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missiebreathe
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In one of the middle schools in my town is a teacher named Harold Ness, middle initial P.
Harry P. Ness. Poor guy!

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timbobmc
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Hey, my brother named his son Remy Martin. Since his wife is French and we live in south Louisiana where Remy (Reme')used to be a common name, he got away with it. But the kid is named after the cognac.

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snopes
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I kid you not -- Dr. Dick Chopp, urologist:

http://www.intra-focus.com/urology/4B91148B-65BE-CC3C-1FE21A10D64ACF52.htm

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Ganzfeld
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Call me superstitious: I am not going to let that docter get a scalpel anywhere near me.
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Bad Ronald
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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
I kid you not -- Dr. Dick Chopp, urologist:

http://www.intra-focus.com/urology/4B91148B-65BE-CC3C-1FE21A10D64ACF52.htm

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I'll see your Dr. Dick Chopp, urologist and raise you a Dr. Warren Butt, proctologist.

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dper
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My wife is an RN who worked Labor & Delivery for 14 years and has heard of a few duseys.

One couple had identical twins. The father wantd to name them "Lightening" and "Thunderbolt". The mother had other ideas and prevailed.

Another young woman thought of a name she had heard recently and liked and decided to name her little girl "Placenta".

When the parent(s) can't decide on a name and the child is already born, the initial birth certificate says, "Male Jones" or "Female Harrison" indicating the gender of the child attached to the mother's last name. One such mother, seeing the birth certificate, assumed the hospital assigned a name and said, "That's gooot. 'Fe-MA-le', I like that."

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Rheyn
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At a former company, I had an employee whose first name was Venerea...needless to say she just went by Vee.

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Joey
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My uncle went to uni (college) with 2 bros,called ALAN and PETER NESS

Mr A Ness
Mr P Ness

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snowcalico
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Newbie here, but I had to contribute one of my favorites:

A co-worker of mine once got a customer called Gay Horney. In fact, typing her name into Google will bring up her page-- she's a real estate agent in Maryland.

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Spikey
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A girl at my sister's school is called Rosie Bottom. I swear I'm not making this up.

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Planned Chaos
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I went to school with a guy named Sky Rockett.

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Kindly Wise
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William P. Lear, inventor of the eight-track tape player and designer of the Lear Fan jet, named his only daughter "Shanda".

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BlueStar
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From my school:

Chris Peacock
Alec Beaver

Recently through work:

Connor Rea

There was a councilor in Stoke, where I went to Uni called "Ramon Mycock". Worse, his picture on the .gov.uk site pictured him with a black eye patch. He got so many prank phone calls that he started using his middle name, making him "Barry Mycock". I'd have thought his last name would have been the prime candidate for alteration, but what do I know. I wouldn't have believed it if it wasn't on the official council site.

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Joey
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I actually know sum1 called connor reer too, diff spelling though!

Also Brian Damage!

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shebeeinks
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I went to middle school with a gal named Wendy Summer Something-or-other(can't remember her last name). Then her mother remarried during summer break to a man with the last name...Knight. They moved right after that and I never did find out if Wendy took her stepfathers name. Would be funny if she did though.
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Jacob's Child
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Seen recently on an episode of Mythbusters (Homemade Jet Pack/Pyramid Power) was North East West, who is the Director of the Gallery at the Hiller Aviation Museum. SO and I were debating whether the man had changed his name to this or whether his parents had the last name West and a twisted sense of humour. Also, as mentioned on the show, what happened to south? Maybe that's a sibling.

Judy

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Starla
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Mr Starla had a friend whose legal name was Huckleberry Finn.

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Joey
I Saw Three Shipments


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I know another one, i can't believe i forgot, my dad knew a bloke called Chris Rea, not the singer, i don't think.
Anyway, he called his daughter....DIANE, or DI for short!

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magpie
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You can see awful names people have given their children every day on babynamesworld.com or bigbadbabynames.com. The funny thing is, a lot of the suggestions on babynamesworld.com are serious! I have seen people wanting to name their children Blue, Diesel, Paisley, Anakin, D-Kwon and K-Kwon, boys named Brooklyn, girls name Ryan... and I've even seen a birth announcement for a girl named Aryan Justice (and yes, her parents meant it to stand for white power). I see a list of "bad celebrity names" every now and then, but I swear the so-called "normal" people are the ones that are coming up with the worst ones.
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Just Me
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I actually like Ryan on a little girl. [Wink] I think some of my favorite names are probably considered 'bizarre' by most people: Shanley, Sheridan, Cadence, Callan.

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Photo Spread
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I went to high school with a Happy Hussey. And I am currently acquainted with a guy named Randy Dykes. [Wink]

Of course, I also went to high school with three sisters whose father REALLY liked Chevrolet products. The girls were named: Kamaro, Chevelle, and Corvette. What was that family thinking???

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I went to high school with a girl who named her twins Courvoisier Brandi and Tanqueray Ginnie

[Roll Eyes]

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Towknie
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I had a student from Korea named Oh Yu Suk. Felt bad for the guy, as this name has no negative connotations in Korean.

