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BS: Amazing Names

Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Jun 09 - 03:01 AM
open mike 05 Jun 09 - 04:12 AM
Will Fly 05 Jun 09 - 04:18 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 05 Jun 09 - 06:19 AM
Tug the Cox 05 Jun 09 - 06:29 AM
Bobert 05 Jun 09 - 07:29 AM
Mr Red 05 Jun 09 - 07:41 AM
Georgiansilver 05 Jun 09 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Neil D 05 Jun 09 - 09:38 AM
olddude 05 Jun 09 - 09:47 AM
Will Fly 05 Jun 09 - 10:05 AM
Bill D 05 Jun 09 - 11:00 AM
Rapparee 05 Jun 09 - 11:13 AM
Wesley S 05 Jun 09 - 11:33 AM
Mrrzy 05 Jun 09 - 12:07 PM
Mrrzy 05 Jun 09 - 12:08 PM
frogprince 05 Jun 09 - 12:36 PM
Bill D 05 Jun 09 - 01:49 PM
frogprince 05 Jun 09 - 02:10 PM
frogprince 05 Jun 09 - 02:21 PM
Georgiansilver 05 Jun 09 - 02:46 PM
dwditty 05 Jun 09 - 03:01 PM
frogprince 05 Jun 09 - 03:34 PM
bill\sables 05 Jun 09 - 04:20 PM
Dave the Gnome 05 Jun 09 - 05:48 PM
catspaw49 05 Jun 09 - 08:55 PM
GUEST, topsie 06 Jun 09 - 07:46 AM
bubblyrat 07 Jun 09 - 07:53 AM
bubblyrat 07 Jun 09 - 07:55 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 07 Jun 09 - 12:47 PM
Newport Boy 07 Jun 09 - 03:40 PM
Pistachio 07 Jun 09 - 06:56 PM
Ernest 08 Jun 09 - 02:02 AM
bubblyrat 08 Jun 09 - 05:03 AM
GUEST, topsie 08 Jun 09 - 05:15 AM
Slag 08 Jun 09 - 07:57 PM
mouldy 09 Jun 09 - 04:50 AM
bubblyrat 09 Jun 09 - 05:07 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 09 Jun 09 - 07:51 AM
theman 09 Jun 09 - 06:00 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 09 Jun 09 - 11:35 PM
Gurney 10 Jun 09 - 01:01 AM
semi-submersible 10 Jun 09 - 02:12 AM
semi-submersible 10 Jun 09 - 02:34 AM
bassen 10 Jun 09 - 02:52 AM
Liz the Squeak 10 Jun 09 - 05:34 AM
bubblyrat 10 Jun 09 - 05:56 AM
skarpi 10 Jun 09 - 06:57 AM
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Subject: BS: Amazing Names
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 03:01 AM

On the bus yesterday, we stopped beside the village war memorial in Newton Poppleford...and I looked down at the name of some of the men who gave their lives for us in WWI.

And that's when I discoverd Kingsley Mozart Cody...wondered about him a lot on that journey.

Anyway, it made me think about this thread...so here it is, as I'm sure there must be a whole host of wondrous names out there...


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: open mike
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 04:12 AM

Frank Zappa had a daughter named Moon Unit
Grace Slick had a kid named God, if i remember correctly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Will Fly
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 04:18 AM

I've got some good'uns in my family tree - Jabez Eke (Norfolk) was one - and Abel Mangnall (Lancashire) was another.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 06:19 AM

I once went into a golf pro-shop and noticed, on a board, that the pro. was due to give a lesson to Percy Power.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 06:29 AM

The head of Music at Avery Hill College in the 60's ws Dr. Fiddler.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 07:29 AM

The drummer in a band I was associated with in the 60's: Latham Leonodos Thigpen III...


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 07:41 AM

In last week's issue (or the week before now) of the New Scientist. They told of the head of a facility looking into the stability of structures under 'quake conditions - Mr I Buckle (they call these connections "nominative determinisms"). In the same issue was reference (no funny connection though) to a researcher by the name of Wayne Kerswell.
And in the Westonbirt Aboretum magazine a retiring trustee is Peregrine Pollen (atchoo).


