My first name is Armond. I pronounce my name "R-mund" (accent on the first syllable). I have been using this name for almost 62 years and I have grown used to its faults and virtues. I definitely cannot be argued out of my pronunciation preference.
It often happens that new acquaintances upon hearing my name decide it should be pronounced "ar-MONDE" (accented heavily on the second syllable) which I suppose sounds somewhat French. Many seem to insist upon it even when I myself, my wife, or others make a point of pronouncing the name according to my preference in conversation.
I know there are many persons named Armond who pronounce their own name "are-MONDE," but as far as I'm concerned that's their business. I want what I want, and I want it now. I am looking for a few suggestions on how I can inform my new acquaintances in a polite fashion that they must obey my wishes. I suggest that there are broader applications for such techniques beyond addressing my obvious vanity.
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s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
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Armond Perretta filted:
I know there are many persons named Armond who pronounce their own name "are-MONDE," but as far as I'm concerned ... they must obey my wishes. I suggest that there are broader applications for such techniques beyond addressing my obvious vanity.

Mispronounce their names...address "Steve" with a short E, call "Brian" Brain, put the accent on the second syllable in "Dennis", add an extra O to "Bob"..

If that doesn't work, and it won't for everyone, just start making up wrong names for them...call "David" George, and "Kevin" Betty..r
Armond Perretta filted:

I know there are many persons named Armond who pronounce ... broader applications for such techniques beyond addressing my obvious vanity.

Mispronounce their names...address "Steve" with a short E, call "Brian" Brain, put the accent on the second syllable in "Dennis", ... doesn't work, and it won't for everyone, just start making up wrong names for them...call "David" George, and "Kevin" Betty..r

I was aiming for "polite" but if there's no way to reach my objective, I'll give it a try.

Good luck and good sailing.
s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
http://kerrydeare.home.comcast.net /
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Armond Perretta filted:

I know there are many persons named Armond who pronounce ... broader applications for such techniques beyond addressing my obvious vanity.

Mispronounce their names...address "Steve" with a short E, call "Brian" Brain, put the accent on the second syllable in "Dennis", ... doesn't work, and it won't for everyone, just start making up wrong names for them...call "David" George, and "Kevin" Betty..r

I was aiming for "polite" but if there's no way to reach my objective, I'll give it a try.

Good luck and good sailing.
s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
http://kerrydeare.home.comcast.net /
Armond Perretta filted:

I know there are many persons named Armond who pronounce ... broader applications for such techniques beyond addressing my obvious vanity.

Mispronounce their names...address "Steve" with a short E, call "Brian" Brain, put the accent on the second syllable in "Dennis", ... doesn't work, and it won't for everyone, just start making up wrong names for them...call "David" George, and "Kevin" Betty..r

I was aiming for "polite" but if there's no way to reach my objective, I'll give it a try.

Good luck and good sailing.
s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
http://kerrydeare.home.comcast.net /
My first name is Armond. I pronounce my name "R-mund" (accent on the first syllable). I have been using this ... they must obey my wishes. I suggest that there are broader applications for such techniques beyond addressing my obvious vanity.

What happens when you simply demonstrate the way you want it: "It's AR-mund"? You might need to do this several times. That's called patience.
There aren't very many men's names that have multiple pronunciations. MAUR-ice and Mau-REESE is the only pair I can think of. Even if I'd been told once that a certain Maurice expected his name to be said one way, I might certainly forget and say it the other.

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My first name is Armond. I pronounce my name "R-mund" (accent on thefirst syllable). I have been using this name ... they must obey my wishes. I suggest that there are broader applications for such techniques beyond addressing my obvious vanity.

It's not difficult: when you hear someone say your name wrong, you just interject, in a normal speaking tone, the correct pronunciation.

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My first name is Armond. I pronounce my name "R-mund" ... broader applications for such techniques beyond addressing my obvious vanity.

What happens when you simply demonstrate the way you want it: "It's AR-mund"? You might need to do this several ... a certain Maurice expected his name to be said one way, I might certainly forget and say it the other.

I have had very little luck with some people in getting them to remember my real first name. It is "Alec", but many people, including my direct superiors, never seemed to catch on that it is not the same as "Alex". I tried to point this out to them more than once, but eventually I gave up. After all, they were bosses, and I could not expect them to be particularly attentive to detail.

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My first name is Armond. I pronounce my name "R-mund" ... point of pronouncing the name according to my preference ...

It's not difficult: when you hear someone say your name wrong, you just interject, in a normal speaking tone, the correct pronunciation.

I usually cannot bring myself to say something like "It's pronounced so-and-so" but I have tried what you suggest and it doesn't seem to get the point across. It's similar to what one encounters with certain people who do not listen closely when introduced to someone new, and then cannot remember his or her name. They make almost no effort to learn the new name, and must be reminded of it, usually more than once. In the example at hand, certain folks make almost no effort to learn the preferred (by the named, that is) pronunciation.

Good luck and good sailing.
s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
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