27 June 2007

What's in a Name?

A lot of names from different countries seem really strange to us...just as our names seem strange to those from non-English speaking countries.

I was working away today, typing from the sound files when I came across this memorable name...Phuc Ngo. I kid you not...that was the name. The doctor dictating was trying to pronounce it without giving the obvious pronunciation and having a bit of a giggle while he was trying not to offend.

I think the owner of that name was a male...but what I'd like to know, is how do you pronounce it without giving offence?

Have you come across names that are really "different"? I'd love to know what they are.


Merle said...

Hi Robyn ~~ I will leave that one alone. Thanks for your comments.
I think Peter liked his gift. I saw it and thought of him, then my son John said You ought to buy one of those for Peter. So with us both thinking of him, the deed was done.
Enjoying the visit with the grandkids
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Anonymous said...

I think I'll leave that one alone too... lol

You know the saying....

"Driving Me Batty"...????

Well, I did'nt just get married for love you know....

Got myself a brand new last name too... lol

PEA said...

Hmmmm maybe you pronounce it as "FOOK"? lol All I know is that I'm glad my parents didn't decide to name me that! hehe I can't say I've ever come across such a funny name! xox

"Early Bird" said...

I've worked in jobs that required me to say their name to the patient or customer...boy howdy, some were a real challenge!!

Remiman said...

I think it's Puke and go!
Maybe not. ;-)

meeyauw said...

geez I am so slow! I had to try saying it and saying it and then I went WHOOOOA THERE.

But I can't think of anybody's name that is strange at all. And that is odd.

Now this will be on my mind all night and all tomorrow!!

Meow said...

Hmmm, hahahaha !!

There is a company that advertise their logo on clothing ... FCUK ...

I used to go to school with a kid called Randy Dick !! That's all I'll say about that one !!

Have a great weekend.

Take care, MEow

Lee said...

When I was working at Ramada Reef Resort in Palm Cove, Robyn, we had someone apply for a job. The name was "Melinda Wannadickie"! I insisted we bring her in for interview! I just had to see the person who was so desperate! ;)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh you guys, you make me laugh...what a great end to the working day!

There are certainly some rather unfortunate names out there, aren't there? I like Meow's and Lee's comments...totally unbelievable...poor kids.

Gattina said...

Asian names are really difficult, we have a dermatologue called Nu ghen !We all say Mrs. Nugen to her !
The bad weather continues here, if somebody talks to me about global warming I will kill him !