Chevrolet couldn't sell Novas in Mexico, because Nova in Spanish means, "won't go." The last Communist leader in Poland before the fall was named "Grabski" One of the most popular names for girls in Vietnam is "Dung." The head of the French army during WWI was named "Foch." The french pronounce the O in that name the way we pronounce the U in english. I just noticed that the Russian Prime minister's name means whore in Spanish and French. List proper names of people where the name in a different language means something odd, obscene, or ridiculous in any other language.