I Can’t Win

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 (3:22 pm cdt)

This post originally appeared on Umm… He Said.

A friend of my son’s stayed overnight this past weekend, and he read the printout of My New Name [May 4]. When he got to the part about the initials, he said, “You should have kept Andrew for the middle name. I liked KAU.” (He pronounced it “cow.”)

I quickly replied, “Well, now it’s ka-JOO,” pronouncing the initials KJU as a word.

“Gesundheit!” was his response.

Just today, my wife, who did not hear this conversation, told me, “Ka-JOO—it sounds like a sneeze!”

Conclusion: I give up, since I can’t win. Ka-JOO it is.