Ever since I was little people have had trouble pronouncing and spelling my name. It's difficult, I know, for people who are not familiar with Spanish. It does require some rolling of an r, not much.
Mary, Marie, Mardee...and that's just the beginning. I have heard and seen them all.
I stopped at the Starbuck's on the way home from Meetup today and had Mardi written on the cup. As in Mardi Gras. Hehe.
I usually get Maudie, since that is what my name sounds like. Mardi was a first.
There are some Mexican restaurants here in Austin named Maudie's, actually. I have always wondered if it was really named after a Mari but spelled in a way that would get pronounced correctly. Hmm? You think?