Pronunciation

I had to laugh today when I saw that someone landed on my page after searching “how to pronounce kirsten nelson”.

I assume it’s the “kirsten” part that they’re wondering about, and I’m also fairly sure that they’re wondering about the actress, not me. I have no idea whether she’s a “KER-sten”, from the German tradition, or a “KEER-sten”, from the Scandinavian.

But for the record, I’m a “KEER-sten”. It is definitely easier being “Miss Nelson” to all my students… now if I could only convince them that I’m a Ms and not a Miss!