Love Your Name And Spell It Creatively.

I always thought I had an easy name to hear and spell. Almost as easy as being named Jones or Smith. When people outside the motorcycle industry ask for my last name and I say “Huze”, the other person says “Ruze”, and when I say, no “Huze”, the question is “Huge”?  No “Huze”. And the other person to say. Oh, ”Ruge” or “Hughes”? Like Howard? And it goes on and on. Now, imagine over the phone, especially with my accent, and worse when the other has another accent and I talk using a cell phone. Of course I have also to state my 1st name “Cyril”, a pronunciation and sound rarely heard in my adoptive country.  I used to spell out the 9 letters of my full name like a good kindergarten kid, with “C” as in cat, “Y” as in yard, “R” as in Roger, etc. But if I have the time I want to show my interlocutor that I can be creative and also have college education. Here how it goes:

Cyril. “C” as in Czar. “Y” as in YMCA. “R” as in Rhinoplasty. “I” as in Iconoclast. “L” as in “Lithium”. Then Huze. “H” as in Homeopathy. “U” as in Unctuous. “Z” as Zzzzzzz. “E” as Euthanasia.

Try with your name, but of course, be ready to spend much more time on the phone. So only when you call a toll free number and never when you open a brokerage account.


11 Responses to “Love Your Name And Spell It Creatively.”

  1. 1 Fausto Simoes Dec 5th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Boy am I ever glad I don’t have a strange name like you Cyril!

  2. 2 harry Dec 5th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Cyril, consider yourself lucky, there a lot worse names out there, consider mine (Harold) so be glad your parents had mercy on you as opposed to mine/lol.

  3. 3 Jaxon 5 Dec 5th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Ive had fun with my name for as long as I can remember…. I make a joke of about it just about every chance I get……… JAXON 5 ya know…. A-B-C………… its as easy as,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, LOL

    people remember it !

  4. 4 raycwheeler Dec 5th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    With a name such has Ray c wheeler I too have had fun with an easy to remember name .

    See you in Cincy Booth # 6871
    Indy Booth # 870

    Thanks a million ,
    Ray c wheeler

  5. 5 Rocket Dec 5th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    You need to learn the Military Alphabet, Cyril



  6. 6 Mike Dec 5th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Hey Ray, do you have your booth numbers mixed around? LOL

  7. 7 raycwheeler Dec 5th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Mike ,

    Cincy Booth # 870
    Indy # 5871

    Just a little mixed up today .

    See you there .

    Thanks a million ,

    Ray c wheeler

  8. 8 gustian Dec 5th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    What about Gustian Bourgeois to spell???

    Can you imagine how many times I have to repeat this to some-one who speaks English !?
    Lucky for me, RE : Rocket , I do know the military alphabet.
    But then, on the other side, it doesn’t help you much if the one you talk to is not familiar with it.
    It gets you sometimes into hilarious situations, worth a humouristic TV-programm.


  9. 9 madpuppy Dec 6th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Jaxon 5 , every time I see your posts I wonder which one you are ? LOL. I know your not Michael so which one are you ?

  10. 10 JD Dec 6th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Jack Dorff (Jack-d orff) enough said.

  11. 11 Kenny Price Dec 10th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    you’d be surprised to know that people want me to spell my last name

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