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"Seven Costanza" And Other Unusual Names

Thu May 03, 2007 8:14 am

I could not believe my eyes when I heard this. I was recently in Hongkong and I ventured out for a drink one evening. Ended up meeting a girl named... Seven. Just Seven. Not six, not eight. Seven. The only thing I could think of was George Costanza trying to convince his fiancee's cousin to pick Soda over Seven for their kid's name.

I also remembered that a few weeks before I was in Shanghai and I met this guy named Lemon.

So, what are some of the more unusual names you have encountered?

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Thu May 03, 2007 8:19 am

Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
Lemon

That's weird, I also knew a Lemon. There was also a kid I knew that was named Jesus with his middle name Christ.

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Thu May 03, 2007 8:21 am

Fyn-Kevin, Ronny, Mirko, Raiko, Maik (pronounced rather like "Mike"), Bonke, Tomke, Gertje in Germany, as well as "Ida Briana Marlin", "Tiziana Minerva Gwendolin" and "Thaddäus Magnus Kasimir" for children born in this millennium

Wagner (like the surname), Reno (like the river Rhine in Portuguese), Ruslandia (reminds you of the German word for "Russia"), Zulailde, Wilker in Brazil

If I had a better memory for odd names, the Brazilian list would probably be two pages long.
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Thu May 03, 2007 8:36 am

When I was living in Oakland I went out with a sister named Chavette. I wanted to ask her where she was conceived but I think she could have taken me down.
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Thu May 03, 2007 8:41 am

Too bad she didn't have a sister named soda!
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Thu May 03, 2007 8:43 am

Once I saw in a TV report about Russia that people in some village named their kids "Electricity" when some nuclear power plant was built next to them in the 70's.  Silly

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
Fyn

I like this name actually, but only without the "-Kevin" or any other second name.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
"Ida Briana Marlin"

Briana is actually a nice name if it is the only first name, some years ago I fucked a girl with that name in Las Vegas. Big grin

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
"Tiziana Minerva Gwendolin" and "Thaddäus Magnus Kasimir"

These names are just beyond believe, seriously, how can someone give a kid such a ridiculous name? I think that my middle name is already ridiculous and needless, actually I am a bit angry that my parents decided for it. I never use my second name, even not when I have to sign important things at my employer, my bank, etc.

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Thu May 03, 2007 8:49 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
some years ago I fucked a girl with that name in Las Vegas.

You remember the names of all girls you fucked?  Wow!

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
I think that my middle name is already ridiculous and needless, actually I am a bit angry that my parents decided for it.

What is your second name?

[Edited 2007-05-03 01:49:56]
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Thu May 03, 2007 8:59 am

I once knew a girl called Wednesday. Very odd
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Thu May 03, 2007 9:30 am

When my Dad was doing his PhD he was collecting field data from primary school children in Malawi. I helped him a little bit here and there and there were no end of ridiculous names. "Postoffice Jackson" "Superior Kennedy" and other hilarious names. Keep in mind this was in rural Malawi almost ten years ago!

If you want stupid names watch the NFL; "Jeremetrius Coles" and "Plaxico Burres" spring to mind.

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Thu May 03, 2007 9:34 am

Quoting YOWza (Reply 8):
When my Dad was doing his PhD he was collecting field data from primary school children in Malawi. I helped him a little bit here and there and there were no end of ridiculous names. "Postoffice Jackson" "Superior Kennedy" and other hilarious names. Keep in mind this was in rural Malawi almost ten years ago!

That's hilarious. When I was working in Cameroun, I realized that the people do their best to prevent the forgetting of ancient and medivial English and French names!
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Thu May 03, 2007 9:43 am

Can't Stand Ya'

Any relation to George?  Wink
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 10:10 am

Stormy Night, which is very...interesting.

Some people say that my name (either just the last or the full name) is very odd. I get comments and retarded jokes from everyone, including life-long friends to TSA agents and professors.

Everyone remembers it though.

EDIT: Also, in MT I knew a guy named Jack Ass (He changed it to that legally, though.) and another man who's name was "Harry Legg." Harry did not change his name, however. Seems his parents had a sense of humor.

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Thu May 03, 2007 10:27 am

There's someone working at my company with the last name "Fuksman"... it's Russian, I think.

Quoting YOWza (Reply 8):
If you want stupid names watch the NFL

How about WR's Taco Wallace (last played for SEA in 2005) and Yo Murphy (currently playing in Canada)?

