Well, Americans can't pronounce Kaj, which is my name. It's Scandinavian and pronounced as Kai in English. I always say Kai and spell it as Kai when I'm booking e.g. restaurants here in US. Works very well here on Hawaii since Kai means Ocean in Hawaiian.
So here I only need to book as Kai, and say "just like the ocean" when they want to know how to spell it.
I'm now about to leave Hawaii for LA. It had been great to be here, and I hope that I will get back in the future. Surfs up!
Edit. I'm now in LA couldn't upload this entry while on Hawaii, and attaching images also fails. Will try to fix it for the next entry, but it's time to sleep now.