The word ”Kyriakos” sounds not only funny in Persian but very vulgar too.
According to Google translate service, when someone pronounces ”Kyr” in Persian, he or she is referring to the penis!
As if this wasn’t enough, the next syllable of the Greek PM’s name, ”ia”, is the sound someone makes in order to say ”or”.
Now, whether you want to believe it or not, ”kos”, which is the last syllable of the name Kyriakos, is a boorish term in the Persian language, which refers to a derogatory term that translates to the English swear word that begins with a ”c” and ends with a ”t”.
Apparently the translation becomes Dick Celt.
No wonder no one would say it.