I was recently on a conference call with a vendor who was named Duc Terd. Actually, Terd was his first name and Duc was his last name. But in keeping with Asian naming conventions, his last name came first. So, officially, it was Duc Terd.
In trying to be polite, I called him Mr. Duc. But he insisted that I call him Terd. He said that every one called him Terd. I felt a little strange calling him Terd, but what ever.
I wondered if he understood the meaning of his name in English, but, I was sure that someone had explained it to him.