What is in a Name?
So I am at the doctor’s office today for an exam to get an OK for my eye doctor to perform cataract surgery. While I am waiting for the doctor, half naked in the 60 degree examination room, I hear the nurse, whom I have never met, correct the doctor.
“Who is the next patient? Mr. Ha’gy?” (Pronounced Hay like what you feed horses Ge, Hay Ge)
“Oh no” says the nurse whom I have never met, “it’s Hag’y” (Hag as in sea Hag Ee, Hag ee.)
Now I know that neither pronunciation is particularly pretty, but the correct pronunciation is Ha’gee not Hag’ee, and I can’t believe anyone with a choice of how to pronounce their name would choose HAG over HAY. Somehow everyone who doesn’t know, wants to pick the more ugly sounding pronunciation.
My doctor, who I have met many times, pronounces my name correctly…finally… and a nurse, whom I have never met, corrects him to the incorrect more ugly sounding pronunciation!
If you get the feeling that this is a pet peeve of mine. You would be correct.
With a major bug up my butt, I leaned my half naked body out the door and interrupted, “Excuse me, but you have the pronunciation incorrect. It is an old Swedish name; the correct pronunciation - H A G Y - is...Urnassole!
I have no idea why an appointment to get clearance for cataract surgery required a full rectal examination.