i also had a taxi driver with the chinese name....
YU TIT MAN
I had a waitress once named Daniel. I informed her the girls version was Danielle. She shrugged and said she like Daniel better. go figure.
i deal with this all the time.
stranger: hi, what's your name?
stranger: oh you mean genie?
me: no, it's greenie. (i'd think i knew how to pronounce my own name)
stranger: oh is that your real name?
me: *annoyed* yes
stranger: are your parents hippies?
me: *very annoyed* no there is no such thing as chinese hippies.
stranger: why did your parents name you greenie then?
greenie: because they don't know english.
> stranger: are your parents hippies?
Ah, that cracked me yo
"Cracked me up "
My fingers are obviously not working properly today.
I was wanting to start one of these threads ages ago, but as freeier said, I didn't want to offend anyone.
However, now that it's started tho and the ball is rolling;
I've met a Kinky, Circle, Bean (whose surname was Tang) and a couple of Fanny's.
Let's face it, with some of these names you are opening yourself up to ridicule.
I like to think of this thread as more of a public service, so anyone wishing to adopt an English name can read through this list and avoid some of the more silly ones.
However, I have to say, I don't see what is wrong with being called 'Circumference'. It is a fine choice for anyone and I won't hear another bad word said about it.
I can't wait to meet my first 'Peckerhead' though.