St Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate for the Irish, and Google even changes for today.
So many people have thought I am Irish, and my name is spelled like in this family crest.
I always spell my name - Dave Ohara, but people will sneak an apostrophe in. Recently I was visiting AT&T and an admin escorted me to a meeting. I told her, I bet you thought I was an Irishman. (embarrassingly) Yes. How’d you know? Because when you came down you talked to the security guard and she pointed at me. You were looking for a red haired Irishman and couldn’t find me in the lobby.. I then told her various stories of how others thought I was Irish. The best is when I worked at Apple and a tooling engineer was in Japan visiting Mitsubishi, and he was telling them a new person joined the team, Dave O’Hara. The Japanese were telling him that Dave Ohara is a Japanese person. No, O’Hara is a popular Irish name and I was Irish.
Maybe if people could read this 小原 which is Ohara in Kanji (Japanese Writing) they would think I was Japanese.
Doesn’t really bother me that people think I am Irish. I had some Irish Stew for lunch and a Guinness is in fridge.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!