Hey, it’s me.
by Laurel Hechanova
Hi there! My name is Laurel Hechanova, and I'm a designer from Guam currently living in San Francisco. I will rarely correct you about this in person, but “Laurel,” in my case, is pronounced with the accent on the second syllable. It should end up rhyming with Superman's dad's name. (Points to Ravenclaw if you didn't have to google Superman's dad's name.) I’m half Filipino and half Chamorro, so I assume the pronunciation is Spanish in origin (cf. Spanish occupation) although I’ve never had this verified.