One of the US presidential hopefuls is named Barack Hussein Obama. Not the best name to run on, considering the names of a couple American foils, but I haven’t seen too many people make the obvious derisions.
More poignant is the case of one Osama Al-Najjar. He started to have problems in high school after people started mocking him for his name, which needless to say, generated a lot of uncomfortability* in the classroom. As an added bonus, it was his teachers who would make the jokes, while he never got any grief from fellow students.
Here’s an example of what he went through:
“This one time in gym I was sitting and it was the beginning of the semester and [the teacher] said, ‘Where’s Osama?’ and I said, ‘Right here.’ And he goes, ‘I thought you’d be in back of a cave somewhere.”
(For some reason, I laughed at that one, but it’s not even that good.)