Zed grumbles something to himself as he sits on a couch, running a hand through his hair and then tapping his foot on the ground nervously. Finally seeming to have his thoughts in order, he relaxes, just a little.
“Okay, so it’s pronounced Cid but my name is spelled Zed. Where I’m from, Zed is a nickname for Zombie. Lucky me, eh?” Zed doesn’t seem particularly amused by this, but he’s trying to hide it through a fake grin. “Trust me, the jokes never ended about that one in school, and now I actually am a zombie. Zed the Zombie? How does a guy seriously introduce himself like that?!” Zed takes a breath, centering himself and calming down much more effectively. There, now he has a sincere grin, and he's sitting still. He resumes the normally calm nature that fits him.
“Some people have a name spelled one way, and said another. I know there are probably others here with names I can’t even pronounce, so, how the heck do you introduce yourself so that people say your name right? Or at least, how do you do damage control with the people who get it wrong? Any tips from people with 'normal' names that would help them get names right?”