WoW_Ladies: Girl Gamers of World of Warcraft

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catstar wrote in wow_ladies
Dear Guildies,

I've been with you for how long? Almost a year? So you know my toon's name pretty well, right?

My name is Sylphine. Sill-feen. As in, rhymes with "hill" and "e-peen".

Not Sly. Not Sly-feen. The "L" is not before the "Y".

Not Sill-fine.

Say it with me now: Sill. Feeeeeeeeen.

kthanx. :D

Your resident Warlock


TL;DR - I hate it when people fuck up my precious toon's name. Don't you? :( It's not that hard to say. I have enough people getting my RL name wrong; I don't need to go through it in-game too. x.x Sigh.

ETA: Oh, also, they've recently been hounding on my poor Felguard. His name is Ikzilmawl. I know it kinda seems like some Bliz dude just /faceroll'ed on a keyboard and kept the letters, but now they've dubbed my FG, "Unpronounceable". >.>; Poor guy. It's not his fault he has that name, lol.

my guild doesn't do it, because they can read, but random people will call me "Thel" for short. My name is TheLibrarian. Sure, it's not a "name" name, but it's MY name dangit!

I have a friend with a toon named TheWars, but it just looks like Thewars, so we call him thew-ars. :)

I personally don't care anymore. I spent an amusing raid of ZA being called Cruella (the name is Keirla). My friends started calling me Harold, since it was also not at all similar to my toon's name.

We have a guild mate who kept talking about running Mt. "Heegee." My husband and I were too nice to correct him, but one of his buddies one night finally goes "It's Hy-jal, you dumbass!" It was cute.

That said, one of my characters is named Pythia, as in "Pie-thia." For some reason, Pith-ia seems to be the preferred pronunciation with my guildies, despite me taking about half an hour one night to make the vent "So and so has joined the channel" pronounce it right. That said, I also have a Doratea, as in "Dora-tay-a," yet I was called "Dorothy" forever. But then, nicknames save me all aggravation, as I tend to just go by Py or Tea ("Tay-a"). Of course, it gets confusing when I'm on Doratea, and people refer to me as Py, since that's how they met me. Makes poor puggies and new members go "Uhm, who is Py?"

You probably got called Dorothy because another spelling of that name is Dorothea :)

Yeah, my main's name is "Shofie" and for some reason this guy in my guild calls me "Shoo-fee" which is like....buh? No, no, it's "Sho-fee", not "Shoe"! haha

Also, people who say "hearth" wrong really annoy me. D: It's not "heer-thhh" it's HARTH. I know that e is throwing you off guys, but really, it's not "hear"!

I watched this really funny machinima/wow-made movie on youtube the other day, and it was great until the narrator continuously called Shattrath "Shathara." o.O

People mispronounce my RL name badly enough, and then I had to go and choose a character name that's just as bad. -_-; I almost don't even hear it now when people say "Tee-chan" instead of "Tchann".

my name is meowmeowbutt

if they fuck that up, they have issues to work out

Ugh! It's amazing that you can still be getting it, what with them probably reading your name every day!

I don't usually get people messing my name up, but I really hate the stupid abbreviations. I get that you don't want to type out Superawesomehunterwarlockguy, but some names are short enough, abbreviation is not needed! My main's name is Isobel, and I keep getting "Iso." Come on! Three more letters! You can do iiiit!

Even stranger, when I played Final Fantasy XI, my character's name was Aerilyn, and my linkshell constantly called me Aeril. Seriously now.

It's nuts, because I've got raid leaders saying my name right. I even made the pronunciation for Vent when I get in. But a handful of guildies still get it wrong - even though they're in the same raid as the RLs who get it right. x.x

Yeah, my main is Cyrene (Sy-ree-nee) but *everyone* says Sy-reen, which I can understand. It annoyed me at first but I tend to just go with that pronunciation now too :-/

Heh, I have that problem constantly, although I guess it's my own fault. My main's name is "Rhoddary". The dd actually makes a 'th' sound (it's welsh I think) so it's pronnounced Roth-ah-ree. But who on earth but me would know that? So most people just say 'Rod' with the hard d, and usually it gets shortened to 'Roddy' or 'Rods' anyway.

one of the girl locks that's been in my guild forever corrected the new 'token-chick' officer mispronunciation of her name in vent during a raid.

