DM #709: Yes, I have Americanized it. No, you don’t gotta roll your Rs to say it. Gotta thank my girl @Fit_dr for this one 👊🏽.
So, I often get asked how I came up with the name The Movement Maestro, and the truth is it was a bit of a second choice 🤷🏽♂️. I had original branded myself as the Movement Mechanic 🔧, but then after some investigation 🕵🏽♀️ I discovered that some massage therapists out in Denver had already trademarked that name. As such, I went back to the drawing board, looking for another name that began with the letter M. Enter: Maestro 🤓.
Now, originally I struggled with it, very much understanding that folks would probably have a hard time spelling it (and apparently pronouncing it). But, I saw a quote from Uzo Adobo (Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black) about why she wouldn’t change her Nigerian name for acting, and it stuck with me. The story goes that when she was a kid she asked her mom if she could change her name so that it would be easier for the other kids to pronounce it. Without missing a beat, her mom said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky, and Michelangelo, and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.” So, Maestro stayed 🙌🏾.
It’s been about 3 years that I’ve had this moniker, and I must say that I love it more and more each day. Unfortunately, some folks do struggle to pronounce it how I like it to be pronounced, so I’m hoping this will help clear things up. My-Strow. Not My-Es-Trow. Not May-strow. If you got that latin tongue and can say it with some flavor 💃🏻, I won’t stop you. Otherwise, My-Strow will do just fine. Love you all. Even if you said it wrong. ❤️
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