I must admit I am really not looking forward to introducing myself or my daughter (since I already know how the area's accent slaughters her name) in Pittsburgh. I don't even want to fathom the pronunciations, or misspellings or onslaught of questions that will arise when I open my mouth to say, "Hi, my name is Tirzah".
I have coworkers who email me and still spell my name wrong! I remember in the 7th grade when I lived with my grandparents in SC for a year, my science teacher didn't say my name correctly until the very last day of school.
I'm on a mission for nickname, so that in the second half of my life I can be known as ________. Come on people help me out here!