anyone know the songs in the background
I dont think you even need to compromise. A teacher tried to simplify my easy, two syllable African American name to a one syllable ridiculous nickname. I said no, back then because the name was so strange I wouldn't remember to respond to it, but now I think, "That dude had a college degree. He cant learn a name? Get out of here." Why should I have to learn a new nickname for him to feel comfortable?