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    Nov 7, 2014

    19 Struggles People Named "Ahmed" Understand

    For the last time, it's never been Akhmed.

    1. Your name is beautiful, but people always try to sneak a harsh KHHHHHH sound into your name.

    2. Because you have an Arabic name, people assume you're fluent.

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    And ethnically Arab, even if you're not.

    3. There are so many cultures with different ways to pronounce your name — Arab, South Asian, Turkish, American — that you start feeling schizophrenic.

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    4. You and your friend group settle on one way of pronouncing Ahmed...

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    5. ...then you meet someone of another culture who thinks the way you say your name is totally hilarious.

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    6. People don't stop asking you if they're saying it wrong. Some just give up hope of ever saying it right.

    Back home, people could never pronounce my little brother Ahmed's name: Ahamed, Akmed, Akhhmed, Awmed. We just ended up calling him Chris.

    Mustafa@mhfaeFollow

    Back home, people could never pronounce my little brother Ahmed's name: Ahamed, Akmed, Akhhmed, Awmed.

    We just ended up calling him Chris.

    8:10 AM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7. Ahmed is extremely common as a first, middle and last name. And sometimes all three at the same time.

    *hits blunt* If my first name Ahmed and my last name Ahmed. Am I just Ahmed squared?

    The Dark Knight@Ahmed_Ahmed_15Follow

    *hits blunt*

    If my first name Ahmed and my last name Ahmed. Am I just Ahmed squared?

    2:43 PM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8. The battle between Ahmad and Ahmed is real.

    Ahmed Ali Akbar
    Ahmed Ali Akbar

    9. Even though you have one of the most popular names in the world, the Internet has a way of making you feel utterly alone.

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    10. And the only celebrity who shared your name for most of the 90s was this guy: Ahmed Johnson.

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    AND HIS REAL NAME ISN'T EVEN AHMED.

    11. The other popular usage of your name is so vile and wrong, you dare not speak it's name.

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    Burn it with fire.

    12. People ask you if it's okay if they call you something other than Ahmed but they're generally not real names.

    I often remember an old friend of my dad's who was in his 80's & couldn't pronounce Ahmed so he used to call and ask for Almond

    thxgvng internet dad@FauxgyptianFollow

    I often remember an old friend of my dad's who was in his 80's & couldn't pronounce Ahmed so he used to call and ask for Almond

    6:09 PM - 01 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Also common: Omelette. Armand. "A."

    13. You answer to the name "Muhammad."

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    They are pretty much the same name technically.

    14. Your name sometimes produces strong emotional reactions from people. Like the government.

    I don't need a Halloween name. 'Saladin Ahmed' scares America enough on its own.

    Saladin Ahmed@saladinahmedFollow

    I don't need a Halloween name. 'Saladin Ahmed' scares America enough on its own.

    11:48 AM - 23 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15. You can never tell when your name will set off red flags.

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    Please explain your reference to "Ahmed."

    16. When you go to the airport, the agent or kiosk goes through all the steps of checking in, until they look at your name....

    17. ...and the agent tells you that your name was flagged for suspicion because it was on a list of "bad" names.

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    There are a lot of bad dudes named Ted, John and Rick too.

    18. And oh yeah, sometimes baristas misspell your name.

    Ahmed Ali Akbar

    19. But that's pretty much the least of your problems.

    Amed, Akhmed, Achmed, Aamed.. Heard everything except my actual name #ArabProblems

    Black ExS @Black_ExSFollow

    Amed, Akhmed, Achmed, Aamed..

    Heard everything except my actual name #ArabProblems

    8:29 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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