Does Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala still play?
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Thu May 03, 2007 10:30 am

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 11):
that my name (either just the last or the full name) is very odd

You know, I've always wondered about your last name, its just so out of normality. lol. It's alright though, I think its cool
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Thu May 03, 2007 10:31 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 1):
There was also a kid I knew that was named Jesus with his middle name Christ.

While someone with the first and middle name Jesus Christ would have a very odd name, here in Latin America, Jesus (or rather Jesús) is a very common name.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
If I had a better memory for odd names, the Brazilian list would probably be two pages long.

Indeed. I have a co-worker who does support in Portuguese, and she is constantly amazed by the odd names many Brazilians have.

That being said, what the hell is wrong with parents in these last decades? What's with the obsession for such "unique" names? As I've said many times over, if I have kids, I'll be very conservative and choose with my girlfriend/wife a name for the kid that is not only as common as possible, but also a name that would not make the kid subject to mockery. There are enough good names around, so I don't get why people get exited with those odd names that may seem like names used to punish the kid for just being conceived.
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 10:36 am

What about Mr. Orifice??

http://www.speakforsuccess.org/testimonials.html

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Thu May 03, 2007 10:47 am

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 13):

Out of normality indeed. Thank you for sidestepping the normal hideous joke that goes along with my name.  Smile
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 11:00 am

Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
I could not believe my eyes when I heard this. I was recently in Hongkong and I ventured out for a drink one evening. Ended up meeting a girl named... Seven. Just Seven. Not six, not eight. Seven.

Asian girl probably got the name from Star Trek Voyager. . .The Borg who was taken by Captain Janeway is named Seven of Nine but all the crew members call her Seven. She's preeeetty Big grin



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Thu May 03, 2007 11:03 am

Here she is! Lt. Tom Paris and Borg drone Seven of Nine. . .

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Thu May 03, 2007 11:15 am

Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 18):
Seven of Nine

Well, that's just her short Borg name (her shortest name being just Seven). Her full name is: Seven of Nine, Terciary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01, aka Annika Hansen.  Wink
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 11:32 am

Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
So, what are some of the more unusual names you have encountered?

I knew a girl many years ago that was named Chiquita like the banana company.

Quoting YOWza (Reply 8):
If you want stupid names watch the NFL; "Jeremetrius Coles" and "Plaxico Burres" spring to mind.

Or JaMarcus Russell, Marshawn Lynch, Le'Ron McClain, Syndric Steptoe (WTF?!), Montavis Pitts, Deshawn Wynn, and Martrez Milner...and those were all from this year's NFL draft. Plus, let's not forget D'Brickashaw Ferguson from last year.
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Thu May 03, 2007 1:06 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 19):
Well, that's just her short Borg name (her shortest name being just Seven). Her full name is: Seven of Nine, Terciary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01, aka Annika Hansen.

My mistake  tongue  My partner is a Trekkie so I've only seen a couple of episodes. . .Heh.



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Thu May 03, 2007 1:36 pm

In high school, the sister of a friend of mine was named Patty. A guy in her class with the last name of Pigg was fond of her. She wouldn't even go out with him in case something more serious came of it.  silly 
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Thu May 03, 2007 3:14 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
Zulailde

Sounds like a Turkish name to me

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 20):
Chiquita

Diminutive of Chica = girl.

Actually the registrars in Germany have a list of officially accepted names (even if some of them sound quite old fashioned). If you want to give your child an unusual name, you'll have to prove that it is a real name, e.g. back in secondary school I had a classmate name Sabeth. The parents (who were Germans, but worked for almost a decade in Turkey) had to prove that Sabeth was a real Turkish name and not just an abreviation for Elisabeth.
Another thing is that many people here name their children with their second name e.g. after some ancestor, e.g. my sister's (first name: Eva) second name is Luise, a name which many today would fiend quite oldfashioned, but it is the name of our greatgrandmother, who passed away just before she was born. Also, my daughter's second name is Else, also quite oldfashioned, but it's the name of my maternal grandmother, who also died just a few months before she was born.
My brother's second name is Bertold, after the famous German poet Bertold Brecht.

