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Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:34 pm

Sometimes I wonder why people don't save themselves the embarrassment and change their name by deed poll:



I also once worked with a lady named Patricia Cake ("Patty Cake")

Anyone else know anyone with an unfortunate name?
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:36 pm

Quoting IFEMaster (Thread starter):

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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:21 pm

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 1):
Whilst I usually hate to admit my own chilidsh nature, I have to confess that I almost choked on my coffee cup when I saw that picture. Silly

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Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:26 pm

I went to school with a guy named Harry Hands. Then there's NASCAR's Dick Trickle. There's literally thousands of "unfortunate" names...

William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton can be contracted to B. J. Clinton (bit of a double meaning there.)  Wink
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:27 pm

One of the reps we deal with is called "Mike Hunt". My colleague nearly choked the last time he phoned there and got him on the phone!
 
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:30 pm

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
One of the reps we deal with is called "Mike Hunt".

There was a Mike Hunt in my high school.
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:47 pm

while helping out in a homeless shelter, I met a little girl named "Virus". Her mother had just learned to read, and it was the first word she read off of the back of a medicine carton - and decided to name her daughter that.

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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:47 pm

We had an Alistair Ness - A. Ness. Allegedly he had a brother named Peter!
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:03 pm

I've seen the name Justin Tyme on occasion.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:07 pm

A friend of mine almost had an unfortunate name. His last name is Hammer and his father wanted to name him either Jack or Richard (think, Dick Hammer). Fortunately, his mother stepped in.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:09 pm

I once knew a girl called Dip Phan
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:10 pm

Well not really bad though could have been better, I went to school with a Raymond Raymond, Ruth Ruth and a Hugh Wood!
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:19 pm

Some great names at my company (all true)

Dick Goolie.

Prat Barndollar III.

Bernt Baken.
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:36 pm

I had a co-worker who went to Italy for a while, and she told us about meeting an Italian guy named Giovanni Verga. It's a true story. Those who speak Spanish will know why we all found the surname, Verga (which in turn doesn't mean anything in Italian), so funny, though I did feel sorry for him having such a name, and getting laughed at if he'd go to a Spanish speaking country.  Wink
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:45 pm

Al Cuyda (pronounced al-Qaeda)

Harry Dong

Ron Tugnutt (former NHL goalie)

JJ Putz (relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners)

Richard Stroker
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:05 pm

How about Usama, a kid from Yemen who went to my High School, luckily he played it off with "SAM".
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:32 pm

At my secondary school there ws a guy named Chris Cross, poor guy. Also one of my friends is called A. Bate... but, as you can imagine, most correspondence to him read 'Dear Master Bate' Big grin


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Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:41 pm

guy at my company is named Peter File
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:44 pm

My father used to have a lecturer called Professor Robert Sole and the sign on his door for his office read Prof.R.Sole.

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RE: Unfortunate Names

Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:57 pm

Richard Weed

And a lady whose last name was Cox, and hyphenated Ucker to the end to it.

Cox-Ucker

Funny as hell.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:04 am

Not sure is many non-British people will understand this.

When I first started secondary school there was a sixth former named.... Ian Adam Inge.


Say that quickly. Parents can be cruel.
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:08 am

I met someone named Mickey Muse once...

Talk about cruelty...
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:48 am

Brad & Angelina's daughter, Shiloh Pitt. Of course this, in itself, doesn't mean much, but when you rearrange the letters a bit.......Piloh Shit.

I'm that one will live on forever through elementary school & junior high.
 
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:00 am

My Math teacher's name is Mark Skanks.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:33 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 13):
I had a co-worker who went to Italy for a while, and she told us about meeting an Italian guy named Giovanni Verga.

Now, his parents were cruel... naming a kid after a famous writer isn't a nice thing to do. Even more cruel than the meaning of Verga...

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 13):
Those who speak Spanish will know why we all found the surname, Verga (which in turn doesn't mean anything in Italian)

Actually, I can quite imagine what it means in Spanish - in Italian it still has a meaning, but nothing as funny as in Spanish (literally "stick, tree branch").

There was a funny name, unfortunately in Italian, which could be found on the phone directory until recently: Capezzoli Rosa. Literally: Pink Nipples  Smile
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:46 am

My roommate's first and middle names are James Robert (Jim-Bob). Got quite a laugh out of it.
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:24 am

I met a guy years ago who was called John Thomas. Funnier part was that he was bald.  Wink
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:05 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):
Also one of my friends is called A. Bate... but, as you can imagine, most correspondence to him read 'Dear Master Bate'

Ah yes, the old...

