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.
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?
Kitty Litter and Dot Matrix were my roommates once.
And then there was Gina Statatory...
Eileen Dover has always been one of my favorites.
We had a neighbor named Gladys P. Straight
Recently, parents of a toddler named Adolf Hitler lost their two children to Child Protective Services
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.
Very cool, I like Sharp-Tongue, I say drop the hyphen!
Oh, I don't know, a double barreled name kind of matches your avatar. Gentile.
Yes, I am very gentile; I drink sherry and everything.
I once knew a Richard Whacker who went by Dick, and he also had a son who was named Richard Whacker Jr.
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.
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!
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.
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...
Once I was at a hospital, and heard a page for "Dr. Doctor", lol.
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.
I read a book once and a woman in it was named "Iwanna Gobble"--although I am pretty sure thats only ficticious
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.
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.
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