During Cape Coral's annual Oktoberfest, I had the pleasure of driving this enthusiastic and happy couple, Nicole and Ingo! Originally from Germany, they certainly enjoy and appreciate the festivities at the German-American Club on Pine Island Road. With delicious food, great entertainment, rousing music and a variety of liquid refreshment, they attend Oktoberfest each year! Ingo is a Scandinavian/Germanic name that is the male version of Inga. Ingo means "protected by Yngvi"
Late one night I received a ride request from Nathaly. En route to her pick up location I kept looking at her unique name and trying to determine the correct pronunciation. As she entered the car and I awkwardly greeted her as "Nath-ily", she quickly corrected me. "Oh, I'm Natalie. Thanks for picking me up." In my mind I could not get past the typical sound of a "th" blend, and the pronunciation of "Nath-ily". I inquired about the unique spelling of her name and she explained
One of my recent passengers was a young mother with her lovely daughter. They both had very interesting names, with even more interesting pronunciations! Mom's name is Evelia (Ee-veel-ya; rhymes with Amelia). She was named after her mother, Eve, and her grandmother, Delia. Originally from Chicago, Evelia moved to Florida as a child. She graduated from Fort Myers High and enjoys working with, and meeting new people. She LOVES her job as an assistant manager of a 7-11 in Cape C
Recently I had the pleasure of driving Niraj (Neer-aj) to the airport in Fort Myers. Originally from India, Niraj has lived in several US cities and Canada. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and ten year old, twin daughters. After earning a Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering in India, Niraj came to the United States for further studies, including a Masters in Business Administration. He now works in the television and media industry. Although Niraj
While driving Uber last night I decided to take photos of passengers who dressed up for Halloween. With Dixie Road House as the "hot spot" for great costumes, I took the roll of "man on the street". I invited some of the best dressed to join the Uber Namez Halloween Photo Edition. Enjoy this gallery of creative Halloween costumes! Rick and Unity (from Rick and Morty) This couple was en route to the costume competition at Dixie Road House. I later found out that they failed to