i don't like my name, and i hated it even more before i got married because it sounded ridiculous with my maiden name. i used to hate saying my full name because people would always laugh and ask what my parents were thinking! now its just annoying because no one ever pronounces it right when they read it, and when i tell people my name they always get it wrong.
i pronounce my name claa-ra, as opposed to the way an american would say it (clair-a). i hate being called clair-a!
the names people most often use when they misunderstand are kara, tara, mara, fara, kylie (???!!!), lara. there are others but i can't remember!
in case you are wondering, my maiden name was bell. yep, that's right, clarabell the cow. clarabel the train off thomas the tank engine. clara bell the clown. my parents claim they had no idea. duhhhhhhhhh