September 24, 2005

Versions of my name....

PRA-BHU : Just 2 syllables , but people call me many other names.Am all ears to them--enjoying various versions of my name..

Pra-hu (Sounds chinese )
Pra-hoo ( " )
Prab-lu
Praebooo ..
Pablo (Easy - common name )
Prabhy
Pra-fhu (as pronounced )
Trabu
Prambu
Mr.P (Aioo,asingama iruke )

Nowadays ,i use syllable tapping-count method when i pronounce my name .Bringing the thumb to the little finger for "Pra "and count next to ring finger for "Bhu"..It eases out error productions..Try out !!

No wonder :: My friend Bharat is being called as Brett .

Just curious :: How are you being called ?

16 comments:

Vinesh said...

So much confusion for a simple name like Prabhu! :-)

My name is pronounced Dinesh or Vignesh in India! Wonder what will happen if I go abroad!! :-D

Lumbergh-in-training said...

man, tell them to pronounce my name... tell me the results.

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Oh our names.!!

Your name is short..You got luck.
Imagine my name..Narayanan.! There are umpteen variations in the way they call me, but I've learnt to live with it.!!

About Bharath being called brett, How about Sampath kumar - as Sam, Kirthi Reddy as kiddy and so on.!

Prabu Karthik said...

All those who mispronounce yr name should be made to call out
"Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman"
108 times.

But then there are some real tongue twisters in Westerner's names though...

For instance,
Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi..

rombo easy illa?

Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

dude, this is simple. have them call you "adengappa". how does that sound?

Rags said...

You are not Alone...Just Imagine how would they call "Srinivasa Raghavan Badrachalam"...

Badrachalam would sound like Jerusalem for a starter...

keerthi said...

im called Keerthivasan. and luckily the only mispronunciation was/is kirthivasan. I can adjust with that.

venkittu sir, my fave charater in hollywood is :Mike Wazowski: :) super name.

pk, sujatha uses "Srinivasaraghava Rajagopalachariyaar".. imagine this name for your kid.

Jeevan said...

How many names are hide in your name. All call me Jeeva.

sukhanya said...

hey...nice way to add more clients to ur list.. tell all of them they need therapy...lol


with so many diff pronounciations for my name.. i actually forgot how a tamilian would sweetly pronounce my name...idhu thaaanya indha oorru....
tata
sukku

tt_giant said...

My colleagues pronounce my name (Deepak) as Dee-pac (as in Tupac Shakur)!. But its not that bad, since I call them by my creative nick names!.

B said...

my frend's name was Bharathi but he was called as Brad!!

visithra said...

Heheheh i had a class teacher for 3 years who couldnt pronounce my name

vasistra- vithra - semma comedy - my dad used to get so angry! ;p

WA said...

How about a simple Uma being twisted into Yuma or Omar :(

IBH said...

:) appo en real pera sollanuma?:)))

Prabhu S said...

Hi Prabhu,

Many tongues there in calling you but I am called Prabhu by everyone.

thennavan said...

Prabhu, you can imagine my plight in that case. Luckily I have come to be known as "Krish" ever since I set foot here :-)

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