Would you accept Tea/tea (Tea being the actress Tea Leoni, pronounced “tee-ah” or “tay-ah”)?
Or Ralph (actor Fiennes, pronounced “Rayfe”)/ralph (as in vomit).
Here’s a list I found online (they’re called “capitonyms”):
•Ares: God of War; ares: Plural of metric unit of area.
•August: Eighth calendar month; august: Important.
•Begin: Russian-born Israeli politician; begin: To start.
•Bund: Federation; bund: Irrigation embankment.
•Chou: Chinese dynasty; chou: Type of pastry.
•Degas: French painter and sculptor; degas: To remove gas.
•Embarrass: River in eastern Illinois; embarrass: Mortify.
•Ewe: A people and language Africa; ewe: Female sheep.
•Job: Author of a Biblical book; job: Employment.
•Junker: Member of Prussian aristocracy; junker: Old car.
•Lima: Capital of Peru; lima: Type of bean.
•Liver: Comedy duo The Liver Birds; liver: Human internal organ.
•Magdalen: Oxford college; magdalen: Reformed prostitute.
•Male: Capital of the Maldives; male: A gender.
•Manes: Deified spirits of Roman dead; manes: Plural of mane.
•Natal: Region of southeast Africa; natal: Relating to birth.
•Nice: French City; nice: Pleasant.
•Polish: Relating to Poland; polish: To make shine.
•Rainier: Volcanic peak in Washington; rainier: More rainy.
•Reading: Borough in England; reading: Comprehending writing.
•Said: Egyptian port; said: Spoken.
•Scone: Village of central Scotland ; scone: Biscuitlike pastry.
•Seat: Car manufacturer; seat: Chair.
•Slough: A borough in England; slough: Dead skin of reptile.
•Tang: Chinese dynasty; tang: Sharp Flavour.
•Worms: City in southwest Germany; worms: Plural of worm.
There’s an august event in August.
Téa Leoni has a cute accent, though.
As far as I’m concerned she’s got all kinds of cute things
Good point…however there’s also actress Tea Falco (spelled without an accent mark).
Post edited to death because:
Home/home. For amusing historical reasons, the name is most often pronounced “Hume.”
Not quite the same, but the state is Ar-kan-saw and the river is the Ar-kansas. For most speakers.