You would think that what I learned today, I would have figured out by now, but alas, I had not. Having a communications background, I pride myself on being accurate in everything I produce, especially in writing people’s names. Today, however, I learned how to pronounce the last name of a coworker with whom I have been colleagues with for more than a year. This is also not a first, for you as well I am sure, to know someone and find out that you have been butchering their name the entire time you’ve been acquainted with them. So, here is my lesson of the day – just because you know how to spell it, does not mean you know how to sound it out; always ask. Make the folks around you happy – say their names correctly.