The Grunts have been spending some time in Hawaii lately, and place names have been getting easier, gradually, to pronounce and decipher. Pretty soon, people will understand me just as well when I ask for Kamehameha Street as when I ask for a Longboard Lager. It occurred to us that the Hawaiian language is pretty easy to learn compared to English, which is, after all, one of the weirdest languages on the planet. And really, where else do you find goofy names like British names? Here’s a list of some actual names with a few made up names mixed in. See if you can tell which are which. BTW, none of these are Hobbit names. Just FYI. 😉 I’ll announce the answer later tonight.
1. Rupert Scrivener
2. Nuala Alen-Buckley
3. Giles Oldershaw Weatherwax
4. Fionnula Tambling-Goggin
5. Felix Pickles
6. Kensington Rumblestrip
7. Jonathan Tattershall
8. Lord Dermot Entwhistle Cumberbatch
9. Gwenda Luckinbill-Cammish
10. Prunella Scales
11. Crispin Tatertawts
12. Cordelia Popplewell Trickelbank-Slaymaker
A. All of them are real people.
B. Depends on how you define “real people.”
C. Basically all real except for 6 & 11.
D. All real people except for 4, 5 and 10.
E. 1,2,4,5,7,10 are the only real ones.
F. All are random combinations of real names, but not necessarily real, living people.