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    Oleg

    Does the Russian name "OLEG" look and sound ridiculous for Americans?
    (I mean..... just compare: O`Connor -- O`Leg)

    (Actually it`s an aincient Scandinavian name. But now it`s used only in Russia.)
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    No. Not at all. Or at least not any more "ridiculous" than Sergey or Arkady. It's obviously a foreign name, but I wouldn't say it was viewed as absurd/comical, as you might think. And I think only a drunk guy in a bar would come up with anything as stupid as O'Leg! Or maybe a writer for a second-rate sitcom...
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    Oh Great...
    I`ve been hesitating and worrying about it
    It`s my name, actually...

    P.s. sorry for pidgin english
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariakhin
    Oh Great...
    I`ve been hesitating and worrying about it
    It`s my name, actually...

    P.s. sorry for pidgin english
    Yeah, don't worry about it at all. Nothing that odd. We hear TONS of foreign/strange names. And actually, your name is only 4 letters, so it'll be a relief to some people -- as opposed to say, Sviatoslav... Believe it or not, I heard a guy on the radio saying he met two brothers: they were named Lemonjello and Orangejello!

    And don't worry about the "pidgin english" -- it was perfectly understandable...
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