Hello Ladies and Gents!
This has been bothering me for the last couple of years. When I was 16-17y old I had a problem with explaining my US/UK friends how to pronounce my surname - "Wieczorek". After few failed attempts I decided I should look it up in dictionary and find the translation.
The word "Wieczorek" im my language (polish) means the diminutivation of word "Evening". It's not said if it's "Soiree" kind of evening or not - it's the word just by itself. And it doesn't sound like diminutive, actually it sounds pretty hard.
So my question is: is it ok to use the word "Soiree"? I mean, does it sounds ok? Have You ever heard this surname in english spoken countries?
(Ofc I'm not talking about using it officially ;) )