Name change after going to a western country

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  1. sravugarimella

    sravugarimella New IL'ite

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    Hi Ladies

    I was just posting something else on the other forums and thought about this one.

    As most of you are aware when we come to another country like US, UK the natives here cant pronouce our names properly. Like my name is Sravanthi and I had to cut short it to Sri, so that its easy for people to call me. I miss my name and its like having two identities.

    My son who is 5 years old was saying to me yesterday that I have 4 names,
    1) Mummy
    2) Sravanthi
    3) Sri
    4) Ammalu (My husband calls me with this name)

    Just curious to know if you had to cut short your name, Looking forward to your experiences:2thumbsup:
     
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    Re: Name change

    hi Sravanthi

    mine also was mispronounce during my childhood and here in uk finally my first name is said correctly. its Huma for Humamahesvary.

    i have also different id

    Huma thali for my mum, mavvayalu mum's brothers

    soeur means sister for my brothers

    mum, maman or mumly for my children

    chinni for my cousins

    pilla or Humalu for my husband

    and finaly and not the least
    Huma for my friends
    :wave
     
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    Re: Name change

    Hi Huma,

    Nice to see ur names, So atlast its been pronounced here correctly. Just clarify is H silent in your name and pronounced as Uma or is it correct in calling you Huma.

    Anyway, so u r in Hounslow. We r moving down to bexley(Closer to Kent) by the end of this month to become a proper londoner..

    Hope to see more responses..

    Cheers

    Sravanthi
     
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    hi Sravanthi

    yeah, H is silent and pronounced as Uma.

    is Kent near to Hounslow?

    bye:wave
     
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    Hi Huma,

    Kent is towards south east of London and hounslow towards south west of london. Its a 1 hr drive.


    Cheers
    Sri
     
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    Re: Name change

    Hi all,
    Nice thread
    I was called deepa in my house.Bhargavi is used only officially.In my house,when some one utters Bhargavi it looks odd.But i liked both names.
    My college friends whos are close to me call me as Bhagee:tongue .
    Since in Indusladies
    Deepa,Bhargavi occurs already.I came up with my father's name along with my name which is the rule.But i am proud to put my father's name following my name.
    Any more interesting members join this thread please
     
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    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi,

    Nice thread. Here, in the airport they will pronounce my name like 'Sumti' and

    they will pronounce my husband's name as 'Sandar' instead of 'Sundar'.

    Generally all my relatives and friends call me 'Sumathi' only. Now a days my

    neighbours started calling me "Krishnaamma".
     

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