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BS: That Poor child

Firecat 29 May 04 - 04:09 PM
semi-submersible 28 May 04 - 08:10 PM
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kendall 20 May 04 - 06:09 AM
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YorkshireYankee 19 May 04 - 06:38 PM
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Shanghaiceltic 19 May 04 - 02:02 AM
Hrothgar 19 May 04 - 01:47 AM
YorkshireYankee 18 May 04 - 09:54 PM
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fat B****rd 07 May 04 - 03:36 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Firecat
Date: 29 May 04 - 04:09 PM

Yeah, I heard about Gwyneth and Chris called their daughter Apple.

Silly thought struck me about that, If Jim from The Corrs had a son, who married Gwyneth and Chris's daughter, would that make her Apple Corr? Sorry!!


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: semi-submersible
Date: 28 May 04 - 08:10 PM

A California realtor named Lake Trout was happy with his name. It proved a very useful icebreaker with clients. The interviewer hadn't gotten an opinion from his brother Brook, though...

A teenage girl surnamed Hooker poured out her anguish to Ann Landers's advice column, and a lady wrote in sympathy, how she as a girl had complained bitterly to her mother about being called Hoar. "My mother told me, 'One day you will meet some nice man, and all this will be behind you.' My mother was right. On [date, some fifteen years past] I married Elmer Tramp." The newspaper editor headlined the column, "That's Why the Lady is a Tramp."

Mary Christmas (Mrs.) lives down the road. There was an embezzler named Stupich on Vancouver Island. Mom knew a Dudley Doowho (spelling? I never saw it written).

Then there are artists who legally change their names (Anna Banana, Joe Average).
The writer Spider Robinson's grown daughter announced to her parents that she wanted to change her given name. "I didn't have a leg to stand on," said Spider. (Fortunately she didn't choose anything bizarre.)


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Hrothgar
Date: 28 May 04 - 08:39 AM

And is her middle name Macintosh?


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Wesley S
Date: 27 May 04 - 04:37 PM

This just in - A friend of mine sent me a report { rumor I hope } she saw that said Gwenith Paltrow and Chis Martin of the band Coldplay just named their daughter "Apple".


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Robin2
Date: 20 May 04 - 10:41 PM

No kidding, my daughter went to school with a girl named Shi-thead.
Now that's sad.
Also knew a kid named MaMaine Mann.
Robin2


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 20 May 04 - 09:11 PM

Not a person, but in Denver there was (prolly still is) an all-female group of folk musicians who call themselves "The Mother Folkers". They claim to have "the most carefully-pronounced name in folk music"!


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: kendall
Date: 20 May 04 - 06:09 AM

I worked with another warden named Coffin. His wife's name? Iona.

There is a folk singer in Colorado whose name is Harry Tuft. Don'r believe me? check the Folk Legacy catalog.

Back home we had a guy named Harry Soule. Someone found out that his middle enitial was "R".


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: GUEST,freda
Date: 20 May 04 - 03:35 AM

I know a person who called his first sone Horatius.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 May 04 - 08:14 PM

Ah yes, but I wear my TOG sweatshirt proudly!

I learned to ride a motorbike properly with the aid of one C Hunt, he was very careful when he wrote his name down.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 19 May 04 - 06:38 PM

LtS,

Takes one to know one?

YY
who listens mostly to Radio 4, but Radio 2 has some good stuff too, and occasionally even listens to Radio 3...


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 May 04 - 02:20 PM

It used to be Fenella Haddingham and you've just revealed yourself as a Radio 2 listener!!

A friend at school had a grandmother called Doris. Her surname was Morris.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 19 May 04 - 01:34 PM

There's a radio announcer here in the UK named Fenella. Don't remember what her maiden name was, but she's recently married... to a Mr Fudge -- so now when she IDs herself on air, you'd swear she's saying "This is Vanilla Fudge..."


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 19 May 04 - 02:02 AM

I was once attending a kendo seminar in Japan where there was a particularly loud mouthed and annoyin named Rick.

Someone on the course started to refer to him as 'Rick with a silent P' it took him sometime to work it out.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Hrothgar
Date: 19 May 04 - 01:47 AM

The writer of an article in this morning's (Brisbane) Courier-Mail points out that it is impossible to get a proper job if you have a name that ends in double "e".


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 18 May 04 - 09:54 PM

I had a teacher named Jerry Moore; I remember him telling us that he wanted to name his daughter "Lawn" but his wife wouldn't let him. Thank goodness *one* of them had some sense!


