Help my friend choose an easy Pen name

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Hi fellow Warriors

I have a friend who is looking to start a blog under a pen name. The reason is that his real name is a bit hard to pronounce and remember. His real name is Mahmoud Elshalakani and most of his potential readers will be in English speaking countries.

He approached me with the name: Omar as ab alternative ( he is a big fan of the International actor Omar Sharif )

He will mention his real name and picture on the blog and will come clear that Omar is not his real one.

What last name you suggest to Match with Omar ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by oliver mayfair View Post

    What last name you suggest to Match with Omar ?
    Simpson?

    ..........
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    • Profile picture of the author Omar White
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      Simpson?

      ..........
      thanks Frank

      I suggested Omar White to him

      What you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    What about just "Omar?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Omar Whitacre.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    parker or montblanc, i hear conway stewart is taken

    biro would be an original pen name
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Omar Darling-Clementine?
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  • Profile picture of the author Noorani
    There are 2 ways to approach this you can go with a last name that sounds safe such as

    Harper

    or a name that is a simplified version of his real last name such as

    Lakani

    so

    his name would be

    Omar Harper

    or

    Omar Lakani

    obviously

    Lakani is a better match for Omar than Harper would be!
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    How about Omar Sheer Sheep!
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    "Big Omar"
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      "Big Omar"
      Not a good idea, try googling Big Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Why not just calling him Mo for short. Not to be confused with Moe of 3 stooges fame.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Little Omar?

    j/k

    The name Mahmoud is not that unusual - I've known two people who had that as their last name - in the southeastern part of the US.

    If I saw the name "Omar Mahmoud" - I would be able to pronounce/spell/remember but I would not think of it as an 'English' name. Is that the goal?

    Anyway - my suggestion would be to use 'Mahmoud' as his last name and add a more generic 'English sounding' first name such as Phillip or Daniel or ....
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Omar LeMar.

    I always wanted to use the User name Doctor Hector Proctor.

    Or maybe Alabaster Taliwacker.

    I think Piffle Whiffle Riffle Sniffle is catchy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Here's some suggestions for pen names:

    Pig Pen
    Sean Penn
    William Penn
    Penn and Teller

    My pen name is Bic Papermate.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      Here's some suggestions for pen names:

      Pig Pen
      Sean Penn
      William Penn
      Penn and Teller

      My pen name is Bic Papermate.
      You are His Nibs
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    What about Omar Gawd?

    Omar Sweet-Omar?

    Omar Run?

    Omar Sexual?
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Speaking of which, is there any truth to the rumour I just started that Dan Riffle's pen name is Gordon Gnome?
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      Speaking of which, is there any truth to the rumour I just started that Dan Riffle's pen name is Gordon Gnome?
      In school they called Dan Riffle "Go Home Gnome".
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        In school they called Dan Riffle "Go Home Gnome".
        Riffle went to Elementalary School but was so disruptive his parents had to resort to Gnome Schooling.

        In class he was teased about his height, that's just low.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        In school they called Dan Riffle "Go Home Gnome".
        Speaking of pen, in the state pen, they called Claude "Soapy".
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        • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Speaking of pen, in the state pen, they called Claude "Soapy".
          #FakeNews.

          Claude has never had any contact with soap, not even to deliberately drop it in the shower block
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

            #FakeNews.

            Claude has never had any contact with soap, not even to deliberately drop it in the shower block
            But he has extensive experience with Urinal cakes, or Urinal cookies, Urinal donuts, (no seriously) Urinal mints and toilet lollies.

            https://www.google.com.au/search?dcr....0.onn45Uo_SAY

            Security staff at the local Wooster Shopping Ctr and Gun Range, keep a lookout as he tends to disobey the court order and head for the nearest one.

            The toilet block near the food court isn't a store, staff keep telling him, but nope, he goes there every time, and listening to "Left the Cake out in the Rain" doesn't help.

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            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
              Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

              But he has extensive experience with Urinal cakes, or Urinal cookies, Urinal donuts, (no seriously) Urinal mints and toilet lollies.
              That was actually pretty funny.
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              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                That was actually pretty funny.
                Yes, luck and morbid curiosity were on my side.

                I didn't mention what happens when you go into Unisex toilets, but women running out, screaming is not uncommon.

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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Speaking of pen, in the state pen, they called Claude "Soapy".
          And your pen names was "Bend overy"
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Omar Sharif

    Omar Bin Laden

    Omario Brothers
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    "Omar Champion."

    (Go with it.)
    Jonathan
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  • Profile picture of the author Omar White
    Thanks guys for the wonderful interaction.

    my friend has already chosen a name finally : Omar White
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    Omar Gawd?
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    my friend has already chosen a name finally : Omar White
    Wise choice??

    The number one Google result:

    Omar White was an African American inmate featured in Oz. He was a Story Arc character in Season 4, Season 5 and Season 6. Portrayed by Michael Wright. He is a drug addict sent to Oz for shooting a trial witness to death. Omar White | Oz TV Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I still like Omar Gawd.

    Get it? Ermahgerd!
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  • Profile picture of the author Klark Devlin
    There are many good options here
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