I remember how big my partner’s smile was as we were getting our passports stamped in Croatia. The customs official pronounced his last name “Bojanich” (j is silent) correctly the first time.
He happily has corrected people all his life (including a judge when he was younger against my advice in the form of a kick!!) and will continue to do so. His parents however changed their last name for their business to “Boyanich” to help with translation from Yugoslavian to English.
Each to their own.
Love how you have shone the light on to the reasons why people may get a name wrong and how ultimately it is our choice how we view it.
Thanks for being you.