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Thu May 03, 2007 6:08 pm

There was a Kid at school called "SevenFleet" Banarasi.  Smile
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Thu May 03, 2007 11:35 pm

Well...here in Latin America strange and ugly names are common, specially in people with less money. A recent reseach made by an important University here in Colombia showed that people with strange name has less job opportunities for example.
A list here in spanish names could be endless but one guy here in my city is called as the football team, quite strange for name!!!
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Thu May 03, 2007 11:44 pm

The Hendricks sisters from my high school days:
Tonjaleria
Estralida
Malaria (yes, that's spelled correctly)
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Fri May 04, 2007 12:25 am

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 6):
You remember the names of all girls you fucked?

Not all but the most.  Wink

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 6):
What is your second name?

I'll tell you the name when Eintracht Frankfurt becomes Deutscher Meister.  Wink

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Fri May 04, 2007 12:33 am

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 6):

You remember the names of all girls you fucked?

Well he does have to ask who to make the check out to.. Wink
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Fri May 04, 2007 12:42 am

A woman who works for my mother: Eunice Jadlocki

An indonesian Engineer my father worked with: Datsen Datsun Datsan

My friend's mother: Candy Moose

An old friend: Autumn Faugg (pronounced fog)

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Fri May 04, 2007 12:48 am

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 23):
Diminutive of Chica = girl.

That's all well and good but she was a black girl from a family who didnt know Spanish or have any links to hispanic culture. She was most definitely named after the bananas.

Quoting TSS (Reply 26):
The Hendricks sisters from my high school days:
Tonjaleria
Estralida
Malaria (yes, that's spelled correctly)
Toy

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess they were black girls.  Wink
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Fri May 04, 2007 12:55 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 30):
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess they were black girls.  Wink 

I'm not going to answer that except to say that I attended high school in the western section of Birmingham, Alabama. Big grin
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Fri May 04, 2007 12:56 am

there are tons of people ive interviewed with great names. some of which -should- be urban legends.

BUT

the best one ...

is some guy legally changed his name to Shimmy Jimmy.
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Fri May 04, 2007 12:57 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 27):
Quoting Mrniji (Reply 6):
You remember the names of all girls you fucked?
Not all but the most.

So that means you forgot the other one? Big grin

Quoting TSS (Reply 26):
Toy

Now THAT is a decent name for a girl...  rotfl 
Kind of shows you where your place in life is...  duck 

I remember a case where some parents opted to name her daughter "Pepsi-Carola". Was denied, though, IIRC.
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Fri May 04, 2007 1:35 am

Quoting TSS (Reply 31):
I'm not going to answer that except to say that I attended high school in the western section of Birmingham, Alabama.

Your non-answer gave me my answer.  Wink Thanks. BTW...Jess Lanier HS? or a different one? I graduated from Grissom up in Huntsville.
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Fri May 04, 2007 1:37 am

Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
Other Unusual Names

I've seen the name Justin Tyme a few times.
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Fri May 04, 2007 3:18 am

Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
So, what are some of the more unusual names you have encountered?

Humph! Amateurs! Parts of my family come from the province of Manabi in Ecuador, where the local sport is to give your children weird names.

Have a good laugh by reading this article:

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/dowbrig...1/09/the-kingdom-of-strange-names/
 
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Fri May 04, 2007 3:32 am

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 36):
Humph! Amateurs! Parts of my family come from the province of Manabi in Ecuador, where the local sport is to give your children weird names.

Have a good laugh by reading this article

I particularly liked the one named Debraska. Modify that a little bit to D'Braska and you'll have a guaranteed middle linebacker for your football team.  Wink
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Fri May 04, 2007 3:40 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 27):
I'll tell you the name when Eintracht Frankfurt becomes Deutscher Meister.

And that ain't gonna happen for at least another 20 years.  Wink  duck 
 
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Fri May 04, 2007 4:30 am

If you want to hear odd sounding names (by western standards) go to Indonesia. I think their president has the coolest name for a world leader, Susilo Bambamg Yudhoyono. The former president was a runner up, Megawatti Sutrinaputri.
 
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Fri May 04, 2007 4:37 am



I can't believe nobody's mentioned the NASCAR driver, Dick Trickle.

I was about to google his name for a pic, but I'm not sure I want the search results....


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Sat May 05, 2007 12:50 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 34):
Your non-answer gave me my answer.  Wink  Thanks.

You're most welcome, Sir.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 34):
BTW...Jess Lanier HS? or a different one?

Ensley High School, actually. Big grin
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Sat May 05, 2007 11:58 am

I know a Misty Rainbow Forest and a Vanilla Blue. Seriously.
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