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 08:13 AM

Ewen Douzami was a name I came across years ago... and laughed my socks off.... when we were kids.. if someone said "I'll smash your face in"!!! or words to that effect... the reply was always "You and whose army"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 09:38 AM

These are real names collected in my days in telemarketing. I used to have a notebook full but it has long since disappeared.
Dewey Chambers
Harry Burroughs
Peter Gozinia
Tachawan Wang


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: olddude
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 09:47 AM

An insurance agent in my town had the first name John and the last name Assalone His company was called Assalone insurance
He had a daughter that he named Leema

True store


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Will Fly
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 10:05 AM

Well, many years ago, we had a student from the Far East whose name was - and I'm being absolutely truthful here - Suk Mai Dik. He survived three years in the UK completely oblivious to what the pronunciation of his name meant in English.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 11:00 AM

Sir Ridgedale King Corndyke Artus II


oh....wait, you mean human names. That was a prize bull my mother told me about... *grin*

well... there was Penelope Klutchenbach, whom I never met, but who was advertised in a local paper in my hometown as "a 300 lb. GO-GO Mama"!.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 11:13 AM

The local coroner is Kim Quick. Besides the obvious pun, he deals with the dead -- yes, it's the Quick and the Dead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 11:33 AM

I met a Harry Dyke one time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 12:07 PM

I have a cousin Mather Lippincott, I rather like that.

Also a student named Bjorn Wei Gomez - how many cultures is that from?


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 12:08 PM

And my sister had students named MerciDieu [ThankGod] Sukfuk, and N'du Ifudu..


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 12:36 PM

I once sold shoes to a young man named Fairchild Dubois the Third. I still think of that as the "Yuppiest" name I've ever heard.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 01:49 PM

"Fairchild Dubois the Third"

If he has a middle name like 'Lippencot', he can be a college president. Ever notice how many of them have 3 names that can be rearranged in any order?


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 02:10 PM

Dang, now I wish I had learned his middle name, to know if it was something like "Lippencot" or "Worthington", or if it was "Herman", "Ralph" or "Bob".


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 02:21 PM

Apparently He's never become very famous; I just tried googleing the name, and all I got was a reference to a game between two schools, Fairchild and Dubois. Which means that I, who actually come up a few times if you google enough pages, am MORE FAMOUS THAN FAIRCHILD DUBOIS !


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 02:46 PM

Ran across someone on facebook called 'Xavier Kok' .....


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: dwditty
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 03:01 PM

There was a kid in my daughter's class named Harry Bahls. To top it off, he was Harry Balls, Jr. Now that's one pissed off Dad!


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 03:34 PM

Sounds to me like he was NUTS...


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: bill\sables
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 04:20 PM

Head of Design in a Northern UK television company was called Jeremy Bear and he actually married a woman called Gresilda. My wife used to work in an office and had a customer called Seth Smith who lived in South Gosforth. When she phoned him she could never say "Is that Seth Smith of South Gosforth" You try it


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 05:48 PM

Hi Bill - nice to see you:-)

The guy who used to run the cultural services department in Salford was Royston Futter. Wonder what the League of Gentlremen would make of it!

DeG


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 08:55 PM

Well I've told it before but I went to school with a girl named Sharon Peters. We were innocent enough in the 8th grade that we never noticed anything odd (it was a kinder, gentler time).   One day my friend's Dad heard her name and asked Mike and I, "Is that name or a bathroom game?"

Then we got it........and of course we,uh .................yeah.......... I feel kinda' bad about that..........***sigh***................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 07:46 AM

A subscriber to Reader's Digest in Canada in the sixties was called Forest Raspberry


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: bubblyrat
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 07:53 AM

I share Jabez Eke with Will Fly, and I have Christmas Eke too (over 100 Ekes to pick from).
My family tree research turned up a family from the Isle of Wight called FUCK, but,happily,the name was changed after about 1600.
My favourite strange names ,though,are Korean War US Fighter Ace Everret J Raspberry ,Jr, and West Indian shipping clerk Euclides Von Pussberger D'Jesus Maisonette !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: bubblyrat
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 07:55 AM

And we must never forget that the (fairly) recently deceased Archbishop of Manila was Cardinal Sin !


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 12:47 PM

There's a whole family of Raspberry's in the churchyard in Castle Acre, Norfolk. Great name..


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Newport Boy
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 03:40 PM

My grandfather was Jabez, and his twin brother was Joseph - good Biblical names both. They were both short men, but Jabez seemed to have Joseph's belly as well as his own! I have their earliest photograph, aged about 1, both in frilly dresses - very much the fashion in 1870.

Phil


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Pistachio
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 06:56 PM

I trained a cyclist called Spoorthy Srirama...

- and I was mistakenly named as RICKTHING on a car insurance policy!
H.x


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Ernest
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 02:02 AM

Watch your SPAM-mails: they are full of names like this...

;0)
Ernest


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: bubblyrat
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:03 AM

Yes,I like Biblical names. I gather that Oprah Winfrey WAS going to be named Orpah,after the Biblical sister of Ruth, but her mother's spelling,or the registrar's,wasn't so good !
                   I am very taken by "Hepzibah", but have never encountered one,sadly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:15 AM

While looking through old census forms I came across an Agenoria.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Slag
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 07:57 PM

A farmer (Hezekiah Rhodes) had a daughter in Delano CA, named, or at least nicknamed, Dusty. I knew a young woman in college named Sandy Beech. Two great last names from my time in the Air Force were Ditterlizzi and Clapsaddle. An other HS girl I knew was Jackie Pullen and her uncle was a dentist in Tulare CA who was in partners with a Dr. Yangk. In Bakersfield there was a Dr. who's last name was Doctor and that is how he was paged in the hospital where he worked: "Doctor Doctor!" (my wife was an RN). My Dad knew a WWII pilot named Bud Dagget. Not unusual but I always liked the sound of that name.

