I just started a new job at a plant where many of the other workers speak Spanish. When I introduced myself, I said, "My name is Katie". It's short for Catherine, and I pronounce it Kay-tee. Many of them heard 'kitty' (a small cat) and one of the guys keeps saying Kah-tee. Then I thought another asked, "Is it Kate?" (which I also answer to) but he meant 'cake'.
'Katie' is a pretty common English name- is it not so common in Spanish-speaking cultures? Could it be that I had a sore throat when I started work, and just wasn't speaking clearly? Or, are they just teasing me by pronouncing it that way? (Which is fine, because they're all really nice there).
EDIT: Thanks to those who've commented, but I don't actually want to make them say my name any one way, I was just wondering why they would pick the ways they did.