"... introducing Mr. and Mrs. Bates and their son, Master Bates"  eyepopping 

I don't know if they're true but I did hear of some good ones from the Telegraph's Births section... allegedly. A Mr. and Mrs. Barr named their son Handel and a Mr. and Mrs. Kirtin named their daughter Anette.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:21 am

Back in the early 90's in my high school in RUN, we had a family that fled Syria because of the 1st Gulf War, and they were french speaking so their son ended up in my class for a few month:

Family name: Houssein
First name: Saddam

Almost the same pronunciation as the old bastard that once ruled Iraq, poor kid, it was tough on him...
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:21 am

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 25):
My roommate's first and middle names are James Robert (Jim-Bob). Got quite a laugh out of it.

how about the actual name, JimBob?


other unfortunate names?
Larry
Frank
Fred
Timmy
Jimmy
Johnny
Earl
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:38 am

Quoting Stlgph (Reply 29):
other unfortunate names?
Larry
Frank
Fred
Timmy
Jimmy
Johnny
Earl
Scary Spice

Hang on! Im called Fred, hehe!

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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:42 pm

Quoting Flipdewaf (Reply 30):
Hang on! Im called Fred, hehe!

And I'm Frank! Could my parents have given me any more of an old-fashioned name?
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:44 pm

Richard "Dick" Armey. Family Guy had fun with that one.
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:47 pm

Gaylord makes me giggle at times. Although I must say, Gaylord's in Kauai is awesome.
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:50 pm

Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 20):
When I first started secondary school there was a sixth former named.... Ian Adam Inge.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 
 
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:05 pm

Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 20):
When I first started secondary school there was a sixth former named.... Ian Adam Inge.

Care to explain to this non-British? I tried to get my head around this one but I really don't get it. I repeated it quickly lots of times and I still can't see what the joke is... ???

Sean Connery has an unfortunate name, but only for French-speakers: "connerie" means "stupidity", "bollocks", "nonsense".  Smile

Schwarzenegger is German for "black Negro" (talk about redundancy...) I'm sure it's an extremely rare name in Austria...
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:53 pm

I met somone once who worked with children at risk. One of the children he worked with had a mother who named her "Felony" because she liked the sound of the word. Felony. I'm not kidding.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:07 pm

there's an optomitrist here named Dr. Love. Kinda expected him to be an OB-GYN, but...
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:14 pm

Mr. Strange
Mr. Humpage
Ms. Panther

They're the only ones that come to mind, there are others but I guess I consider them normal now.

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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:39 pm

Quoting Toast (Reply 35):

Care to explain to this non-British? I tried to get my head around this one but I really don't get it. I repeated it quickly lots of times and I still can't see what the joke is... ???

In British slang, a minge is a vagina, so if you said "Ian Adam Inge" really fast, it sounds like "Ian had a minge (Vagina)"

Probably not funny now i've explained it, but i pissed myself at it!
 
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:44 pm

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 39):
"Ian Adam Inge" really fast, it sounds like "Ian had a minge (Vagina)"

Classic, I'm sure he went through school with no abuse!
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:46 pm

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 39):
In British slang, a minge is a vagina

Blimey, never heard that one!  Smile You learn every day! Thanks!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:58 pm

I have encountered a few unfortunate names over the years :

Carrie Beehan (she still hates her parents for that one )

Thai names often do not work well in English - I still remember one poor boy called Wankit Sukaporn - he was a lovely little kid but I really wanted to warn his mother to change his name before he turned 5 and started going to school .


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and at one of my early jobs I remember a lady by the name of Carol Johnson who had been going out with her boyfriend ( Mark Carroll) for 6 years and turned him down everytime he proposed because " I don't want to be called Carol Carroll!"
 
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:11 pm

One of my friends is named Jordan Towles. One of our classmates is named Jenna. We often laughed that if they got married, her name would be Jenna Towles. That would be brutal, but friggin hilarious!
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:01 pm

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 40):

Classic, I'm sure he went through school with no abuse!

No more than you would've if you'd have gone to an English school  Wink
 
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:15 pm

I knew of a Rusty Nail and heard tell of a guy named Scurvey Roach.
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:24 pm

Heard that a baby born in Cardiff recently was called Drew. The family name was Peacock, so he was Drew Peacock....

Also heard about someone called Mary , whose husband's name was Christmas, so when she got married her name became Mary Christmas...
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:46 pm

I went to a seminar and the speaker was David O'Connor a prosecutor from Cook County Illinois. He had a great string of names of people he'd prosecuted. One was named Felonee and another's first name was, get this, "One Sweet Night of Love".
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:55 pm



Some names force you to excel.
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RE: Unfortunate Names

Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:56 pm

I know a guy through work who is called Alec Mycock, hard not to laugh when you hear that name.

Another one is Robert (Bob) Agg. (That might only work in Scots)

I also used to sail with a Dick Long. At least you can't complain about having a name like that.

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