My last name is Field, so I've always wanted to have a son and name him Wrigley, Ebbet, or Forbe, but my wife said that if those are the choices of name, we aren't having any sons! So we had a daughter instead. I lobbied for Strawberry Forever Field, but was shot down on that one too.

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sidewinder
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Recently met a family from germany who had named their two twing Frank Thomas and Stein Thomas.

Frank and Stein.

Apparently "stein"'s original name was Stanley. but the mother found out the Frankenstein similarity and opted to call him Stein.

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Fuchsia
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I posted this in the other "Bizarre baby name" thread, but I found research by Dr. Peter H. Pan on epidurals during labor.

"Just a shot of this and you'll feel like you can fly."

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xtargeeter
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While stationed at Ft. Sill, OK, many years ago, I was walking downtown and saw a sign for Dr. Clapp, a urologist.

During my five years of working for the Salvation Army, I ran across several "different" names. One little boy was named "Rickoshay" and pronounced just like it is spelled.

Also, I grew up with a family that had the last name of "Fuckit." Yep. He was an Air Force NCO, so you can imagine what kind of grief he got because of his name tag. My understanding is that this name was given to the family when his ancestors came through Ellis Island. Originally, it was Fuchest or something resembling that.

Two things - the wife must have REALLY loved him to take that name (I knew them in the late 50's and early 60's when women "always" took the husband's name.) and if it had been me I'd of been in front of a judge on my 18th birthday changing my name to anything else.

I hope this ties into the subject of baby names – they all had those name as babies!

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Aquadude
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quote:
Originally posted by sidewinder:
Recently met a family from germany who had named their two twing Frank Thomas and Stein Thomas.

Frank and Stein.

Apparently "stein"'s original name was Stanley. but the mother found out the Frankenstein similarity and opted to call him Stein.

D'ohohoho! I know a Frank N. Stein, he's Jewish if you couldn't tell already.

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Ulkomaalainen
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German parliament featured (until the very last election in september) a "Gaius Julius Caesar". A well known therapist in sexual stuff is "Gisela von Hinten". Well, babelfish it yourself [Smile]

While living in Finnland, I met an Estonian professor of the name of "Kein Rand", German for "No margin", so this inter language thing happens often. Come to think of it. in a football (soccer of course) match between Brazil and Germany Germany fielded, to the enjoyment of the crowd, "Franco Foda".

Ulko "rare name, but not silly" maalainen

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Unusual Elfin Lights
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There was that skier a few years ago called Picabo Street. (pronounced peekaboo street)

According to office chatter, which I have not verified, her parents left her virtually nameless until she could name herself. So at about 2 she called herself Picabo.

Research does wonders...I have finally learned where her name comes from.
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Picabo has always gone as fast as she can and she's always ignored rules. She picked up these traits from her parents - who tended to do things their own way as well. Picabo's 'rents decided to let Picabo choose her own name when she was old enough so for the first two years of her life, she was called "Little Girl." When Picabo was two, her mother took her to get a US passport for a trip to Mexico. When Dee tried to write down "Little Girl" as daughter's first name, the guy at the passport office gave her a funny look and told her she had two weeks to give her daughter a "real name." So, Stubby and Dee named their daughter Picabo (after a small village in Idaho.) When she was four, Picabo's parents said she could change her name but she decided to keep it.

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TrekkerScout
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While I was in the US Navy, I ran into quite a few interesting names. One of my bunkmates was Douglas James Rock (AKA: D.J. Rock). There was also a recruit in the bootcamp class behind mine whose last name was Stains. When he graduated bootcamp, he became...

Seaman Stains!

I heard he made Petty Officer rather quickly. [lol]

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NeeCD
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quote:
Originally posted by xtargeeter:
Also, I grew up with a family that had the last name of "Fuckit."

You mean he didn't pronounce it "Foo-kay"?

Sorry... [fish]

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snopes
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Comment: Re: "Funny Names"

Recently, a friend directed me to the following URL, with the admonition
to look at the second baby name for April 14.

http://www.growingfamily.com/webnursery/hospitals/template/hospitalpage.asp?mode=search&birthMonth=4&birthYear=2005&HospitalID=4384

We're thinking that it's probably pronounced "Jen-AH-sid-ee"

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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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Oh. my. God.

I hope 1) it's a girl; 2) she's always called "Jenny"; 3) no one ever tells her what her name means.

Seaboe

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Lainie
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A friend of mine is a teacher. She's run across Latrina (hope the kid doesn't grow up and join the army) and Satin (pronounced with a long "a").

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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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One of my best friends had the surname Fallis.

She had one sister (who married and changed her name) and one brother, R. When R. and his wife L. had children, my friend's parents were hurt and disappointed that the children were given L's last name and not theirs (however, they're terrific people and not stupid; they didn't let their disappointment hurt their relationship with their grandchildren).

Seaboe

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