I think most of us prefer it when people spell our names correctly.
My aunt lives up in Morecambe and has spent her whole life in NW England and Scotland. When I talk with her it takes me about 30 minutes til I am getting most of the words. LOL WE are supposedly speaking the same language but I sometimes think that up north it becomes almost a dialect.
Pete.... i would have spelled it "wotcher ea'in"
Completely apropos of nothing eh ...... the archetypal Canadian accent is supposed to be in a town named quite aptly "Horsefly"