Roll call: UF's most bizarre last names
All you Johnsons, Longs and Browns, meet your fellow Gators who have been tormented by more than a decade of teachers butchering their names.
By Andrea Smiley
Having a last name that stands out from the pack can have its ups and downs.
“I’m thinking about becoming a teacher,” says Samuel Boring, a liberal arts sophomore. “But then my students are going to be calling me ‘Mr. Boring.’ How weird is that?”
As far as the strange surname contest goes, Chand Abeygunawardana wins the blue ribbon.
“I can’t even tell you the number of times someone asks me, ‘How do you say that?’” says the business administration junior. “Scan-tron sheets are a nightmare for me.”
So to all the non-Smith, Jones and Millers out there, embrace your quirky names. You are in good company.