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: emily rain
Date: 18 May 04 - 04:42 PM

arnie, i went to college with a richard edward; he was named after his father. we (and he) got a lot of mileage out of "little dick ed". :)


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: GUEST,bernie B
Date: 18 May 04 - 01:23 PM

a lady in our local surgery is called Topsy..... one day as i left i noticed a bench outside the doctors had an advert for a real estate agents called Turvey.....I thought if she met and married him she'd be Topsy Turvey !


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 May 04 - 03:36 AM

I knew a shipping agency bloke called John Case. He married a Swedish lady and had to stop her from calling their first born son Knut........true.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Cluin
Date: 06 May 04 - 10:26 PM

What about this poor child?


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 06 May 04 - 04:54 PM

Robert Sewell - R Sewell (he prefared Bob)

Alan Peter Ness - had a name plate on his door A P Ness

Mike Hunt - the receptionist at Mike's place of work was often asked to find him she would use the tannoy asking "has anyone seen Mike Hunt" These are all true.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Arnie
Date: 06 May 04 - 04:44 PM

My brother was about to call his son Richard Edward until someone helpfully pointed out that this would inevitably be shortened to Dick 'Ed. Thankfully he took the advice and dropped the middle name. Oops - there go Newcastle out of the UEFA cup (sorry, a bit of thread drift there...)


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Michael
Date: 06 May 04 - 02:34 PM

One of my great aunts was baptised Ida Parker but married a Mr Down, yes she was big,soft and cuddly.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 May 04 - 03:46 AM

It's not a new thing.... I spent several years poring over old church records and came up with some doozies from around 1780 - 1880.....

Bear in mind that these are all genuine, baptism names from an English county that had very few, if any, immigrants. Most of the surnames are fairly common to the area and many of the Christian names are definately Old Testament!

Eli Pester and his wife Hester
Speaze Tizzard (male)
Tirzah Fever
Love Swaffield
Erasmus Cox (male)
Christian Gibbons (male)
Hipolett Mockett
Noah Gallop
Francis Goforth - Vicar of Whitchurch Canonicorum
Arabella Gerina Bachatina Megal Govin
Parthena Staple
Maudlin Dampney
Amaziah Payne and his sister Jane
Adoniza Zeally (male)
Sunecai Genteelei (female and baptised into the Church of England)
Unity Abbot
Mercy Buddle
Penninah Charity Scard
Apsalome Whittle Wills
and a whole family who went through the OT like a plague of locusts.... Tabitha, Kesia, Bathsheba (long before Thomas Hardy used it), Emanuel (sic) Barzilla, Obedia and Zibich Hodder.

My own family includes several John Thomas', one family with two sons called John (11 years between them and no evidence that either died at an early age), Minnie May Stone Pitcher, Job James Priddeth Equeall, Phyllis Honeybun and a Mr A Deadman.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: GUEST,John O'Lennaine
Date: 06 May 04 - 12:17 AM

My mother used to work with a bloke called Henry Henry Henry.
"What'll we call the little fella? Too many names to choose from..."

John


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Cuilionn
Date: 05 May 04 - 08:40 PM

Ma favourite names frae amang the local populace: The brother o the Toon Ha' janitor,"Pleem Jewett", & a name seen amang the stanes in an auld kirkyard: "Temperance Fawcett."

Ah went tae schuil wi a lass named "Marina Fish." Anither classmate, "Sunny", revealit that her middle name wis, "Skies." That's what happens when Flooer Children hae their ain bairns...

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: C-flat
Date: 05 May 04 - 06:26 PM

I have a customer called Nora Leyshone.
My brother married a girl called Beverly Hill. As he is a policeman, that makes him Beverly Hills' cop!


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: brid widder
Date: 05 May 04 - 06:18 PM

I once nursed a man called Donald Duck... but he was quite elderly ... I think he would have had the name quite a while before Walt used it


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Don Firth
Date: 05 May 04 - 01:13 PM

A few years ago, a couple who were hard-charging Arkansas Razorback fans named their firstborn son "Ray Zorback." It made the national news. That's the kind of thing that happens in families where a lot of first cousins marry.

Sometimes it's just a case of not thinking it through. My wife, Barbara, knew a family who were on the verge of naming their newborn daughter "Claire Annette" when Barbara, who used to play the alto clarinet asked them if they really wanted to do that.

This matter was addressed in a comic strip years ago. In "Gasoline Alley," Skeezix and Nina Wallet were going to name their firstborn son "Michael Thomas" when somebody pointed out one of the possible ramifications of the name. "Think of the initials," said the character. "M. T. Wallet. Not good." (Incidentally, before Nina married Skeezix Wallet, her last name was "Clock.")

