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jessicaorr
09-10-2008, 04:36 AM
OK, so the pet name thread gave me an idea. What is the funniest first name/surname combination you can think of?

When my husband and I were expecting we came up with all sorts of names that seemed alright at first but were just awful when you say them out loud:

(Orr is pronounced like "or")

Rowan Orr
Ford Orr (I love Ford's character from The Hitchhiker's Guide, so sad I'll never be able to use it!)
Tara Orr

Growing up, I had a friend called Aniclair Day...

Pagey's_Girl
09-10-2008, 04:59 AM
I used to work with a lady whose last name was Woitasek - pronounced "Wait a sec." I also used to know a girl named Shiloh (yes, like Brad and Angelina's offspring.) I always thought that was a neat name.

willfulone
09-10-2008, 05:09 AM
Well, Jason Lee does have a son named Inspektor Pilot - no joke. I may not be spelling it correctly - but "Earl" is a bit odd in the name he selected.

Your Orr reference reminded me of Bobby Orr.

Neurotic
09-10-2008, 05:14 AM
Guy I went to school with was called Michael Hunt. He went by Mike.

Eskimo1990
09-10-2008, 06:07 AM
My dad knew someone named Walter Melon. He went by his middle name.

jgold
09-10-2008, 06:12 AM
Chester Butts.

He was my art teacher. And he owned a bar. He went by Mr. Butts. :D

I'm so immature. Why is that still funny to me?

willfulone
09-10-2008, 11:37 AM
That is funny to me too.

I have seen::

Ima Pizza

that is NOT a joke. I have actually seen this name on a legal document.

kct webber
09-10-2008, 11:59 AM
My mother went to school with a kid named Webster Encyclopedia Dictionary. No kidding. I saw a pic of him in her old yearbook. And I've met a girl named Mary Christmas.

aruna
09-10-2008, 01:00 PM
There was a girl called Janet Truelove in my class at school. I thought it so romantic!

kct webber
09-10-2008, 01:09 PM
There was a girl called Janet Truelove in my class at school. I thought it so romantic!

Hm. I knew a guy named Mark Truelove. Maybe they were related.

Priene
09-10-2008, 01:46 PM
There's a football player called Jermaine McSporran. I just don't think that can be beaten.

Marian Perera
09-10-2008, 01:59 PM
I've heard of a Korean doctor called Ok Soon. Beats Dr Deadman (yes, there is such a doctor somewhere in Ontario).

Priene
09-10-2008, 03:18 PM
I've heard of a Korean doctor called Ok Soon. Beats Dr Deadman (yes, there is such a doctor somewhere in Ontario).

Then there was the former South Korean Prime Minister, Lee Bum Suk (http://www.economicexpert.com/a/Lee:Bum:Suk.htm).

DamaNegra
09-10-2008, 04:38 PM
Deborah Verga (http://www.maryholder.com/agents/deborahverga.html). Not funny to non-Spanish speakers but still, hilarious! Especially considering deborah sounds a lot like "swallows" and verga literally means "dick". Now THAT is an unfortunate name.

JoeEkaitis
09-10-2008, 04:50 PM
Dick Trickle (http://www.nascar.com/drivers/dps/dtrickle00/cup/index.html). Lock thread.

kristie911
09-10-2008, 05:18 PM
Dick Ring.

No, his legal name is not Richard. No middle name.

And the worst? He's a Jr.

Pagey's_Girl
09-10-2008, 05:34 PM
Dick Ring.

No, his legal name is not Richard. No middle name.

And the worst? He's a Jr.

In some circles, that might count as child abuse...

I used to work with a guy named Tom Crapa. His wife was a middle school teacher. She insisted it was pronounced "CRAY-pah" but he prounced it "Crappa."
With middle schoolers, I think I would have used my maiden name.

I also used to work with a very sweet guy named Don Page. One time I said to him, "You know, I'd ask if Jimmy Page was your brother, but you're probably getting tired of that by now."
Turns out his brother's name is - no kidding - Jimmy. But no, he's not that Jimmy Page. (Crappacrappacrappa....)

