Kat... anyone whose name starts with Kat?
and after few years you react on whatever starts with "Kat".
Wouldn't it be better to teach them you are "Kate" or "Kasha"?
And react on that single name only?
I think this works both ways....
I'm not Polish, my name is Katrina. Most English people call me Kat/Kate or my full name. The Polish people I work with have decided I'm Kasha!
so I have two names, one for the English people and one for the Polish people.
when Polish people call me by my first name they miss the "a" off the end, so it become Kat-trin and not Ka - tri -na
I've been told by one of my polish friends to call someone Jerry, but I can manage Jurek quite well. There are a few Polish people who "westernize" their names, but honestly, they are not so totally difficult to say, if you listen carefully and try hard. Mirek, Darek, Tomek, Radek, easy peasy!!!. :)