The Day I Embraced My Complicated Last Name
Is it complicated, or are you just lazy?
I used to dread the first day of school.
The minute I heard “Sarah … uhh … Abe …,” I would shout “here” as soon as the pause came. Then the teacher would ask me how to pronounce it and everyone in the room would turn around. I would turn bright red, say my last name, “Aboulhosn” (pronounced…