Monday, August 10, 2009

An important question

Does anyone know a good, mouthful-of-syllables, recognizably ashkenazi-Jewish name? I need one for a story. Depending on who -- if anyone -- buys it, the story will probably show up here.

12 comments:

fakewood inc. said...

katzenellenbogen

Altie said...

chaim yankel klotzmaiyer

Mottel said...

My first thought was katzenellenbogen, but since it's been taken, how about Finkelstein? Or you could always use our very own Scheibengraber . . . add a stein on it for good luck!

le7 said...

Yeah but Scheibengraber isn't remotely Jewish... my dad's Cherokee and was adopted by a German dude who's named after a priest or something.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

fake:Katzenellenbogen is cliched.
Mottel:I thought of Scheibengraber but adding a stein on is genius Mottel. Owitz might work too.
le7: If it's German and it got tacked onto a Jew somewhere, then it's yiddish.

The choices:
Klotzaiyer
Unykvetcher
Sheibengrabersteinowitz

le7 said...

It's Scheibengrabersteinowitz

sarabonne said...

Sheibengrabersteinowitzenberg?

le7 said...

Scheibengrabersteinowitzenbergen?

sarabonne said...

Sheibengrabersteinowitzenbergenowsky.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Scheibengrabersteinowitzenbergenowskyov.

But seriously, anything beyond Scheibengraberstein is a bit too much.

Mushkie said...

There's a tape somewhere where the guy's name is Berel Wolvovovovovovsky, or something like that, I forget.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

I've written the backstory already. Will start on the centerpiece as soon as my term paper gets in.