I was cheering for her when she did it. ha.

My mains are Berenice and Thooghun. Both are, I think, pretty straightforward and phonetic. Though I did have one person think Berenice was pronounced "berry nice" (it took me forever to figure out who he was talking to) and Thooghun gets tripped over fairly often.

I kept it simple with my alts: my shaman is Milkkshake and my paladin is Endowed.

My main's name is Shizukera. Almost everyone I know calls me Shizu or Shiz (except my class leader, who calls me Kera, the rebel!), because it's kind of a weird name and I don't think I've ever met anyone who got it right the first time around. :P

Miriehl ... oh Miriehl. I can't wait to see what people do with that one.

My baby shaman's name is Kaantu, which leads to this: "Kaannot! Kaantu!" I'm just like, "...I see what you did there. Dorks."

My baby shaman's name is Kaantu, which leads to this: "Kaannot! Kaantu!"

Sorry, but I totally LOL'ed there. XD;;

hehe I know what you mean; although to be honest I can happily say that it doesn't really bother me.

It's amazing though how many people will transpose letters when they read something. For example my current main toon's name is Adyna (said adeena), but more than once i've heard people say it adnee-a)

Some names are hard to pronounce or don't know how they would be pronounced-- Sylphine, phonetically, would be "syl-fine" because of the long I.

Okay, I learn and move on. But the pronunciation of some people's names! Myrrh is not pronounced like the myrrh resin, but "meer." Of course nobody knows how to say it! It took me forever to figure out that people in Vent were talking about Myrrh at all.

Yeah see, I can understand that, but the way I look at it is: How is "Janine" pronounced? What about "Nadine"? "Marine"?

So I'm like, "Okay guys, it rhymes with ", and they're like, "Ohhh ok."

heh - my in-game names are usually pretty straightforward, but I always have to giggle when my bf's toon is referred to as 'me likey!' to his great dismay. He's tried to correct it, as he's sort of particular about his toon names, but it was roundly decided that it sounds much more amusing that way.

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Yeah, I kept calling it Sithilus and then Siphilus for the longest time. >_>

Some people mispronounce my Shammy's name... or rather, his shortform name. See, I had to be special and give him a Russian name, Dmitriy. I usually call him Dmi in chat, and 'mitri to myself, and the first time I got singled out over chat, I hear "Deeme".

Which, is fine, just completely not what I was hearing in my head. Dmi is D'mi to me, no Deeme.... buuuuuut I've since gotten used to it (also lazy because correcting people is too anal for small guild like ours, imo), and kinda like it. Don't really chat over Vent anywhere else, so no one has had the opportunity to screw up some of my other toons names....

My mains name gets mangled all the time. Then again, what can you expect from 'Ryannktsu'. My own damned fault for having a name with next to no vowels. D:

(For the curious, it's pronounced 'ree-on key-tsoo'. Should end up sounding semi-japanese)

All my y's in names end up sounding like long e's (see Ryann above), so my druid : Dydra, is always pronounced 'Die-druh' and I'm just like -.-; Supposed to be 'dee-druh'!

Oh well, at least you can't overly mangle 'Vathendis' or 'Desticus' when you say them. >_>

If I saw your name I frankly would run screaming in the other direction, because there's a Sylph-knee (Sylphne) on my server who is a raging, raging bitch.

That said, though, I put up with stuff to a point, but eventually I just get irritated. My main's name is Ksyusha (Kuh syoo shuh) which seems ridiculously easy to me, but everyone else says Kuh'sy or Kuh'syoo, which drives me insane. What bugs me most of all is when you give people a short form that's easy to say and they don't even take it - I've told everyone to call me Kyu and people still say Ksy or Ksyu!

My death knight's name is Dragomira. It is in her RSP to call her Mira. How many people still call her Drag or Drago? fffff. At least my paladin seems safe - it's almost impossible to fuck up Jocaste.

Some people have actually given me crap and whispered me to give my toons "easier" names. It's not my fault you're stupid, and at least I don't have accent marks in my names. If we were all Jennifer or Mary, the game would be damn boring.

