Most Commonly Mispronounced Names in BJJ?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by wastedyouth, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. wastedyouth

    wastedyouth White Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Like the title says, what names do you hear mispronounced most often? And more importantly what's the correct pronunciation?
     
  2. phillys-finest

    phillys-finest Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    8,028
    Likes Received:
    631
    Location:
    Philly
    I used to call jacare -Jay Care. Thats before I started watching bjj and heard it...what do you want im not some Portuguese expert.
     
  3. The13

    The13 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Latvia
    Stephan BonnEr
     
  4. swirldog

    swirldog Red Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    9,955
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Yellow bamboo dojo
    How can Royce (Rolls Royce) not be no this list?
     
  5. notafighter86

    notafighter86 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    9
    romulo barral
     
  6. Mise En Place

    Mise En Place White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2012
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Portland
  7. KGB256

    KGB256 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,728
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    You could run right down the list of Gracie Family members with R names. Royce, Rickson, Rorion, Rolls, Rener, Ryron, etc.
     
  8. Im so Moldy

    Im so Moldy Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    Whoseemore Paul Yaris
     
  9. King Creatine

    King Creatine Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Utah
    Galvao.

    I'm still not completely sure how to say it. Gal-vone?
     
  10. yovan

    yovan Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Terere
     
  11. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    6,871
    Likes Received:
    289
    I can't pronounce rorian or Caio correctly for the life of me
     
  12. Oliver Geddes

    Oliver Geddes Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    London, England
    I'm still confused how Caio ends up as 'Ciao'.
     
  13. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Messages:
    61,195
    Likes Received:
    105,932
    Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Roger Gracie.
     
  14. mr violent

    mr violent Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'd imagine it being pronounced like Kai-Oh, and spelling it with a C doesn't seem that far-fetched?

    Xande, to me, seems to be the hardest to pronounce, or any of the ones with 'ao' at the end. Galvao, i've heard with the 'ao' being pronounced as 'oh' (Gal-Voh), and as 'ow' (Gal-Vow).. weird stuff.

    Edit: there's a local brown belt with the last name Nguyen, and for the life of me, I can never remember how to pronounce that.
     
  15. dmesser2

    dmesser2 Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gal (like southerner slang for girl) -vow
     
  16. Oliver Geddes

    Oliver Geddes Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    London, England
    No, it is pronounced Kai-oh. But a bunch of people say Ciao like goodbye. Which puzzles me.
     
  17. dmesser2

    dmesser2 Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like when people take it a step too far and start pronouncing american names like Raphael lavorto jr with the H sound as the R
     
  18. wastedyouth

    wastedyouth White Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you Mr. Violent for actually taking the time to try and sound these names out, which was the purpose of this thread. Galvao`s name is pretty hard, as is Caio`s. Is Monteiro pronounced mon- tea -arrow?
     
  19. Oliver Geddes

    Oliver Geddes Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    London, England
    Mon-tay-row, I believe.
     
  20. wastedyouth

    wastedyouth White Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    So is it Hoff- ael (Rafael) Mendes?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.