My last name is Sayre. No hyphen. No compound name.
It is pronounced “SAY-ur,” like someone who says.
I don’t mind being called just April Sayre. But on most of my books my middle name (Pulley) is written out so people recognize it that way. This also allows the Pulley side of my family to point to the books and say, “Hey, there’s our name!”
I’m not very fussy about all this name stuff. I’ll answer to most greetings other than “Hey, dude” and “Yo, August.”
I was born in April and that is why I am called April. My family has a month name tradition.
If I shower, May flowers do not necessarily grow. For those of you out of the folklore loop, there is a saying, “April showers bring May flowers.”