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Need last names that are synonyms for goodbye.
November 11, 2006 11:16 AM   Subscribe

I need famous people whose last names are synonyms of "goodbye."

Examples:
Evin Bayh (bye)
Jerry Garcia (see ya)
Christian Slater (later)
Mahatma Gandhi (gone)

.... ok the last one is a stretch, but that's why I need you hivemind
posted by matkline to Writing & Language (32 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Lea Salonga (no worse than Ghandi!)

I can't think of a famous person named Chow...
posted by wryly at 11:24 AM on November 11, 2006


/PedanicFilter
By "synonyms", I think you must mean "rhymes".

posted by nakedcodemonkey at 11:39 AM on November 11, 2006


Richard Gere was here.
posted by LoriFLA at 11:40 AM on November 11, 2006


...er, "pedantic". I suck.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 11:41 AM on November 11, 2006


(homophones of synonyms!)
posted by soma lkzx at 11:41 AM on November 11, 2006


soma lkzx has it actually, "homophones of synonyms" indeed
posted by matkline at 11:43 AM on November 11, 2006


Grant Goodeve?
posted by Opposite George at 11:45 AM on November 11, 2006


August Horch?

No? How about the Latin version of his name: Audi!

Outta here like Vladimir...
posted by bink at 11:56 AM on November 11, 2006


I don't know how "famous" he is, but there's a comics artist named Steve Leialoha.
posted by divka at 12:00 PM on November 11, 2006


Oh, and there's a bunch of people in IMDB with the last name Chao.....

(We have a friend whose brother is not-so-famous actor with that last name, but I can't remember for the life of me what his first name is. He's in that list somewhere, I'd bet!)
posted by divka at 12:05 PM on November 11, 2006


Chow Yun Fat
posted by MsMolly at 12:05 PM on November 11, 2006


Only moderately famous, and not a homophone (well, an identity homophone, I suppose ), but Ed Bye?
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:11 PM on November 11, 2006


Maud Gonne
posted by pracowity at 12:15 PM on November 11, 2006


(Lil') Bow Wow
Zadora, Pia (or Karmann Ghia)
Simone de Beauvoir
Diamonds by De Beers
posted by rob511 at 12:24 PM on November 11, 2006


George Wendt
posted by gfrobe at 12:38 PM on November 11, 2006


Freddy Adu
posted by Robert Angelo at 12:44 PM on November 11, 2006


The last name of the singer Sade is also Adu, though she is generally known just by her first name
posted by Robert Angelo at 12:46 PM on November 11, 2006


Elaine Chao's pretty famous.
posted by box at 1:07 PM on November 11, 2006


Manu Chao.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:14 PM on November 11, 2006


Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer / Kung Fu Hustle)
posted by blag at 1:37 PM on November 11, 2006


My understanding is that Maud Gonne pronounced her name "gun".
posted by Phlogiston at 1:41 PM on November 11, 2006


Yeah, like Donne. I was just going on the spelling, trying to improve on the Gandhi of the question.
posted by pracowity at 1:55 PM on November 11, 2006


What about Lee Ving?
posted by jozxyqk at 1:59 PM on November 11, 2006


John Donne
posted by alms at 2:01 PM on November 11, 2006


Josh Peace
posted by nitsuj at 2:40 PM on November 11, 2006


Maud Gonne, beloved of WB Yeats
posted by londongeezer at 4:04 PM on November 11, 2006


Michael Vale.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 6:11 PM on November 11, 2006


Simone de Beauvoir and Freddy Adu are great answers.

Robert Goulet (Good Day)
Phil Knight ('Night)
Sir Gawain the Good Knight (Goodnight)
Flea?
posted by Rock Steady at 6:41 PM on November 11, 2006


Cyrano (like sayonara?)
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:47 PM on November 11, 2006


Will Ferrell?
posted by washburn at 12:08 AM on November 12, 2006


Deng Xiaoping (ciao)?
Jim Hoffa, Barry Imhoff (i'm off)?
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (toodle-oo)?
posted by progosk at 3:50 AM on November 12, 2006


May I ask WHY you need this?
posted by jlowen at 11:36 AM on November 12, 2006


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