I'm taking an online class for the second time in my college career. The first time I took an online class, already knew the professor that was teaches. This time around I do not.
And yes, I am typing this during my online class.
The trouble with an online class is that I have a hard name to pronounce. It's spelled G-e-n-n-a, and pronounced "Jenna." Most people say "Geena" and I can correct them. Some people do get it right the first time, but especially the first few weeks of classes I find myself repeating it over and over.
The thing is, I can't correct this professor because we're in a chat room. She has access to a microphone as the administrator for the class, but all the students just respond in the chat.
So basically, I have no way of correcting her when she says my name wrong.
I've always ragged on my mom for the constant struggle strangers have with my name (she chose strange spelling for 2/4 of her children). I do like my name, but I think it'd be easier if it was short for "Genevieve" or something people know how to pronounce.
I wonder how many blogs I read and see their authors' names that I pronounce wrong? At least you know mine now :)