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Sergey pronunciation

Serg_KimSerg_Kim Posts: 13 ✭✭
Hi all!

My name is Sergey. It is a Russian name. You can see how it is pronounced here pronouncenames.com (I'm not allowed to post links, so you have to search on the website by yourself). Pronunciation: Sehr-gay
At the moment I frequently communicate with English speakers and sometimes it seems to me they do not feel comfortable calling me by name.
I don't know why, might be it sound weird in English or kind of unnatural, or whatever...
It might be that I'm wrong. I'm just thinking that might be I should try offering them to call me Serge or Serj on a Franch manner.
What do you think?

Cheers, Sergey\Serj :)


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    @Serg_Kim I don't know what their problem is with the pronunciation of your name, which is not a particularly unusual Russian name. Maybe they don't like the 'gay' at the end of your name (if they are homophobic). You don't say what nationality they are. It's odd though, as Sergey is not an unusual name. I wouldn't change my name if it was me, but if it makes you feel more comfortable, Serge might be an alternative.
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