Friday, 9 November 2012

Surprisingly embarrassed by a name

Naming our daughter 18 years ago, it never crossed my mind that she would go to university in Paris, or that that chance event would give me a chance to get to know the city so well.  This is my fourth (and longest) visit this year.

More than that I would never have realised that the French have terrible difficulty in pronouncing her name.

Further still, it has taken over a month for her to discover that the French word for deer mating (like the English word 'rut') sounds very similar to their attempts to pronounce 'Ruth'.

You can't blame her for considering using her middle name for the next three years.

Small note:  I'm not laughing at her, but 'sympatising' with her.

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