Dhenyss said:My last name has proven to be difficult to pronounce for most Canadians. Will this be a problem in the Forces, considering that most occasions and forms of address incorporate the surname and not the proper name? Is there a work-around to the problem?
...I can understand the lack of specificity of what you have shown in the forum so far...
Your name will be hacked and slashed verbally until you will respond to anything resembling the first or last syllable. If you think "most" Canadians will have a problem pronouncing it, imagine what the French guy from Chicoutimi or a Newfie from the 'Bay will do to it.
Short of legally changing your name, which is ridiculous, get used to something like your first letter and the number of letters in your name. Like M12.