My sister used to work at a “downtown” hospital. One mother said her daughter’s name was “Pay-jah-may”.
“How do you spell that?” my sister asked.
I was at a McDonalds in Baltimore many years ago, and the girl behind the counter had a name tag that read,
A teacher friend of my wife who taught at an inner-city middle school once had a girl student named “Female” (pronounced “Feh-MOLL-ee”. This teacher asked the girl’s mother how she came up with the name and the mother shrugged, “It wuz awready on the birf certificate.”