Very few people in this world are happy with their names. Many complain of their names being too common or too old-fashioned, while several others complain of their names being too complicated and unpronounceable. You could be one of them and if you are, then you must have wished for a better and different name.

Well, be careful of what you wish for. Your name may be common or unpronounceable, but at least it doesn’t sound like the deadliest virus of the decade, i.e. COVID. There are people who have this misfortune and one such guy took to social media to share his ordeal.

Kovid Kapoor On His Name Being Similar To COVID

Kovid Kapoor is the co-founder of the travel website Holidify. His name sounds like COVID that creates confusion among people and gives them an opportunity to make jokes. Thankfully for him, he takes them in good humor and doesn’t get offended.

He posted a tweet on January 4th about how people abroad got amused by his name. The tweet got viral and he then shared several other anecdotes about his name.

kovid kapoor

He shared how managing a travel business has been tough during the pandemic. However, his name was a good starting point in any conversation and was also better than small talk. When life gives you lemons, this is how you make lemonade.

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Most of us have gotten our names messed up at Starbucks one time or the other. But imagine your name being so different that the staff actually told it to others and they started laughing and you have to now use a fake name.

It’s a joke that will probably not get old for the rest of my lifetime, so I’ve made my peace with it,” he said upon asking if the jokes ever bother him.

Sometimes, though, when I’m in no mood for a conversation—while getting a coffee, booking a table reservation, I use an alternative name—Kabir Kapoor—so that there’s no chance of talking about it.”

Kovid having a corona beer..there had to be jokes about it

His name is actually pronounced as Kovid with a soft D rather than a hard D.


Kovid admits that he did not have a negative experience because of his name. Many Asians had to face discrimination during the pandemic simply because COVID originated from China. That was thankfully not what happened with him.

I was in Sri Lanka and people were nothing but extremely nice—and they were always pleasantly/mildly amused with the name. But thankfully no negative incident,” he said.

So, if you are named Kovid or if you know someone with the same name, let us know in the comments section your experience of the same.

Sources: Indian Express, Hindustan Times, India Today

Image Sources: Google Images

Find The Blogger: @TinaGarg18

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