Yurkanin. It’s my married name. I’m not super crazy about it. I like Ruiz or Solano better. Sorry.
To me, it looks phonetic, say it, Yur-ka-nin, BUT you would not believe how people say it. So early on, I decided on a couple of ways to tell people how to say it.
- Its not my cannon it’s Your Cannon.
- It’s like saying “Fire Your cannon”
But for the kids, I say you can call me Mrs. Y, Why? Well because over the years, I’ve heard some really hilarious pronunciations and to avoid laughing out loud at a kid and spitting all over them, it’s okay, call me Mrs. Y.
One kinder boy, in complete seriousness, “Mrs. Urinal….” I about choked and had to turn away and chuckle. 18 years later and I’m still laughing.
Adults, “Mrs. Uranium”, Really? “Mrs. Yurkanian” Please don’t make it more complicated than it has to be. “Mrs. Youkanin.” Hello there’s an r in there.
I tease and say that if I had known I would have the tres hijos, I would have named them – Aim, Load and Fire. Now wouldn’t that have been cool?