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Amusing Names

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    Wilfionposted 6 years ago

    Working in an archive with the last wills and testaments of everyone who has died in England and Wales, I came across some amusing names of the deceased. 

    These included:

    Fanny Grewcock
    Davy Crockett Gay-Comings
    The surname of Pinecoffin
    and a Dick Head

    I also once worked with a Sandy Camps

    Are there any other amusing names out there?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Kitty Litter and Dot Matrix were my roommates once.

    And then there was Gina Statatory...

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    Eileen Dover has always been one of my favorites.
    We had a neighbor named Gladys P. Straight

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm assuming she was a relative of Ben Dover?

  4. barryrutherford profile image79
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    I used to go to a Dentist called Dr Bliss

  5. MissJamieD profile image71
    MissJamieDposted 6 years ago

    Recently, parents of a toddler named Adolf Hitler lost their two children to Child Protective Services

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    Wilfionposted 6 years ago

    I have failed to mention my own surname.  It was Sharp, but as I am the last in the line of both my mother's and father's family, and as I have no brothers or sisters, and will not be having children, I decided to combine my mother's and father's surnames to make a double-barrelled one. As a result, I am now Sharp-Tongue.  At least both names will now continue for as long as I do.

    1. Ben Zoltak profile image83
      Ben Zoltakposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very cool, I like Sharp-Tongue, I say drop the hyphen!

    2. Rosie2010 profile image74
      Rosie2010posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sharp-Tongue is catchy! big_smile

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Not only that-- it is a great writer name. The pen is mightier than the (sharp) sword.

    3. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I don't know, a double barreled name kind of matches your avatar. Gentile.

      1. profile image0
        Wilfionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I am very gentile; I drink sherry and everything.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          And probably wear cardigans, this is class. You should definitely keep the double barreled name. You are an individual, with breeding I might add. * high society*

  7. K. Burns Darling profile image81
    K. Burns Darlingposted 6 years ago

    I once knew a Richard Whacker who went by Dick, and he also had a son who was named Richard Whacker Jr.

  8. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I wrote an entire hub about this! As a southerner and a retired teacher, I've seen LOTS of amusing names. Some of these names result from the old southern tradition of giving a family surname as a middle name, as in Mary Eates Dix. Eates was the mother's surname before marriage. We also have a urologist in town named Dr. Peters. If I had married one of my old boyfriends, my name would have been Holle Cook Potts.

  9. Spencer Camus profile image61
    Spencer Camusposted 6 years ago

    I am aware of these two genunine names.

    These two boys, with the surname Mycock, were called Aaron and Wharton!

    Brilliant...for us I mean...not, I guess, for them!

    1. alancaster149 profile image85
      alancaster149posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How about the inventor of the flushing toilet, Thomas Crapper?  There's also a gravestone I saw for a man called John Thomas. Did Thomas Crapper come from the Kentish village of Pratt's Bottom? These were real men, and the village is real, so is Mucking in Essex. There's more where that came from...
      At the other end of the scale is Eva Brick, the smash and grab robber, or Mike Atsill the vet.

  10. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    Harry Cox and Frissi Titsworth

  11. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 6 years ago

    I grew up in a small town of about 500 people, and I can remember three men named Harry Barry, Charlie Brown, and the last who was a minister--Reverend Butt... big_smile

    Once I was at a hospital, and heard a page for "Dr. Doctor", lol.

  12. leahlefler profile image99
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    My grandmother worked as a school secretary and had a Bunker Hill enroll. There was also the Rabbit family: Peter and Bunny were the kids' names.

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    Emily Sparksposted 6 years ago

    I read a book once and a woman in it was named "Iwanna Gobble"--although I am pretty sure thats only ficticious smile

  14. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    Ida Takeshita and all her relatives

  15. Specialist5 profile image66
    Specialist5posted 6 years ago

    I was in the Army stationed at Fort Bragg in 1975-1978.  One of the officers had Seargeant as a last name.  The problem was that he was a lieutentant (sp) so he was Lieutentant Seargeant.  It was hard to address him without a smile.  Thankfully we only had to call him Lieutentant.

  16. savanahl profile image71
    savanahlposted 6 years ago

    Kitty Do

  17. JKenny profile image93
    JKennyposted 6 years ago

    I had a teacher at school called Mr. Cockburn pronounced Coburn. But everyone called him Cock-burn anyway. Definitely think he was in the wrong job.

  18. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Anthonyweiner.jpg
    I wonder what Anthony Weiner is up to these days...

 
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