Friday, October 4, 2013

Say My Name, Say My Name...

So a couple weeks ago, I received an email from a co-worker. It began, Hi Shannon... 
Say what? 
Since when did my name change to Shannon? I mean, dude, we've worked together for 13 years and you still don't know my name? (This error was later blamed on his "artificial intelligence keyboard" or the fact that he's an asshat)

Then a few days later, G and I were out celebrating our anniversary. The waiter asked our names so the DJ could congratulate us (awwww) and G tells him, and he says, well happy anniversary Gary and Jenny!

Ummmmmm.... jenny? as in Forrest Gump, "Run Forrest Run" Jenny?

At this point, i am drunkenly hysterically laughing. And cussing my parents off for giving me such a difficult name.

I mean, let's be real y'all. Shana. Ok, seeeeems simple enough?
But is it, "shay-na" or "shann-a" or "shaun-a" or "shann-on" or "sha-nay-nay"?
(yeah, i went there with the martin reference, you know you love it.)
Apparently without the much needed "Y", no one knows.

Moral of the story? Give your kids EASY names. Like Joe. Or Bob. Or Mary.

Oh yeah, and we won't even get into how I have a Jewish first name, Italian last name (both maiden and married) and I'm a F-Asian (F-Asian = Fake Asian = adopted by a white family and not raised asian).

So yeah I'm a walking freaking enigma.

On second thought, just call me Jenny from now on.

Happy Friday!


  1. Wow...I'm so sorry to hear this Jenny....hehe
    I had a coworker tell a kid my name (given, we use last names and mine isn't super easy which is why I go with Miss Z) and in the process, messes up my name and goes "whats your name again?" Uhhh...we've worked together 2 years now. What the heck? Annoying.
    Hope you have a good weekend Mary...Jenny...Sha nay-nay hahaha

  2. omg! how does that happen? Especially via email when your name is in the email address?!!! amazes me!

  3. Lol this is MY LIFE. Being a girl of color with a traditionally British first name and Italian last name I get all sorts of pronunciations and looks regarding my name xo