It all started out so innocently this afternoon… or so I thought. There I was, reading my twitter feed conversing with @Dragonray and @Matticus when all of a sudden I was asked:
By the way @Cymre how the heck do I pronounce your name? Sim-eer? Chim-ear?
— Matt Low (@matticus) July 12, 2012
Now I admit it’s not an unusual question, in fact it’s a post I finally got around to writing a while ago, but as I was in the process of answering, I saw that I had a new interaction coming in on my feed. Once I answered the initial tweet, I saw what appeared to be an influx of answers or interpretations from other people.
There was a bit of creative cutting and pasting to get all the tweets in order but it was a pretty interesting few minutes. Apologies if I missed anyone.
So there you have it.
That’s the way my name is pronounced as well as the Welsh interpretation. You do learn something every day :)