This has made me laugh hysterically ...I remember a lunch with my friends where we laughed till we could laugh no more about Reşit, Raşit, and then the creme de la creme,Murşit!!!! We may have had a bottle or two...
How about Ufuk Uras? :)
Hee! Murşit...Ufuk is pretty bad-- definitely in the top 5 Worst Ever Turkish Names in English. Also Anıl. And Tuna isn't obscene but I have a hard time controlling my giggles...
It look me 20 odd years to notice why Arcelik was called Beko in England.
My ex just told me he has a friend called Semih Dik.
There used to be a speaker on Turkish TV called Kunter Kunt. Against all the odds he went on to work for CNN
Muaffak is the best!
I just stumbled upon your blog through some random google search (long story - looking up the nutritional value of sour plums). Many articles are interesting to read. I didn't read too many so I don't know your story but I was an expat in the US doing my PhD - so I have some expat stories. But this article made me chuckle and reminded me of a friend who was a student in the US as well. His name is Dikmen. It was hilarious to see Americans who heard his name for the first time trying to hold up a hysterical laughter.
Amusingly, I also found your blog while I was doing a random google search about plums! (Erik, to be more specific)... and now I'm hooked!And yeah, Ufuk is probably one of the worst, I must say. I had also stumbled upon a girl called "Dilda" once.
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