Friday Five – Names That Are Fun To Say

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta He’s the medical reporter for CNN and works with Robin Meade alot on Headline News. I think she likes to say his name because she never calls him Dr. Gupta, it’s always Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
  • Englebert Humperdink
  • Harry Barker (for my dogs) Forget Mr. Barky Von Schnauzer
  • Countess Louisa Von Astorbitch
  • Yvan Cournoyer Prounounced E-von Corn-Y-ay. A legendary hockey player when I was growing up. I can still hear the radio announcer: Goal by EEEEEEEE von Corn y aaaaaaayyyyyy.
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    Friday Five – Names That Are Fun To Say — 6 Comments

    1. Oh! Chicago Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. You sort of gargle the “kh”. It is SO fun to say.

      Radio host Jonathan Brandmeier once called up a Greek restaurant on April Fool’s Day and asked them to page “Harry Paratestes”. That was pretty good.

    2. @futsal: oh yeah, all those names!
      @Kirk: Real people with names who have names that can be suggestive have it tough. Like Crumpacker!
      @Gretchen: I’ll remember Harry Paratestes… SIL will love it!

    3. HA! I am SO proud to be a Crumpacker. When I first met my husband (he was my boss at a temp job) I thought it was so funny I could hardly say it. His friends call him Crampecker, Fudgepacker, Rump Packer, etc. Whenever I call up to make restaurant reservations, I always use our last name instead of a first name. I once called a place to confirm a reservation for a dinner/concert I had made months earlier, and when I gave our name, she said “Oh, I remember YOU!”