My Name is Samar, as in “Summer” the season!
Ever since I can remember my name has been a challenge for many “North Americans” to pronounce. So when they see SAMAR I immediately here my name butchered into Sam-Are or Sum- Are.
I cringe every time and then I put this big smile and say “It’s pronounced Summer as in the season!”
To change, or not to change: that is the question:
Now that I have moved to North America and undergoing all sorts of major life changes I am presented with a dilemma…..should I go ahead and change the spelling of my name? Spell it “SUMMER” or keep it as it is and lead the rest of my life correcting people? After all I am who I am no matter what my name is….right?
Making Life Memorable with my Middle Eastern Name