Over the years with a name like Jocelyn, I have heard every pronunciation, nicknames and odd interpretations of my name.
Phonetically is goes like this
Jos - A- lynn or Jos Lynn , however you like to emphasize the syllables.
not JOZ a Lynn
or JAWS lin
or Josh a Lynn
or Jozze lynn
The Joz A Lynn particularly irritates my friends Terra and BBFF :)
Today a vendor called my Office and asked for me
Josie Pine, while it's not even CLOSE to my name. I'm taking it.
Josie Pine can not really be interpreted in any other way. Like Kim Smith, Jane Clark i.e.
Simple to the point and easy to pronounce.
So I am now henceforth known as Josie Pine...