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I’ve always thought of my last name as a mixed blessing.

Huwe.

Who-vee.

Unless you know it or have incredible luck, chances are you wouldn’t pronounce it the “right” way the first time you saw it. As I always say, it’s like a birth-given telemarketer detection service.

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The phone rings, and someone attempts to muddle through an introduction, but it’s easy to tell.

“Hello, I’m John from ACME Incorporated. Is this Miss… Hooey? Hovey? Hoo?”

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