I used to have a co-worker of Korean origin with the last name Oh. Unless she is a descendant of that same immigrant, I'd imagine that Oh is a pretty standard transcription of O.
[And it did create misunderstandings. Several times I'd say "You need to speak to [first name] Oh," and people would ask what her full name was, apparently assuming that O. was just an initial used to differentiate her from another person with that first name. The fact that we *did* have another person with the same first name in the office didn't help a bit :)]
~ Ivayla, skillfully disguised as a responsible adult
This message was edited by the author on March 26, 2007 at 5:31:11 PM