I now work for one of the largest travel agencies in the world and we make reservations for one of the largest government contracts in the world. Some of the names of our callers are priceless. Below are some real names of folks who have called in to make flight reservations.
I can tell you, when Donald Duke called in, it was hard to keep a straight face!
That one started my name collection. Some are cute, some are strange, some are the same as famous people.
If you know of an unusual name add it to our list!
Got a speeding ticket in South Dakota one night in 1975. Patrolman's name was Robert Assman. I'm pretty sure most people he ticketed would agree he was properly named, though he wasn't mean about it or anything.
Lady in Spokane, WA, named Betty Bone. I worked for the Aetna, where we insured her store: Betty Bone's Boutique.
Without question the top one I've personally encountered was an assistant undertaker at a funeral home by the name of Robin Graves.
Our former Insurance agents name was Cherry Hill it was the oddest name I had ever heard, my cousin married her husband and his last name is Wine her first name is Brandy imagine that Brandy Wine? lolololo We still tease her but love her anyway.
One year I volunteered out in Tulsa, OK at a nursing home and met Mrs. "Never" Fail, she and I played cards for hours on end together. Her husband also had a brother, unfortunately his parents had named him "Will". Sad but true.
I have met several Mary Christmas' in my lifetime but the best was a woman whose parents took it the whole way and named her "Merry".
That's funny! Poor kid having to grow up with a name like that. My brother told me the funniest name he heard was in the navy. There was a guy named Harry Ozz ... Now that's just WRONG! He said no one ever let up on him.
I swear to God I have a friend not far from here his name is Richard Head, we all know whats short for Richard, ya. Honestly is your last name was Head why would you call your son Dick short for Richard. I am thankfully glad I never married him, can you imagine that, everyone would have teased me that I was married to a Dic..ead!!!
I'm sure you can figure that one out...yep it's a real name. If you can't figure it out.. you wanna F*ck it! but it's more Fu as in You...never the less you know what kids are like...let alone high school teens
Doug Doug, another real name
A girl called Tommorrow...never went down well in the 'hey what's your name?'
Years ago I went to school with a boy named Storm Woerner and if memory serves me correct, he had quite a temper! Then there was also a kid named Harry Flemming. Oh and he was my reading buddy. I was always hoping that he wasn't like the average boy-namely my brothers- who was more than ready to cough up a loogy at anytime of the day!
My sister's first name starts with B. She worked in the loan department of a bank where she often had to initial documents. When she married a man whose last name started with S, she always felt uncomfortable about writing "BS" on someone's application. *** My aunt Vella said she always wanted one of those monogrammed blouses with her initials. When she married, she gave up the idea, because her initials became "VD".
A little strange, but it saves some confusion for people. With a last name like Frank (or Thomas,or Glenn, or Luke or John ... etc.) People in our family are always getting their first and last names switched.
My Theatre Arts teacher in high school was named Robert T. Roberts. I heard of a black woman who named her daughter Mercunia or something along those lines. The name is a derivative of the medical term for baby poop.
When I worked in retail back East I had a regular customer named Mrs. Batman. I don't know her first name. Everyone told her to name her daughter Robin when she was born.
Seriously . . .
I have two gay fans named Stan Dupp and Ben Dover. Well, that's what they call themselves.
My name IS Phoenix and . . . that's the bottom line.
my dad, eddie hennie married penny and she was the called penny hennie instead of hennie penny...and we have my sons friends girlfriend who is called Rainbow, last name Brite....the same son, all his friends nicknamed him Hole so he is called matt hole, and all his friends called his mother, mom holio
I know a guy named Brian who got in trouble as a kid and his parents were worried something bad would happen to him. So they had another son and named him Justin because they never wanted to be without a child. Their LAST name? CASE
They had a SECOND son . . . Justin Case.
I already mentioned my one teacher Robert Roberts. My father has a first name of Willard and a second name of William so either way he is Will or Bill.
Brilliant threads, haven't laughed so much in ages! My sister retired from the teaching profession 3 years ago, after many years of working with kids with challenging behaviour. She enquired as to the new childs Christian name and he replied "Satan". He wasn't kidding, it was in writing on his birth certificate!!!
One night after church 4 of us went to a very crowded busy downtown restaurant. Margie went up to the hostess and gave her last name and was told the wait would be at least 30 minutes. After a long wait an announcement came over the intercom "Enny party of 4. Enny party of 4 - your table is ready."
The poor hostess was bombarded with a gazillion groups of 4 all waiting for a table!
Margie Enny said next time she would give her first name NOT her last!
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