Of all the things to wax cranky about, students who don't care about how you pronounce their names are, I fear, rather low on my list--somewhere below missing dry erase markers, non-functioning thermostats in winter, and rattling air conditioners. I've actually given up on getting people to pronounce my surname "correctly"; the adverb there is in quotation marks because there are two pronunciations for it, and my particular branch of the family uses the rarer one (of course). At this point, whichever pronunciation comes out is fine with me. My Super Correction Button only gets mashed when somebody sticks an "n" in the middle of it. Because there is no "n" there.