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Everyone teases me because of my unique name. No one can pronounce my name.

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Everyone teases me because of my unique name. No one can pronounce my name. How do I deal with this situation as I'm starting to get fed up?

Teentalker , 13-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concern.

Having a unique name with a beautiful meaning can be a blessing, but it can also be utterly embarrassing when people are not able to pronounce your name correctly. I know how that feels, because I've gone through that phase as well! To top it all, the teasing doesn't make anything easier either. Remember, the intention of such a person typically is to just joke around, not hurt your feelings.

Here are some tips that could help you get through this situation:

  • Explain to your peers the meaning of your name and the rea.....

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