You say “Naomi”, I say “Naomi”…
From Bloomberg Business Week Facebook Sees WhatsApp As Its Future, Antitrust Suit or Not
|Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp|
[Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp] likes to tell a slightly embarrassing story to illustrate how deeply private digital messaging has penetrated people’s lives. After the birth of his first daughter, Naomi, he discovered that he and his wife disagreed on how to pronounce her name, which they’d agreed on months earlier. Even today, he calls her “NAY-omi”; his wife, “NY-omi.” “It took us a good month to figure out how we’d made that mistake,” he recalls. “And the realization was, every conversation about what to call her had been typed.”
Shawn Hartsock has a similar story
My wife and I named a cat “meme”. She still pronounces it “mee-mee” while I call her “meem”… none of those conversations were spoken it turns out.