ETA: Just got a call from someone asking for "Locksmith." Uh, dude? Try "Lakshmi." And the excuse that she "has an accent" won't fly. She's from New Jersey.

qwerty
09-10-2008, 07:01 PM
I know a guy called Wayne King.

Read a book with a Chinese Catholic priest in it called Cardinal Sin.

Mr Flibble
09-10-2008, 08:24 PM
Well this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Clark_Kerr,_1st_Baron_Inverchapel)always has me in fits.

I'll not post it here cos it's rather adult in nature, but scroll down to the letter that begins Dear Reggie

Kitty Pryde
09-10-2008, 08:34 PM
Well this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Clark_Kerr,_1st_Baron_Inverchapel)always has me in fits.

I'll not post it here cos it's rather adult in nature, but scroll down to the letter that begins Dear Reggie

:roll:

One of the kiddos at my summer camp was name Jestin Case [normal last name]. He thought it was hilarious.

Salem
09-10-2008, 08:41 PM
My friend has a step daughter named Heaven Leigh. I like the name Heaven but adding Leigh as a middle name is overkill.

qwerty
09-10-2008, 08:52 PM
The Germans have a cool name for art.

MaryMumsy
09-10-2008, 09:10 PM
No one can beat the famous Ima Hogg of Texas. She was a tireless supporter of the arts and education, and the doyenne of Houston society.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Hogg

MM

Sarpedon
09-10-2008, 09:24 PM
Wasn't there an author named "Preserved Fish?"

And how can we forget "Cardinal Sin?"

And "Commodore Goodenough." (he later became an admiral, but I think 'commodore' is the funniest naval rank to go with his name, for some reason)

And "States-Rights Gist." Yes, that is not a nickname, but his real given name.

jessicaorr
09-10-2008, 09:25 PM
ROLF, these are great!

We had a man named John Truelove run for treasurer a few years back. His slogan was "John Truelove - You Love what he does with your money!" I know it's stupid, but it gave me the giggles every time I saw it.

vixey
09-10-2008, 10:10 PM
I dated a guy in high school who's last name is Sinn. His father was a minister.

Pagey's_Girl
09-10-2008, 10:32 PM
Back when I was the receptionist at IBM, someone called wanted a Wan Hung Lo paged. It was for real.

Another time we had a visitor by the name of Harry Cox. I wouldn't have thought anything of it if my boyfriend, who was working on the site at that time and being something of a pain in the patootie, hadn't started giggling from over behind the widow of the security control center. I was seriously considering smacking him. (The boyfriend, not Mr. Cox....)

stormie
09-10-2008, 10:36 PM
A list of real names. (http://hometown.aol.com/detles1/myhomepage/index.html) (It's after the intro.)

Here's one with the explanation: "Brain Cancer. His mother wanted to name him Brian, but spelled it wrong"

Okay, and I have to add this: My neighbor's husband insisted they name their youngest son Jack Daniel. (It's his favorite drink.)

dobiwon
09-10-2008, 10:40 PM
I used to have a neighbor who had two children, a boy named Noel and a girl named April. Not funny unless you know that Noel was born in April, and April was born in, you guessed it, late December.

Mr Flibble
09-10-2008, 11:45 PM
Another time we had a visitor by the name of Harry Cox.


I had a customer today by the name of Mr Cocks ( yes, spelt like that). Goes quite well with some of my others: Mr Lusty and Mr Tugnut

oneblindmouse
09-11-2008, 12:21 AM
Well this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Clark_Kerr,_1st_Baron_Inverchapel)always has me in fits.

I'll not post it here cos it's rather adult in nature, but scroll down to the letter that begins Dear Reggie

:roll:

Sarpedon
09-13-2008, 12:32 AM
Oh, my father used to work with someone named Darlene Mader, who went by 'Dar.'

It was really funny when she got paged over the hospital intercom. (If you can't figure out why, this was just after Star Wars came out, and the intercom wasn't very clear)

"Darth Vader, call 8331. Darth Vader, call 8331."

roncouch
09-13-2008, 01:15 AM
In college, met a man named Dailey Belcher.