What is your name ?

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  1. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

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    This one cracks me up everytime and i can't pronounce his name. Yet.
     
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    Because of where my place of employment is in Columbus, we have a diverse set of names. Lots of west African countries, Ghana, Siera Leone, etc. Lots of Nepal. I have 4 "Som"s, 6 "Haris" , 2 "Nkechi"s, 3 "Mahmoud " of different spellings, you get the idea. One guys name is "Nkathuakt....." only one I can't pronounce. It wont fit on a nametag in font greater than size 6. He prefers to go by a nickname.

    But the guy in this video makes me thankful I don't have any of that name
    ..........
     
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    How do you he wasn't pulling your leg with a made-up name like Justin Hale?
     
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    What about poor old Krzys Szczyz, who was born during The Great Polish Vowel Famine.
    Some Anglicised African names are brilliant, one of the guys I worked with in Botswana was called Function, another was Master. Adjectives were popular: some of the women were named Pretty, Beautiful and one I knew of was called Insatiable! True.
    My Spanish partner's name is Dolores (pains in English) and I knew a Consuela (consoles).
     
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  5. johnny k

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    No Demonica ?
     
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    The closest I can remember was an anglicized name of Vertical. Dude was well over 6’ 6”
     
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    Didn't a high-school grad list, being read by a governor include a senior named Harry Esckrek?

    I honestly don't know if the reader was getting punk'd or if name was genuine (and I'm a bit juvenile).
    At least they didn't give diplomas to Benjamin Dover & Michael Hunt.
     
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    Oh.. man

    Could you imagine having to call that out loud while trying to rein him in as a child

    And if he didn’t come on the first call
     
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    Shortly before I retired from teaching, I had two Special Ed students who were refugees from the Republic of Congo. I don't think I should give their actual names, but it took me a solid two or three months to be able to easily say their first and last names, as well as spelling them. Another teacher who worked with them daily (like I did) NEVER could say them, much less spell them. I hadn't thought of them for maybe three years, and I tested myself......and I can still say AND spell them.
     
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    Got to 36 seconds & said "enough".
     
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    I was in an urban Walgreens in Philly about ten years ago and a mother walked in with a couple of kids in tow and a bun in the oven. One of the kids was running around and she had to call him back. His name was “Messiah “. Seriously
     
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    We can only speculate on the spelling

    As a person with a weirdly spelt name I can sympathize sometimes

    That’s like setting a kid up to fail though, with a name like that more than likely you’ll have an overinflated ego and you’ll be great or terrible
     
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    This thread is a giant face-palm.
     
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    This is a skit, but who knows ?
     
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    It is her alter-ego at certain times and then I run for the hills. :eek:
     
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    If your name is a bit hard to get around, Aussies usually give you an appropriate nickname that often sticks... ;)

    kind of like a welcome to the club/gang kinda thing... ;)
     
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