Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Say my name, Say my name....and other business

Well, if I were to get a dollar for every time I have been asked how to pronounce my name since I've started blogging...I'd be able to get Cowgirl's bedroom finished no problem!! I know I have tried to type it out phonetically for people, but it just looks weird. I mean, I know it already DOES look weird anyway...but hey - my mom's fault. Not mine.

So many inquiries have not received a suitable reply. I decided that ya'll needed to just HEAR someone say it. So, I enlisted the aid of my favorite Monkey, and here you have it:

Just in case you didn't catch it: hoz-meen

This name has been the curse of my life. I am not even kidding. The nicknames the boys came up with to tease me...I had one that followed me all the way through High School! It was given to me by a group of boys when a substitute in Middle School (don't even get me STARTED on the hell that was getting a new teacher for the first time, or having a substitute) slaughtered my name during role call. Then followed me to High School. I then had boys who didn't even go to Middle School with us start calling me that! And the final proof is in my yearbook from SENIOR year when someone who didn't even know how I GOT that nick name wrote it in my yearbook when he signed it. It wasn't a mean nick name - just making fun of the way the teacher pronounced it, and it stuck. Love you mom - and I know you love my name and are so proud of it - but I'm just saying like it is...from my perspective!

Now that that item of business is out of the way, here's a few more:

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I think that's everything for today...Don't forget Mod Podge Mania coming up January 30! Hope you all have a fabulous project planned to share!

19 comments:

jennykate77 said...

I already knew that. Cause I'm cool like that. :)

I loved hearing Monkey say it though. She's so cute!

Becca said...

That is totally not what I have been calling you!!!!!! ***Oh I am so embarrassed*** But honestly, what a beautiful name you have!!!!

And JennyKate totally didn't know that :0)~

~Becca

Ann said...

That is a beautiful name - totally not what I was calling you in my head - sooooooo sorry! I LOVE IT!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I grew up with a girl whose name was Xazmin....it was pronounced just like yours...she was Jewish. I loved though...hearing your precious daughter say it. Tooo Tooo cute!

kimert said...

Well, I definitely was saying it wrong in my head. I love hearing your little one say it. Precious! And I think you have a cool name!

Emmy said...

Yep I was saying it wrong too :). Thanks for the cute lesson

MiMi said...

She's adorable! And?? So it's not YAZMUN?? HAHAHAHAHA!!

Shawn said...

Well I wasn't even close but you should be thrilled to know I was pronouncing it like the actress from Bay Watch!

Love your little one!

Paula said...

I had no idea how to pronounce your name and I'm happy that when I now read it, I can say it to myself the correct way.

Sami said...

YAY!!! I'm SO excited that I knew something that not everyone knew! That's right, I'm cool!
Thanks for the shout out, friend! You rock!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Dangit. I've been saying your name wrong in my head for 2 years now. I was saying "Zazmin." I like your name better. ;)

FrouFrouBritches said...

I'm a dork! I've been saying it "YAZMIN". DURN! I apologize and promise to never mispronounce it again!!!

IndyGo Wylde said...

I knew! I knew!
Seriously though, Monkey is the second cutest four year old I know. She and my Bumblebee are going to be a force to be reckoned with in a few years.

Sarahie said...

I know, everyone is saying it, but that really is a beautiful name! And also, I was pronouncing it totally wrong, so thanks for the help! With a name like Sarah, I've never experienced a teacher--or anyone else--killing my name and I've always been a little jealous of unique names.

Impulsive Addict said...

Your little monkey is adorable! Jennykate told me how to say it the other day but I loved that you posted about it. I was totally butchering it all up.

Sorry about that.

I'm good now though.

Myya said...

You know even though we had a whole facebook chat about your name & how it came about, how to say it I STILL was saying it wrong. I am such a loser. I think your name is beautiful & I LOOVE the way it is spelled :)
Oh & Ohhhhh my goodness, could your little Monkey be any cuter??? Seriously though, how did she get that blonde hair?

Rachelle said...

I'll admit, I had no clue how to pronounce your name, but now I do!

Your daughter is just adorable!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

All this time I've been calling you Yasmine . . . I guess I just should've asked! ;) Thanks for clearing that up . . . in the most adorable way!

shortmama said...

I knew it already because I asked Tanielle how to pronounce it many moons ago!