i wrote to a bunch of news organizations, saying that "boehner" is not pronounced as "bayner" because there is no "a" sound in an o and and e. someone writes back, referring me to john boehner's website to find out "how HE pronounces his name":

John Boehner (bay-ner) serves as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

so i wrote back:

for how HE pronounces his name? if ownership trumps everything, i am going to pronounce my name as "donald trump" - or at least "daniel tosh" - maybe i'll start making some real money. at least we've all got the same initials.

there is no a sound in an O or an E. please refer to me as donald trump in any future mailings.