WHAT WAS THAT NAME?
Years ago my friends sister, Carol Lee Thompson, married Mike Water. It was not a match made in Heaven, so the marriage soon ended.
When she started dating again, her new beau was David Faucett.
We teased her that if they got married she would become Carol Lee Thompson Water Faucett.
How fun names can be!
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!
Alfred Bernard Stubblefield
Joe Noyes (No-Yes???)
Sea Wing Chan
Richard Smiley Couch
WHO DO YOU KNOW????
I could write a book about the strange names I've encountered as a teacher! In fact, I'm working on a hub about this very topic.
Here are just a few actual names I've encountered:
Sarah Eates Dix
Colorado Utah Hill
Sarah Eates Dix? You've GOT to be kidding!
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.
I used to work in a hospital, came across funny names all the time like Dr Pannik
Elizabeth Hornswaggle... Ross' girlfriend in friends.. I can never stop laughing at that name.
I do know a bloke around here who runs a liquor store. His name is Mr Tittisuckle
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.
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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".
I think this will be a really fun forum! A girl I knew from work got married to Steve Grandy ... She became Brandie Grandy.
When I worked as a telemarketer I had a name pop up on my screen and I was so glad it was an answering machine because I couldn't have said her name without laughing. "Mrs. Fart"
His accent made it sound like Hairy Sidebottom
I knew a girl in school whose last name was Little, Yep her not to bright parents named he Ineda
"Ineda Little" the poor girl never had a moments rest.
I also worked in hospitals and came across many strange and funny names.
There was a newborn whose last name was Sane. His parents named him Justin. So he was...
Names on medical charts are often listed last name first. There was a man named William Hill, Jr. whose chart read:
Hill Billy Jr.
A player on the Cleveland Browns football team was named
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 knew a guy named Chris Bruce...It took me months to figure out his first name because it was always listed as Bruce, Chris
I went to a school with a Richard Head, which in turn they called him "Dick Head" how awful is that?
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?'
'no tell me today'
Gota cousin whose name is Anthony Nut..he always got ANut for short
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".
I have found that names sometimes tells us what a person does for a living.
A nurse I work with is Deborah Nurse
A doctor who does surgery on his patients at our hospital is Dr. A. Asalone
He's a Proctologist and does colorectal surgery.
Another doctor who is a Urologist, which is medicine that deals with disorders of the urinary system and other male problems, is Dr. Cockburn.
A Psychiatrist, Dr. J. Looney
I'm very hesitant about the next one, but it's real.
A Gynecologist, Dr. B. Beaver
These aren't the only doctors with these names as at least one can be found in every state.
Other Doctor Names:
Dr. J. Cure
Dr. G. Ricketts
Dr. Lana Cain
Dr. Harry Bear
I had a friend in school whose name was Laura Weiser...her dad's name was Bud!
I've heard of a Dr. Paine
a woman named Ima Hogg (her parents had a sick sense of humor)
Dr. Pepper (no joke! he was a colleague of my first roommate)
Chris Cross - an illustrator I knew
I used to be friends with a girl at school, her first name was Crystal. Second name Claire. Last name Rivers.
My name isn't that common, and people online often assume that i'm a guy because my name is Marcel.
I had a boss once named Winterbottom, of course we called him blizzad a$$...
I went to school with a guy named Michael Hunt. (seriously)
...and yes we were not allowed to call him Mike.
My dad told me a story about a guy in the States who called his daughted SHITHEAD
Pronounced Shif-fead but spelt Shithead.
I knew a guy here in San Antonio named Sammy Nakedhead. Lucky for him he had a full head of silver hair!
Ima Pigg, and her sister Ura Pigg. Kid you not, I found them in the phone book when I was in highschool.
There's a great website for real, funny, names: google Baby's Named a Bad Bad Thing and click on the first link! It's worth a belly laugh.
Yeah, what if she wants to be a lawyer or an investment consultant? Now she'll have to be a stripper.
wait, what's wrong with (wow, crazy alliteration Batman!)Strawberry Shortcake?
I have even more fun putting together press kits for people who's email addresses have to fit a corporate standard.
Usually, it is the first initial and the last name, followed by the domain...
So poor Tamara Witt's email address is:
What about the same first name, last name??
I once knew a Billy William...William William (are you kidding me?) Why would anybody do that to a child!!!
I've seen that a lot and I don't get it either:
Interview with one of the parents...
Parent: "I don't know, I just couldn't think of another name. Geez, what do you want from me??"
I was talking with somebody and he handed me his business card: Sal Minella
I thoughtlessly said, it's a good thing you're not a chef! He wasn't amused.
I've seen this name twice in hospitals I've worked at, and they were 2 different men:
Also worked with a urologist named
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.
While waiting for my car to be serviced there were many people being called by intercom. I heard "Latrina please come to the office" Father must have been military.
Then they called "USA, please come to the office" I had to ask about this one. Seems one of the car salesmen was named United States of America but was called USA for short
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,
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?
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.
I had a friend, who passed away who's last name was Canada..he was Joshua..his younger brother was named JUSTIN
then there was Harry Zepphyr......over the loud system it always sounded like "hairy Zipper, please report to the office"...lol
Hi everyone ... It looks like you are having fun with this!
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!
My grand daddy name was John. I always wondered why everyone called him Jack ?????
And how does William turn in to Bill????
And Margret turns into Peggy?
Any clue to the reasoning behind that?
My fathers name was Ford Rollin..My uncle named one of his sons Justin Edsel...I recently saw a story of a woman named Marijuana Pepsi...can't remember what her job was but a sign outside of her office said something like "Have a seat if waiting for Marijuana"...L0L
How does Richard become Dick?...Maybe it has more to do with the person than the name in some cases..L0L
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