My name is Engi. Yes, that's E-N-G-I; no that's not how it's pronunced, it's EN-GEE, as in gee thanks. Sometimes when I'm introducing myself or getting introduced, I feel the need to start the conversation with that opener so I don't have to go through the painful trial of having people pronouncing my name wrong or spelling it wrong.
For the pronounciation part, people usually think that my name is Angie, or at least is pronunced in the same way, when it is NOT. There are some other people who say it IN-GEE, and some creative people, EN-JAY.
For the spelling, I have made a game of seeing in how many different (WRONG) ways people can spell my name: Angie, Angi, Anji, Anjie, Engie, Enji, Enjie, N.G. (believe it.)...eight so far!
Some days I'll find it entertaining that people find it that hard, and some days Ill get really frustrated because IT'S NOT THAT HARD.
My mother says that my name is a Turkish name that means 'pearl', but I have tried and tried to find it on Google Translate, and no luck at all for that meaning. I have found that in Icelandic, Engi translates as 'meadow'. When you look up my name, you don't find any definitions, or many (or any) people other than me. When I look up my first name on 'How Many Of Me', I get the result, 'one or less people in the US have the name Engi'. (I use the US, not because I am from there, but because of the huge scale of different people living there). When I look my first name up, I get a bunch of engineering websites, because it turns out 'engi' is short for engineering. It surprises me no one has ever made a joke out of that one.
My name is quite unique and I'm happy for that. At least people don't forget my name (usually) even if they do misspell and mispronounce it.T
To people who spell and pronounce my name right the first try: I love you instantly, thanks!