How many Smith's and Lee's are there? My surname is Spanish but looks like a perfectly good English word, and people pronouce it that way. I will correct them it if makes sense, and it's a little accent thing about where the syllable breaks are.
But this county guy in NJ is named "Laughlin" but it's pronouced "LOCK-Lin." Apparently it was significant because the AP people writing about some alleged crime in NJ included the phonetic spelling in the wire.
Oh, when I was looking up Rosey's homeland, she's part Rhodesian ridgeback, the hard copy atlas showed me Zimbabwe but it's phonetic spelling was \rō-dē-zh(ē-)ə\. I laughed and laughed; they edit and proof like I do, poorly.