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Names that are embarrassing

Updated on December 3, 2015

Silly names

Having had an embarrassing name myself, I do sympathise with people who have to say their surname in public and it raises a few titters in a room of people. Last summer I had the pleasure of being introduced to a Mr Puth and a Mr Winkleworth, I just about kept a straight face! Whether it is a mocking ID, silly passport or weird signage, these pictures and links are sure to make you laugh out loud, they certainly made us giggle at the office. You will really love the photos below which are a collection of my favourite embarrassing and geeky names that people have been lumbered with. These humorous monikers are also accompanied by the top ten most embarrassing place names in the UK, return address Scratchy Bottom anybody? You might think we are Joe King, his parents must have been when they christened him that! Maybe the parents didn't get the joke when they chose their kids name or perhaps they were happy for their offspring to have a weird doppelganger.

Silly names were researched by, their study revealed all kinds of absurd names in use all over the Internet. What may have been cute in childhood could have lead to a lifetime of embarrassment for these people especially at job interviews or if introducing yourself to a group of people. Very inconsiderate of their parents, or maybe they were just plain cruel. Being called Orson Carte may have been amusing to adults but could have lead to all sorts of playground taunts for the poor kid.

Don't be a Page Turner, read on and find out about Dr OMG and Eileen Dover. Maybe Dr Will Tickel the Lady Garden or Brad Slaughter with go to Backside, no pun intended. This is the best collection of silly names and place names that will embarrass their owners and inhabitants but be very amusing for us. You can also watch the best YouTube video of funny place names from all over the world. If you think this page is hilarious, take a look at ten very funny signs, you just couldn't make it up. What is made up is this collection of silly made up names which will make you chuckle. Also very funny, ten rude names, of real people.

Maybe these unfortunate people should consider changing their names, it's perfectly legal for a person over the age of sixteen in the UK to call themselves by any name they choose so long as it is not for a fraudulent or illegal purpose. In fact rude British surnames have declined dramatically over the last century. Cock, Daft, Death, Smellie, Gotobed, Shufflebottom, Willy, Nutters, Piggs and Jelly were perfectly normal names in the nineteenth century but have fallen from use by as much as 75% since 1881, according to research reported in The Times, which is based on census 1881 data. The National Archives has more information about changing your name. If you do change your name then what better way to tell the world than your own Coat of Arms. Create a free Coat of Arms here. If you think you have a humdinger of a moniker, you are not alone.

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List of Embarrassing Names - My Name Is....

Here are some of the most embarrassing names that parents saw fit to christen their children. Very amusing for us, not so funny for them. It's not just boys either. Girls embarrassing names are just as common, and as entertaining as boys with silly names. These are my favourite daft names.

  1. Chris Moss
  2. Joe King
  3. Barb Dwyor
  4. Stan Still
  5. Lee King
  6. Terry Bull
  7. Page Turner
  8. Tim Bur
  9. Anna Sasin
  10. Justin Case
  11. Eileen Dover
  12. Chris Cross
  13. Pearl Button
  14. Hazelnut
  15. Ray Gun
  16. Teresa Green
  17. Doug Hole
  18. Barry Cade
  19. Will Power
  20. Billboard

Unfortunately named places in the UK - Funny place to live

List of top ten unfortunate or embarrassing towns and villages to live in the UK.

  1. Shitterton (Dorset)
  2. Scratchy Bottom (Dorset)
  3. Brokenwind (Aberdeenshire)
  4. Crapstone (Devon)
  5. Goldenballs (Oxfordshire)
  6. Ugley (Essex)
  7. Crackpot (North Yorkshire)
  8. Backside (Aberdeenshire)
  9. Great Snoring (Norfolk)
  10. Happy Bottom (Dorset)


Need a Lawyer?

As well as Dumas, there are many law firms with embarrassing names. You can find a lawyer called Screwem, a Rich Manger in legal practice and a firm called MILF.

Sites about names

I was interested to find out more about both my Christian name and my surname. I found out that second names became important during the middle ages in England as governments sought to levy personal taxes on the population.


Love your job



Super Hero

According to the BBC the website has identified two people have been named Superman in the UK since 1984.


Keep your hat on



Mind your feet

Other Doctors with amusing names include Dr Leslie Doctor, Dr Sumey, Dr Payne and the appropriately called dentist called Les Plack.


Wh do you think you are kidding

Can you call your child Hitler? Whilst there are people who are actually called Adolf Hitler, it is very likely to be banned in most countries. Britain and America have the most liberal approach with regard to baby naming whereas in Denmark and Iceland parents are much more restricted.

Funny Place Names YouTube Video

Short video of some of the more unusual place names and signage.


Use the force


Lady Garden
Lady Garden

My Lord






name matches my job

Many people have a name that matches their job. A Mr Powdrill who works for Black & Decker, drug counsellor called Mr Cockayne (pronounced cocaine), a dentist who goes by the name of Mr Nash and the cop called Sergeant Sargent.


She loves you really


Very Funny Names

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Choosing a sensible baby name

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      Mary~Jane Stisi 2 years ago

      I grew up having a neighbor (and friend) with the name Harry Dangler III... And you have to think, his grandfather and father both grew up with the same name and still gave him that name... HOW CRUEL.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Sally Mangina my fave, also the Dr Minge link, it's actually seems to be quie a popular name in the US!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hugh Cumber, Gordon Bennett, ray Cock all in my school!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ha, Willie Stroker, it's classic!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What about this for a funny name, Brian Daniel Groom, Bri-Dan Groom. Heard that today thought it was hilarious.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is lots of fun on here, I love the iron knob video.

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      PinkstonePictures 5 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      I've just added Penistone & District, the Pennine Heart of South Yorkshire and the East Peak to your favorite amusing names. This has to be one of the most interestingly named areas. It's such a beautiful area but who thought this was a good idea - someone had a sense of humor.

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      Poor Lady Garden!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Don't feel so bad about being a ramsbottom now!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These poor guys with their funny names!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is hilarious

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very funny.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is just too funny!! Hahahahahaha!


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