I'm traveling for work next week to a customer office I've never been to. A guy named Stephen sent me this note about my arrival:

“Check in at reception and ask for Hrvoje or myself”.

I’ll probably be asking for Stephen. 😀

@paco I was curious. According to Google it's Croatian and is pronounced "Her-wo-yeah".

@og Yep. The problem is that, between English speakers, that name doesn’t survive the digital to analog conversion. I read the digital. I say the analog verbal sound that corresponds to that name. The analog sound goes into the ears of the receptionist, and they will fail to convert it back to digital by typing the right keys. In Croatia that might work. In Texas, not as likely. :)

@paco True. Happens to my name all the time. And it's not even Croatian.

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