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Spelling of a Polish name?

kelvin 101    
1 Jan 2017  #1
Hi everyone

I was wondering if someone could help me, I was watching a clip of EastEnders and man mentions his Polish name in the clip

but I cannot find the spelling its at 1 minute and 20 seconds.

NoToForeigners 6 | 969    
1 Jan 2017  #2
Would gladly help but the video isn't working on Android devices nor playstation :)
OP kelvin 101    
1 Jan 2017  #3
Sorry I should have mentioned it only works on Desktop or Laptop.

Or wait the clip is on YouTube as well.
Vincent 9 | 800  Moderator  
1 Jan 2017  #4
Sounds like Włodzisław or something very similar.
OP kelvin 101    
1 Jan 2017  #5

Would Włodzisław be a last name or first name?
Vincent 9 | 800  Moderator  
1 Jan 2017  #6
AFAIK it's a first name, maybe not too common.
NoToForeigners 6 | 969    
1 Jan 2017  #7
It sounds like "Woldow". It's definitely not Polish name nor surname so most likely producers didn't do their homework. Sounds like Russian surname. In fact that actor doesn't even look Polish to me.
Gshegosh - | 8    
1 Jan 2017  #8
I hear "Woldoch" /voldokh/ being a family name. There are Polish names of "Wałdoch" /valdokh/ so it's the nearest possible shot.
OP kelvin 101    
1 Jan 2017  #9
The actor does claim to speak some Polish
NoToForeigners 6 | 969    
1 Jan 2017  #10
@kelvin 101
He's just a Canadian with some accent skills :)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,496    
1 Jan 2017  #11
I hear "Woldoch"

That's what it sounds like to me too.
23 Jan 2017  #12
Pretending to be a Pole, in my guess, he was trying to say "Waldek" but instead he said "Woldach".
Name Waldek, is a short version of Waldemar, Polish first name.
Sandyfeet 2 | 7    
4 Apr 2019  #13

Polish spelling of Skimanski or alternatives

Is there an alternative spelling of Skimanski during the 1844-1900 period? Maybe Shimanski??

I ask because on searching this site "" only 2 Skimanski appear. I thought this would be a more common name so am i spelling it correctly?

Thanks for any help.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,496    
4 Apr 2019  #14
only 2 Skimanski appear.

Maybe it's a rare name.

Maybe Shimanski??

Spelling on documents was often butchered, so it's definitely possible. If it turns out to be this, also check out Szymański

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