And then, sometimes it's just happenstance. In the late Fifties I took a couple of years' lessons from a superb classic guitarist who really should have had a concert career, but he suffered from stage-fright so badly when he played in public that he gave it up and turned to teaching (the concert world's loss was his students' gain). His name was Edward (Bud) Hern. I met his wife a couple of times. I don't know what her maiden name was, but her first name was Fern. Fern Hern.

This, without going into such gems as "Ima Hogg" and (my favorite) "Clarence Clapsaddle."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 May 04 - 11:13 AM

I was named David because I was Christened on March 1st.

Good job I wasn't in the font on Pancake Tuesday...;-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 05 May 04 - 05:49 AM

I used to work with a fellow called "Gordon Bennett" and have met two fellers called "John Thomas".


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: SueB
Date: 05 May 04 - 02:08 AM

A woman passed through here a while back called Barbie Chick. We refered to her as "that Barbie chick". The woman was crazy as a loon.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Michael
Date: 04 May 04 - 05:58 PM

I used to teach a girl called Annette Curtain, and a girl called Jackie Charlton (after UK soccer star - male). Honest
Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 May 04 - 04:51 PM

I was supposed to be Sinclair and they named me Mary. SIGH!


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 04 May 04 - 04:25 PM

About 5 years ago I took my son on a holiday to Canada and we also went to stay in a small town called Morgan in North Vermont.

As we were strolling around,there was an American couple with their young daughter. She was wandering off and the worried parents shouted out to her.

'Anne Bolyne, you come here right now'

She duly returned with here head firmly on here shoulders.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Larkin
Date: 04 May 04 - 03:39 PM

Victoria Plum is a type of plum Chief.
Strike a light Mate !!


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Kim C
Date: 04 May 04 - 01:44 PM

There was a Civil War general whose father named him States Rights Gist.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Chief Chaos
Date: 04 May 04 - 01:40 PM

Please explain Victoria Plum, I seem to be missing something on that one.

The Arsenal Match Game should be a pretty explosive game, don't you think?


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Larkin
Date: 04 May 04 - 01:15 PM

And a musical friend of mine named his daughter Amanda Lynn and swears he didn't realize till after the christening. i also know a Victoria Plum. Oh i've just seen that the google ads below are for Arsenal Match Tickets- I think there are catters at Google!!


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: freda underhill
Date: 04 May 04 - 01:09 PM

we have a politician in Oz called Richard Face (dick face).


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Chief Chaos
Date: 03 May 04 - 01:54 PM

We have a Senior Chief in the CG named Daniel Daniels.

Some strange sur-names: Freaky and Virgin (would have loved to see those two get married and hyphenate the name.)

Frank Zappa's kids are Dweezil and Moon Unit.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Wesley S
Date: 03 May 04 - 01:35 PM

Lets see - I went to school with Evan Evans. My brother went to school with Twinkle Starr. I knew a minister with the name of David David { he used the name D2 }. And we know a 20 something woman named Bambi that isn't a stripper. She's a health professional. What are some parents thinking ?

Oh yes - I met a man named Harry Dyke.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Chief Chaos
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:29 PM

Paul, you may be surprised.
Just how many holes did it take to fill him then?


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: JennyO
Date: 03 May 04 - 11:57 AM

I had a teacher in school called Miss Chrismas (without the t), and her name REALLY WAS Merry (not Mary). I couldn't believe that her parents had actually done that to her!


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 03 May 04 - 04:50 AM

Once knew an Albert Hall (this may be lost on our American readers)

...& also a Florence Lawrence, though whether she was unmarried & christened that or chose to marry a Mr Lawrence, I dont know.


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 May 04 - 04:34 AM

Teresa Green and Wayne Kerr; both true!
John


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 May 04 - 03:52 AM

I used to work with Lana Turner !!


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: JennieG
Date: 03 May 04 - 02:36 AM

My mother's maiden name was Mavis Davis.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 May 04 - 04:42 PM

I know a lass who was (nee) Jacqueline Christmas - She was always grateful NOT to have been christened Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: annamill
Date: 02 May 04 - 02:03 PM

Still doesn't beat (real name) Eberhardt Wonderlik.

Is that true,Eberhardt?


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Subject: RE: BS: That Poor child
From: alanabit
Date: 02 May 04 - 01:57 PM

There was a lady in Oxford called Olive Branch.


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