I was impressed that for one of the few times someone got my name right on the first try. I was at the concierge desk in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo, and the concierge looked at my license and said “Hello Mr. Bra-THAY nice to see you!”. I was impressed, because I had never been there before and actually was staying up the road at the Cosmopolitan.
When someone has a tricky last name like mine, it’s so important to be polite and ask how its pronounced; better yet, if you are the owner of the last name, introduce yourself first.
In Norway, its pronounced “Brawta”, but when my grandfather came over they pronounced it this way instead.
So when you meet me for the first time, start with the word bra, combine in with a th like at the end of the word tooth, and add an ay (not aye but ay like in day)