Having Your Name Mispronounced Over And Over Takes A Toll

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Having Your Name Mispronounced Over And Over Takes A Toll

Ever give a nickname to the barista to write on your latte, because maybe people have a hard time pronouncing your name? Or have cringe-worthy memories of teachers just butchering your name in front of the entire class?

The Morning Shift talks with journalist Tasbeeh Herwees to discuss the lasting impact mispronouncing children’s names has on their perceptions of culture and identity.