Yes my guy does that frequently. He pronounces it and spells it. It sometimes takes 2-3 run throughs for them to “get it!”
It is certainly not a typical Midwestern name. So people stumble and still get it wrong.
There was a comedian back in the 70’s who used to say” You can call me Ray or you can call me Jay or you can call me Johnny.... but you doesn’t have to call me Johnson!” My last name had various spellings also there was that!
Now when he makes a reservation he often just says Jim. It sure cuts down on the bs!
The Leftists have left us!