During orientation, we had a sort-of crash course in Spanish – they taught us how to hail a cab, order coffee, etc. At the start of the class, one of the instructors called the roll.
When he got to me, he pronounced my name – Charles – as any Spanish speaker would. Char – LES (as opposed to CHAR – uls).
It stuck and it might just be my favorite nickname. I’ve even got the head administrator calling me CharLES. I’m bringing it back to the States.