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    Sergei...in English?

    I have a friend named Sergei (he's Russian) and a lot of his American friends call him Serge (Serj). Is this common?
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    Yeah, even French people do that(Serge). I don't know any Sergeis, but Americans will tend to find a comfortable way of pronouncing foreign names.

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    Re: Sergei...in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by emka71aln
    I have a friend named Sergei (he's Russian) and a lot of his American friends call him Serge (Serj). Is this common?
    Would he prefer they called him Sergei? Think about it. (Hint: Sir Gay)
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    Yeah, even French people do that(Serge). I don't know any Sergeis, but Americans will tend to find a comfortable way of pronouncing foreign names.
    Just like the girl who moved to our town from Vietnam. Her name is Tsui-Suong (I think that's how it's spelled, but I'm most certainly wrong), and everyone calls her Helen.

    Of course, I call her by her real name...
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    Re: Sergei...in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Quote Originally Posted by emka71aln
    I have a friend named Sergei (he's Russian) and a lot of his American friends call him Serge (Serj). Is this common?
    Would he prefer they called him Sergei? Think about it. (Hint: Sir Gay)
    Thats why my friend Sergei goes by Hunter.

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    The Spanish names are very funny for russians too. Conchita - Кончита, Julia - Хулия, Julio - Хулио, Gomes - Гомес, Pedro - Педро... Guess why?
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    Sergey can also be called Seryozha. There's also "Seryoga" (informal) and some Sergeys are called Seryi (literally means "grey", very informal) by close friends.
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    Hmmm. I guess my best bet would be that it's just easier for Americans to say Serge.
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    When I saw Sergei, the first thing I thought of was "sir-gey". Maybe I'm just an odd american.

    I've herd the name Sergei a number of times before. Think it was in movies I've watched. I sure didn't know anybody named that.

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    my name is sergei, as is my dad's, but he spells it sergiy
    people pronounce both "sir-gay" I curently live in California, I used to live in Canada - english not french, and people there pronounced it serge
    I'm fine with both, it doesnt offend me, unless they say "sir-gee" or "sir-ji" - and it happens pretty often more then not. I also hearn "sir-jay" - I think thats not bad either.
    there's Sergei Fedorov famous hockey player and his name is pronounced "sir-gay"

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    У меня есть узбекские друзья с именами Джамшит, Хуршит и some other shit.

    Не знаю, что американцы по этому поводу думают.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergei the great
    my name is sergei, as is my dad's, but he spells it sergiy
    people pronounce both "sir-gay" I curently live in California, I used to live in Canada - english not french, and people there pronounced it serge
    I'm fine with both, it doesnt offend me, unless they say "sir-gee" or "sir-ji" - and it happens pretty often more then not. I also hearn "sir-jay" - I think thats not bad either.
    there's Sergei Fedorov famous hockey player and his name is pronounced "sir-gay"
    Do you actually call yourself Sir Gay? Any snide remarks? Sorry.
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    Does anybody still name their kids "Gaylord'? How 'bout "The gay lord, Sirgay."
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    There are some people with the last name Gaylord in Nashville TN.

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    The mayor of our city is named Kathleen Gaylord.

    I have a friend named Sergei (he's Russian) and a lot of his American friends call him Serge (Serj). Is this common?
    Is Serj also an Armenian name? I have a friend whose family is from Armenia, and everyone calls him Serj, including me. Is this short for Sergei too?

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    Does anybody still name their kids "Gaylord'? How 'bout "The gay lord, Sirgay."
    The mayor of our city is named Kathleen Gaylord.

    I have a friend named Sergei (he's Russian) and a lot of his American friends call him Serge (Serj). Is this common?
    Is Serj also an Armenian name? I have a friend whose family is from Armenia, and everyone calls him Serj, including me. Is this short for Sergei too?

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    As long as we're getting on tangents i went to elementary school with a guy named Lou Willie and another guy named Ricky Seaman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
    There is a "Harry Bahls" and a "Richard Bahls" in my hometown. (now, think of the nickname for "Richard" and 20 miles away, when I went to high school, there was a girl named "Tera Buttoff"

    All true. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

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    maybe she was Russian (by ancestors), with last name something like: Бутов?
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