December 08, 2003

Just Spell My Name Right

They say that any publicity is good publicity as long as they spell your name right. L-U-T-A-S

I have an aunt with the name Lucas because some guy in immigration in the early 1900's couldn't (or wouldn't) spell the name as it should have been. She never bothered to get it changed. Romanian has a cedilla for both t and s which turns them into ts and sh sounds respectively. Phonetically it's pronounced Lutsash in the old country. Other countries used a c with a cedilla for almost the same sound and immigration was trying to be 'helpful' back then.

Posted by TMLutas at December 8, 2003 01:11 PM