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What western names sound funny in other languages?

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JazzAnnNonMouse Wed 10-Jul-13 20:21:04

So inspired by ufuk thread - what names in our language actually sound funny in other languages?

PoppyWearer Wed 10-Jul-13 20:24:07


JazzAnnNonMouse Wed 10-Jul-13 22:45:42

What does pippa mean?

ethelb Wed 10-Jul-13 22:49:30

Blow job in greek

MonParapluie Wed 10-Jul-13 22:57:46

It was worth coming on this thread for Pippa alone

othersideofchannel Wed 10-Jul-13 23:04:35

And Pippi means wee in German grin

steppemum Wed 10-Jul-13 23:11:16

we once had a cat called Kizzy. It was the name of a girl in a TV programme when I was a kid

Only problem was we live din Saudi Arabia at the time. My mum used to go outside and call

Kiz Kiz Kiz Kiz Kizzy.

Much later a friend told us that Kizz(y) in Arabic is a slang word for vagina!! blush

AllegraLilac Wed 10-Jul-13 23:12:46

Hilarious thread already.

SanityClause Wed 10-Jul-13 23:13:39

Ha! Kizzy, the pussy! wink

JazzAnnNonMouse Wed 10-Jul-13 23:15:38

Brilliant! grin

The other way round but I always snigger at vater (pronounced farter) being the German for Dad!

iklboo Wed 10-Jul-13 23:36:43

Grossvater (gross farter) - German for grandfather cracks DS up every time.

PoppyWearer Thu 11-Jul-13 06:58:38

Isn't Pippa something similar in Italian as well?

JustCallMeBaldrick Thu 11-Jul-13 07:13:47

I believe Zac sounds very similar to 'shit' in Arabic.

sashh Thu 11-Jul-13 08:41:29

I've heard that Pippa is the same in Italian too.

FairyArmadillo Thu 11-Jul-13 09:35:10

Lola means "grandma" in the Philippines.

HeirToTheIronThrone Thu 11-Jul-13 09:37:44

A bit roundabout, but one of my fave French names is Aurelie, until it was pointed out that all English people would pronounce it Orally...

NooMyx Thu 11-Jul-13 10:07:31

God I'm thick... spent ages thinking what's funny in Grossvater. blush

I've vetoed Persephone, because perse means an arse in Finnish.
We also won't have Tori (market place) or Lou (sounds like luu = bone). I'm sure there are others but brain not working.

forgetmenots Thu 11-Jul-13 10:31:29

Orla (my favourite girls name) - apparently is Hebrew for foreskin

WildlingPrincess Thu 11-Jul-13 10:36:13

Apparently Beth is Dutch for cunnilingus.

TalkativeJim Thu 11-Jul-13 11:14:19

Pam is Welsh for 'why?'

Choccyhobnob Thu 11-Jul-13 11:18:03

See you're a Gavin and Stacey fan Jim lol

alexpolismum Thu 11-Jul-13 13:53:56

Camilla means "camel" in Greek

"Lisa" means "rabies" in Greek

Blatherskite Thu 11-Jul-13 13:58:57

Pippa is wank in Italian I believe.

CrisisCritical Thu 11-Jul-13 14:02:20

Jim Choccy ... or Brick, right? wink

Moche Thu 11-Jul-13 14:04:16

Astrid means arse kick (as opposed to kick arse) in German.

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