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  Reply # 1923255 21-Dec-2017 16:18
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linw:

 

Also, some names don't travel well between countries/languages.

 

Looking at an ancestor family tree I see a Kuntz.

 

OK, I know it would be pronounced a little more acceptably in Germany, but it still would be the source of much cruel mirth in an English speaking country (damn, did it again!!).

 

 

Reminds me of the town of F*cking in Austria: 

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8u3xodp

 

Now if your rellies came from there then they would be the F*cking Kuntz rather than the perhaps more common Berlin Kuntz.

 

I'm wondering if I am going to get away with this post....

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1923276 21-Dec-2017 17:21
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wratterus:

I heard of someone who was called Ben Down. Apparently he had two brothers, Bob and Neal. Don't know how much of that, if any, to believe, but makes a good story.



That reminds me of a joke...





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  Reply # 1923279 21-Dec-2017 17:24
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In a worrylngly prescient occurrence I recently received a quote from a Mr S Machine.

Also since moving to NZ I have encountered my first Mrs Officer and Mrs Warrior.





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Surnames?
First names, neighbour is called Harsh*t.  (Forum won't let me )

 

Spelled that way.

 

 




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Speaking of bad first names, I learned Spanish in Mexico.

There was a Chinese student whose first name was pronounced "Kay" (spelled qué)

Which sounds just like "What?" in Spanish

He became somewhat neurotic because anytime said "what?" in Spanish, it took him a few seconds to figure out if they were addressing him.

Off subject the Chevy Nova car was badly named in Spanish, as "no va" means "no go."

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  Reply # 1923427 21-Dec-2017 21:41
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My English teacher at school, Mr Balls, named his son Richard.

 

My mother-in-law's partner has the surname Head and shares the same Christian name as Master Balls....


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kingdragonfly: Speaking of bad first names, I learned Spanish in Mexico.

There was a Chinese student whose first name was pronounced "Kay" (spelled qué)

Which sounds just like "What?" in Spanish

He became somewhat neurotic because anytime said "what?" in Spanish, it took him a few seconds to figure out if they were addressing him.

Off subject the Chevy Nova car was badly named in Spanish, as "no va" means "no go."


Should have been nicknamed Manuel.....





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Jerkovich could be hard to live with, e.g. Richard Jerkovich




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  Reply # 1923487 22-Dec-2017 07:40
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I've often thought there should be a web site that identify sound alike names.

- uses a little bit of machine learning

- a multi-lingual dictionary

My example that the English name "Kay" would not be a good name if you ever moved to a Spanish speaking country.

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kryptonjohn:

 

linw:

 

Also, some names don't travel well between countries/languages.

 

Looking at an ancestor family tree I see a Kuntz.

 

OK, I know it would be pronounced a little more acceptably in Germany, but it still would be the source of much cruel mirth in an English speaking country (damn, did it again!!).

 

 

Reminds me of the town of F*cking in Austria: 

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8u3xodp

 

Now if your rellies came from there then they would be the F*cking Kuntz rather than the perhaps more common Berlin Kuntz.

 

I'm wondering if I am going to get away with this post....

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think the Chuckle to Ban ratio is comfortably in your favour  :-)


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