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    A local cardiac surgeon: (Mister) Attasit Chokechanachaisakul, MD
    Is this an Indian name?
    S

    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...=2011108070417

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    No, Thai.

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    • #3
      but they call him Doc.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sharkman View Post
        but they call him doc.
        lol!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sharkman View Post
          but they call him Doc.
          You've been watching too much Bugs Bunny!

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          • #6
            He could perhaps consider Anglicizing, or at least condensing, the name; it's a real whopper.
            S

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Snooty View Post
              He could perhaps consider Anglicizing, or at least condensing, the name; it's a real whopper.
              S
              Hmm... Dr Choke - not sure that would instill much confidence.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Snooty View Post
                He could perhaps consider Anglicizing, or at least condensing, the name; it's a real whopper.
                S
                Not that much more than some Scots/Irish names eg McGarrachan, McGonigle, MacGillivray.

                Try and tell a Scotsman to Anglicise their name and see how far that gets you...!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by harb View Post
                  Not that much more than some Scots/Irish names eg McGarrachan, McGonigle, MacGillivray.

                  Try and tell a Scotsman to Anglicise their name and see how far that gets you...!!
                  Aye, Jock?!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Snooty View Post
                    He could perhaps consider Anglicizing, or at least condensing, the name; it's a real whopper.
                    S
                    I thought changing, Anglicising or shortening people's names ended when they closed Ellis Island...

                    Seriously, though, whenever I've visited the USA and had to deal with officials I've always been impressed by the care and courtesy taken to get my own name pronounced and spelt correctly, and most people get it straight off - probably because they are used to dealing with vast number of US Citizens with Polish, German, Scandinavian etc etc ancestry and who also have names that are potentially difficult to spell/pronounce.

                    Quite unlike the typical British stumbling efforts, usually prefaced with "Oooh, that's an odd name".

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                    • #11
                      Harb,
                      I agree! And our many in our Afro-American community have brought name creativity to a new level. From my collection: Ommettress (female) "I got a million of 'em!" -- Jimmy Durante. So our receptionists, etc. are accustomed to checking spelling.

                      Re UK (?) names, a politician on TV had "McCracken" as a first name
                      S ;~)

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                      • #12
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va_khUXaJz4

                        Funny sketch

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Suhail View Post
                          ROTFLMAO!!
                          OMG, that is pure genius!!

                          Absolutely pertinent to this thread as it flips convention neatly on its head...as did their sketch "Going For An English". Enjoy!

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                          • #14
                            A lot of related good ones showed up on utube...
                            S ;~)

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