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Here Are Some Of The Worst Ways Different Latino Names Have Been Butchered By Other People

Sometimes people mispronounce your name, which can be annoying and frustrating. But as long as they make the effort to pronounce your name right once you correct them, then it’s all good, right? Unfortunately, not everyone likes to make the effort.

Earlier this year, a reporter suggested that Camila Cabello should get rid of her last name because it was too “difficult to pronounce.”


After this video was published onto E! News’ Snapchat Segment, the reporter received negative feedback on the internet.

And unfortunately, it’s not only Camila Cabello’s name people are refusing to pronounce correctly.

CREDIT: CRISTINA SANTIAGO / FACEBOOK, ALONDRA PATTY SAMSON / FACEBOOK

They really took it upon themselves to change her name from Alondra to “Patty.” -_-

Some people’s names get treated as a joke.

CREDIT: MARIELIZA VELEZ LOVE / FACEBOOK, DIANA MARTINEZ FLAGG / FACEBOOK

Soooo funny 🙄


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And others don’t get called by their name at all.

CREDIT: GIOVANNA E-MURILLO / FACEBOOK

Looks like this employee at Starbucks *really* couldn’t make the effort. Like even a little.

It happens at work…

CREDIT: JAVIER TOSTADO JR. / FACEBOOK, YESENIA GUZMAN / FACEBOOK
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…and it happens at school. 😑

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For some, having their name butchered gets so frustrating to the point that they decide to change their name.

CREDIT: GRACE ALVAREZ / FACEBOOK

This sucks.

But the solution shouldn’t have to be changing your name, but rather owning it, embracing it, and finding power in it.


Just as ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star, Uzo Aduba, puts it: “Do not ever erase those identifiers that are held in you, whether it’s your gap, whether it’s your name, whether it’s your food. It is yours and it was given to you at birth and it is yours to own.”

You couldn’t have said it better, Uzoamaka! 👏🏾


READ: Your Latino Name Could Be Working Against You When Trying To Buy Or Rent A Home


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