So I thought, let’s kick this off by starting with an introduction of sorts, because my goal with this blog is to keep you all updated on what I’ve been up to, share some great stories, some fun facts, but I also want it to be a way to personalize the website even more! So here we go, back to the basics: how to pronounce my last name, Spampinato.
With that being said, I was not born a Spampinato. My maiden name is Cantow. Looks easy enough, right? Not always the case.
There’s usually two ways this goes:
If you broke it into two words – “can” “tow”, well done, you got it right!
If not, most likely you pronounced it “can” “towel” without the “l” sound at the end.
Eventually you get used to correcting people on how to pronounce your last name, so when it came to marrying into the Spampinato family, I knew things would be no different. And I was ready!
Some cool Spampinato facts:
When it came time for my wedding and to officially become a Spampinato, my college roommates gave me a gift to help me (*cough *cough, them) remember how to pronounce my soon-to-be new last name. What was this gift you ask? It was a piñata and inside said piñata was a can of Spam along with a strip of photos of them taken in a photo booth. GET IT? ‘Spam’ ‘Piñata’. Obviously not spot on but hey, that’s pretty close! Still one of the most creative and thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received.
Anyhoo, let’s break this down further:
So, now that you’ve got that down, you can call me Claire. 🙂
April 14, 2020