As an aside, I had to meet a customer years ago when I was on the tools. His name was Nicholas Knock, We had to be seriously careful not to shorten his Christian name... It could have easily gone south in the wrong company!
It doesn't work quite as well written down, but I remember when Dirk Kuyt first came to England, he was asked how to pronounce his surname...and if I tried to spell it out phonetically, I'm pretty sure the forum's filter would object, hence why most commentators pretty quickly anglicised it to "kite"
A few years ago Citee fans were asked to name an end to the Emptyhad, it had to be a famous player or manager, unfortunately the poll was hijacked by United fans online who voted together for City Legend Colin Bell..Sadly, the club refused to call it the Bell End.... not sure why?