After being here for a little under a week, it has become apparent that my name is nonexistent in the UK – at least how I pronounce it. Tara (pronounced Tahra) is widely understood, but Tara (pronounced Terra) is not. I was ordering food from a food cart today and the friendly woman taking orders asked for my name. She started spelling it Terra, so I said, “I guess it’s Tara [Tahra] in the UK.” She crossed off the name she had started writing and spelled my name correctly. What’s a girl to do? Is it acceptable that while I’m in London, I go by Tara (pronounced Tahra)? Or should I stick to how my name was intended to be said said, Tara (pronounced Terra)?