wierdest name in tennis

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  1. corncob3466

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    which player do you think has the wierdest name in tennis? i would have made this a poll, but i dont know every pro players name.


    for me, Younes El Anyoui takes it.
     
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  2. dander

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    without question, smashnova pistolesi
     
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  3. python

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    Horst Skoff, Cecil Mamit, Guy Forget (Fred Stolle once said only the French could make a name "Gi For-Get" sound romantic).

    Obviously to Americans, names like Srichipan will sound strange, but I'm sure these players have very normal sounding names to their own countrymen.
     
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  4. Camilio Pascual

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    Nice topic, but no matter what we come up with, nothing is going to beat race car driver Mr. Trickle's name. LOL
     
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    :lol: Gomez Moron - explain that one in elementary school.
     
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  6. gully

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    My vote goes to Peanut Louie!

    Who with her sister Marcie made a great doubles team: Louie, Louie.
     
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  7. @wright

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    Mattress Mack
     
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  8. Anonymous

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    Stupid post. But what about Paul Harsanyi?
     
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  9. Nosoupforyou

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    Googalong
     
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  10. Kirko

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    Has to be Deuce's fav. Sholmo Glickstein.
     
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  11. Loud

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    Wasn't there a female player with the last name Slutskya or something like that?
     
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  12. pound cat

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    Cliff has to be very careful in his pronunciation when Karolina Sprem is playing.
     
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  13. Nosoupforyou

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    rofl nice one
     
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  14. Tennis.Addict

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    Doubles team of Damn & Suk
     
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  15. C_Urala

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    Don't know about tennis, but there is a great female skater Irina Slutskaya. World champion and olympic silver medalist in SLC. Her name can be wierd for english speakers as it's written, but it's pronounced with a sound like in 'wood'.

    My vote for Roddick.
     
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  16. @wright

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    Any female player with the word "****" in her name has to be memorable.
     
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  17. C_Urala

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    like any male with 'd!ck' in his :wink:
     
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  18. Deuce

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    As Kirko mentioned, ol' Shlomo - because, when you saw him play, it really looked like he was playing in SLO-MO. Big, slow moving guy.

    Bettina Bunge is another good name.

    Claudia Kohde-Kilsch...
     
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  19. tennisnj

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    How about the former Croatian player Slobodan Zivojinovic?
     
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  20. Hewittfan22

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    what about taht korean guy Hyung-taik Lee and how about Agassi, agassi sounds wierd
     
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  21. Kirko

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    Bettina Bunge weird name but very pretty ! The winner has to be Peanut Louie !
     
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  22. corncob3466

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    lets not forget philippousis
     
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  23. BaselineAce

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    Sprem is definitely the weirdest of the moment.
     
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  24. tennisnj

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    Slobodan Zivojinovic a Croat/Yugoslavian player in the 80s...
     
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  25. LordRaceR

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    NOPE! Slobodan Zivojinovic is Serbian/Yugoslav player in the 80s
     
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  26. VamosRafa

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    As a Scrabble fan, I always liked a last name that includes all vowels, including Y:

    El Anaouyi.
     
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    Yvonne Goolagong has always been a favourite of mine.
     
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  28. i.Radical

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    ...Roddick... Heh...
     
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  29. jings

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    Come to think of it Buster Mottram also gets up there.
     
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  30. TripleThreatPlayer

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    I agree. She probally was made fun of alot when she was younger...heck maybe even on tour shes made fun of (I searched her name with google, and they corrected it with sperm lmao)
     
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  31. Andy Zarzuela

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    Without a doubt, these take the cake:

    RUXANDRA DRAGOMIR ILIE
    MARIE-GAYANAY MIKAELIAN



    ....well their 1st names anyway
    ________
    Motorcycle Tires
     
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  32. C_Urala

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    Well, they are all foreign names. I think it's more interesting to know which names sound wierd for people from the same country ( or speaking the same language)

    For example Gayanay is a common Armenian name. It looks and sounds quite well even for Russians (who speak quite different language, if you didn't know it before :p :wink: )

    And I heard that Roddick is not that funny for Americans, whereas Johnson IS. To me, a Russian, both Johnson and Jefferson are almost undistiguishable...
    Your thoughts?
     
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  33. pound cat

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    Sha RAHP ova, yes that's how it's said. (Most Russian names are wrongly pronounced as if they were being pronounced in English by ESPN commentators anyway)
     
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