I get that my name is hard to pronounce for non-Dutch speakers. I really do.
I’ve found that it works well if I tell English speakers that my name is “Wow!-ter”, they can remember and pronounce my name near perfectly. “Wow!”, by the way was my nickname in the Authentic World Circling Training T3.
By necessity, I also respond to “Walter”, the common German version of my name (which was amusing when my friend Walter and I went to visit a Japanese customer one time).
butchers barristas do manage to misspell my name in some particularly spectacular ways:
And it is not just them. Some graphic designers, who were provided with a spelling out my name and the wish to have a logo for “Wouter.org”, from an account named “Wouter.org” on 99Designs, still manage to translate that an ‘elegant’ “Wolter.org”.