Perhaps if we were only to consider that point, then potentially he might seem unprepared to some. IMO once he messed up the first time, he stumbled. Undoubtedly. However, he seemed to be pretty familiar with the motions and the application of the 1st and 6th amendments and was able to roll over Stoel pretty well, so I'm guessing he had prepared. And I'm going to focus on the law, the decisions on motions and objections, and how he conducts the case - imo that will tell us how well he does.Imo, though I am sure that is not the case, it made him APPEAR to be completely unprepared for the hearing.
And I would also say that Kernodle, while possibly not difficult to pronounce phonetically, is extremely unusual based on information from the US Census:
I found this on a Google search, but not sure what I can link here. Based on US Census Bureau data the estimated population of people named KERNODLE is 765, the rank is 32,939 and the proportion per 100k Americans named KERNODLE is 0.24.
I've certainly never heard it, and that's not odd since only 765 or so Kernodles exist in the US.