Then anyone who has had a passing interest in American football will recognize the last name, Balldinger. Man you have GOT to be tough with a name like that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: mouldy
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 04:50 AM

The former head of one of our local schools was Alan Key. He even had a personalised numberplate on his car!

Andrea


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: bubblyrat
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 05:07 AM

Whilst searching for Mills family ancestors from Littlehampton,Sussex,this morning, I have stumbled across (no relation !)--
                Allas Fanny Sowter
James Gumbitten    Roseheha Clift    Elizabeth Umphrye

               John Michabunn      Janne Bardmard

                           Gentell Chappel


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 07:51 AM

My biology teacher was named Joe Rabbitt, his brother Jack Rabbitt taught me French (or tried to)


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: theman
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 06:00 PM

There is a family that lives near by where I live. Their last name is Leir. They have a daughter named Chanda. So her name is Chanda Leir.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 11:35 PM

I have met many...and my cousin married a Hogg - but not the I or U.

The BEST - out of ten thousand on ten thousand.

Mi Hung Dong

Unfortuatly she is a woman...and beautiful with charm.

Ahsome Weggie

No one believed me until I showed them the proof and later met the man ....Nigerian I believe.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Gurney
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 01:01 AM

My late aunt went to school with twins named Trump. 'Humourous' parents gave them the christian names Harry Will and Elsie May.

Trump was then a semi-polite term for passing wind.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: semi-submersible
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 02:12 AM

Dudley Doohoo (not sure of the spelling of the surname, but that's how I heard it pronounced.)

My grandpa (who also once had a lawyer named Crook) told me of a fellow he met whose given names and surname were "Captain George Vancouver Wilks." ("He wasn't expected to live," another Wilks family member discreetly explained.)

I remember a sweet and artistic lady with the married name Mary Christmas.

I imagine men carrying surnames like Stupich would need extra charm to win their brides. I know a Mr. Allcock who legally changed his surname (taking out the first "c") upon starting a family.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: semi-submersible
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 02:34 AM

Then there was the discussion in the advice column (either Dear Abby or Ann Landers) of the sufferings of girls growing up with the surname Hoar.

One lady wrote in sympathetically to say she too had lived through this social affliction. "One day," her mother told her, "you'll meet some nice man, and this will all be behind you."

"And my mother was right," the letter-writer continued, "for on [she gave the date], I married Elmer Tramp." (Has to be true love, doesn't it?)

Oh, and can you guess what the editor put on for that column's headline?













"That's Why...







...the Lady...







...is...






...a Tramp!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: bassen
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 02:52 AM

A perfectly normal man's name in Norway - Odd Christian Bull. Not so much fun walking around an international symposium with THAT name tag on...


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 05:34 AM

My family names are fairly commonplace although there is an Absalome Whittle Wills, who named his son Apslem because being illiterate he had no idea how to spell Absalome.

But I've come across some beauties in my time in the parish records and have a whole page of them somewhere.

There's a whole family called Shitler in one village - although they dropped the 'H' at some point in the 1880's.. just as well it wasn't the 'S' they dropped....

There was Hester Payne who married Eli Pester, thus becoming Hester Pester; Love Swaffield; Unity Abbot; The Rev'd Francis Goforth (as in 'go forth and multiply'?); Joel Rocket; Maudlin Dampney (there's an EMO name for you); Erasmus Cox; Christian Gibbons (who says animals don't have souls?); Penninah Charity Scard; Hipolett Mocket; Noah Gallop and Amaziah Payne to name but a few.

But the prize has to go to this lady... now bear in mind, she lived in the early 1800's in deepest, darkest, rural Dorset, a county that is still half a century behind the modern world. This is from the Baptism register of a west Dorset parish. She had the surname of Govin and was baptised Arabella Gerina Bachatina Megal. Isn't that splendid?!


I have more....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: bubblyrat
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 05:56 AM

Please!! Keep 'em coming liz!


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: skarpi
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 06:57 AM

ŢULA
SÓL
MÁNI
DAGUR

KV SkARPI


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 07:18 AM

bubblyrat - how about Hepzibah Mehhuin?

sister of Jehudi Menhuin - and a fine musician in her own right, somewhat overshadowed though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amazing Names
From: Newport Boy
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 07:22 AM

Bubblyrat - Hepzibah has good musical connections - Hepzibah Menuhin was Yehudi's sister. A good pianist and also a human rights campaigner.

Phil


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