ramesh, which in India is a boy’s name. Sigh.
A few years ago, there was this kid’s newspaper known as ‘Ya!’ Being a kid myself, I absolutely loved reading that paper. There would be a section in the paper where the kids would send in their art work which would be published along with his/her name and age. I did the same. I drew a girl wearing a beautiful pink and green ball gown. When I checked that week’s paper, my drawing had been published. I was extremely overjoyed until I saw the spelling error. They had printed my name as Rashma. It’s just two syllables! How difficult is that?!
Not only that, on a school trip a few years ago, my name on the flight ticket had been printed as Kamsha.
And further, I’ve recently joined an advertising school. It’s been over two months since I’ve enrolled there. A few days ago, one of my classmate, walked over to me and asked me a question and called me Rimsha. Dear readers, please do bear in mind that after two months, we all classmates know each other’s names. And he called me Rimsha!
All this being said, I absolutely love my name but I would love it if people remembered it more often.
Do you have a unique name? And do people constantly take it for granted and mispronounce it? Do comment and let’s all marvel at the uniqueness of our names.
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– Ramsha. 😀