I bet you a souvlaki with all the trimmings that your friends name is Haralampos Haralambous and that he is a Greek Cypriot :)
Actually the names Petros
) and Pavlos
) share the same name day as Apostolos
, being all JC's Apostles!
The funniest case of Greeks I know who have reluctantly adopted "user-friendly" names is a friend called Triantafyllos. He works at an international company in Athens, and allows foreign colleagues 'n' customers to call him Frank
. We all make sure to incessantly pester him about that :)