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People always seem to shorten names using the first part of the name. :(

Hence everyone calling my hutner Jamethera Jam instead of Thera, which drives her stark raving mad.

I did train people to call Aedeminar Mina, though. XD Not sure how I pulled that off!

I'll take mispronunciation over being called a name completely different any day.

"Nass, I thought you were an engineer."

It's happened like 7475834856756 times already. But, I do feel the pronunciation pain; when I used to play Alliance, my druid's name was Jenascia, Jen-aw-shuh. Weirdest one I heard was "Jenasica."

My pally is Deida, day-e-dah. It's been shortened to "daydah" - even I do it now! - and since that sounds like the lazy(?) pronunciation of "data" my draenei pally has kind of become a Star Trek reference.

So I went and bought an orange tabby.

So I went and bought an orange tabby.

Hahaha! Nice. :D

i was trying to come up with a name for a new alt and i saw that Analise was available. An-a-leese. i thought it was pretty but i thought about it a while and realized why it was available.... it would, undoubtedly, be mispronounced ANAL-EASE :(

so, that name is still available on perenolde if you're interested :D

Ahaha--there's a human paladin on my server named Assabella, and I can never quite tell whether the player just thought the name was pretty and didn't realize that she'd be dealing with ass jokes forever and ever, or whether it was intentional all along. But every time I run into her in Stormwind, I just giggle and giggle like a 12-year-old.

My main is Qithara. Kee-thar-uh. (It's arabic, or so I was told)

I even have my sig on our guild forums set such that it provides the pronunciation and a tag line "I left out the 'U' on purpose, okay?" to not only help people remember how to say it, but also to stop telling me I spelled my own name wrong.

People still pronounced it as Quith-air-uh, Quit-hair-ay, Quit-thar-uh, and various other butchery.

Even worse, a few months back we had a mage named Kiteara join the guild. Some people had gotten in the habit of calling me "Qit" over vent, and now we had a "Kit" ... <_< Same sound. Joy. So for the first few raids, we were constantly getting confused, nevermind that Kit was male (despite being a female toon) with a very deep voice and I am most decidedly female RL and it shows on vent.

To make matters even worse beyond that... Kiteara is supposed to be pronounced Kit-tee-ar-uh, yet people were saying it as Kit-ear-uh and Kit-ahr-uh... so essentially, people that were pronouncing my name right, were now butchering Kit's and my name started morphing into something closer to Kit's and ... we've both just given up and now will both say "what?" when someone says "Hey Kit" over vent. =_=

Me and a couple of guildies were in vent one night and the two boys couldn't even pronounce their own character names. They were like, "I'm [mispronounce] -- WHATEVER. [Real name]. That's me." So, now we all go by our real names. LOL.

Though my main's name Alyee, usually tends to get shortened to Aly.

My human priest's name was originally Iaia. Eye-ay-uh. I got called "I priest" a lot.

Selenae, I got Selena, Selawnay, Selenate at least once .. It's Sell-uh-nay.

Thaleia, amazingly enough, most people pronounced correctly. Nesaie, no one tries. Almost everyone refers to me as Ast or Astie, from my original main, Asteria.

My mother, however, has a mage named Samuraikai (she's a dork!). When she finally got on vent, she discovered that her guild referred to her as "Samu." Not Sam, or Kai, or anything .. Samu. I have never laughed so hard.

Iaia is really pretty! Personally I'd be tempted to call you ee-YA ee-YA after the old Lovecraftian Cthulhu chant ;)



I've been called: ZYE-on (like Zion), zee-ANNE, zee-ON, zee-YAN-ya, ZEE-in, ZYE-in, zanny (wut)

I tell people to just call me "Z".

On the 3.0 PTR I summoned a felguard for the first time, so it got the new 3.0 naming conventions: Zyrilzikeel. I was really disappointed that on live I got a different name, Rivinshokin. Still good, but come on...Zyanyaotl and Zyrilzikeel would've been the best combo ever ;__;

My priest is named Kivuli, usually people say the whole name or shorten it to Kiv. It only bothers me when now and then someone calls him Kee-voo.


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