i love love love it. I have the same feeling about my name, Lisette. People ask to call me Liz or Lisa, and I just say no. Because if your tongue can’t enjoy the sound and shape of my name, then you don’t deserve to say it.
Tell me you’ve seen that quote around!
“Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.” - Warsan Shire.
That is one of the most beautiful perspectives on names I’ve ever heard. I’ve sort of gotten used to mispronounciations and stopped correcting people, but your point, and this quote, push me to change that! You’ve got a beautiful name, though- people shouldn't simplify like that for convenience. Lisette just fits you. It’s gorgeous.