I dont understand why people cannot respect other people names. If you dont know to pronounce it and you are saying it wrong, its a different thing. But atleast after the correction from the person, you ought to pronounce it in the right way.
My name is usually not pronounced right, even after multiple corrections. I just lose and let it be as it is. If somebody asks me what is the right way to pronounce it, I happily proudly tell them what it is. One good habit Americans have is ask the other person how the names are to be pronounced, as they dont want to offend us. I totally appreciate this effort.
My dad's name ends with Murthy.A few days back, one of my collegues came to my desk and this is what happened
Collegue (C): Arathi NarayanMurthy
Me : Its not Narayan Murthy, its ...Murthy
C:How does it matter
Me: It does, this is my dad's name and narayanmurthy is not my dad's name
I became so furious. How can you not respect some one's name?