Quoting Freya Dunlap:" SO's family STILL cant say my name right and we've been together 3 years. its Freya Frey-uh they all ... [snip!] ... FREE-ah i guess some names are just hard for some people i just dont respond if they say it wrong i LOVE the name you picked"
Your name has precedent too... it's not "made up" either. And names like "Trey" are not "Tree" LOL. I don't get it.
My name is Ceilidh HAHAHA (gaelic) and it gets butchered too. I am super understanding of this! I don't mind correcting people who are not familiar with it, but even my in laws can say it now!! I really, really feel like if they can understand "dh" is silent and ei can have an "ay" sound, why the hell can't the lesser Raylee be picked up? My own family has no excuse at all either. None.
People seeing the name for the first time -- gotcha! You're struggling. It's okay. I grew up saying my name over and over. I learned to speak up for myself. If she wants to go by Rosie later, fine. Or even only in certain circles to make it easier, okay. I've been there. My family has been through this smurf with me and I can't believe they are not putting effort into this!