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If I ask you what the most German (sounding) name is that you know, what would that be?

Asked by rebbel (35547points) May 7th, 2021
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The most iconic, (in)famous. Doesn’t have to be from Germany.
I’m Dutch and have a German sounding name, but as far as I know I don’t have/had relatives from my Eastern neighbours.

I say Schwarzenegger.

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Maximilian Schacmann.

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Oscar Mayer.
I don’t know if it is German, but sounds like it could be.

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Helmut Schmidt

Adolf Schickelgruber

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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First name: Gunther

Last name: there are so many. Hermann, Schmidt, Schneider, just to name a few.

@chyna You made me curious about him. He was German. Born in Neresheim, Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire. Here’s the Wikipedia It’s interesting.

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Johann Sebastian Bach.
Manfred von Richthofen.
Ferdinand von Zeppelin.
Siegfried, Helga or Frederick.

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Gunther Dieter

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for a woman, Adelheid.

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There is a whole movie franchise about Werner

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Gunter. (Pronounced “Goonter”)

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^^ I went to school with a guy with that name. I think his last name was Maneuver.

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Our Amish communities have some neat German names like Joder. The first names are usually biblical. Like Mary Yoder.

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Hedwig of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

(It’s those long and difficult-to-pronounce royal houses that I thought of first).

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Gertfried Krusenbart-Wolfskropp?

It just has to have that beautifully raspy sound of doom.

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^love it!

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Werner Klemperer. Hochstetter.

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My name is German.

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Andy Pandy.

(Obviously, I don’t know many German names).

In 8th and 9th grade, I did go steady, albeit briefly, with a girl whose last name was Fiser.

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Pst pst @Yellowdog she may have been Swiss or Czech.

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Doubt she was Swiss. She claimed to be German. but I suspect Czech since it is a Czechoslovakian form of a German surname.

She also had a pet Czechoslovakian Wolfhound, which was a dead giveaway.

(because she gave it away after it died)

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Klaus von Munchausen

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Von Herrman


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