Lagniappe: Louisiana Surnames
So, you've become thoroughly confused because your neighbor spells his name Roger Roger; but pronounces it Roger Rojay. And the guy down the street, Richard Richard, is really Richard Reeshard.
These are just a few of the tongue-tangling surnames for a newcomer to South Louisiana. Here is a list of some of the most common South Louisiana names that may give trouble to a newcomer, along with a guide to their usual pronunciation.