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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:20 AM
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What is the craziest name of a real person ever?
I have a couple nominees

1. Dag Hammarskjold - Former Secy. General of the UN
2. God Shamgod - former basketball player for Georgetown University.
3. Boutros Boutros Ghali - Former Secy. General for the UN
4. Chris Fumatu-Mafala - Running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers (I think)
5. Mike Kryzyewski (Shuh-shef-ski)- Coach of the Duke Blue Devils basketball team.
6. Miroslav Satan(shuh-tAN)- hockey player, plays for the Buffalo Sabres. they should trade him to the New Jersey Devils for the sheer hilarity of it!
7. Zarley Zalapsky - Hockey player - former Hartford Whalers defenseman from the early 90's.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:29 AM
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1. I do not mean to offend, but
your list seems to imply some sort of cultural bias. Only foriegn names there

When I worked at the TEC in the mid 70's, we had a client with the name Climax Higgins. Then there was Canary Simmons (he played for the New England Patriots)


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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:41 AM
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46. Really!
There's nothing "funny" about the name Dag Hammerskjold to a Scandinavian, nor is Boutros Boutros Ghally funny in an Islamic culture. Judging from the naming practices I know about in some Islamic cultures, it means "Boutros who is the son of Boutros (in other words, named after his dad) and the grandson of Ghally."
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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:32 AM
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2. Knew a guy named Dick Little
And no, he didn't even go by "Richard". Always said "Hi, I'm Dick Little."

And in many an office of data storage, I'm sure the file clerks chuckle whenever they pull the file entitled "Little, Dick".

:o

By the way, I'm a big Satan fan myself. Hockey needs a goaltender named Jesus, just so the announcers can say "Jesus saves! But Satan nets the rebound!"
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:43 AM
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9. Dilbert cartoon...
Woman asks Dilbert if it's true that all user IDs need to be the first initial and last name. Dilbert says yes. Woman says, "Can you make an exception?". Dilbert says no. Woman leaves in a huff.

Dilbert says, "Boy, that Barbara Utthead sure is a pain".
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 07:57 AM
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27. Dick Cheney (nt)
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Bhaisahab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 03:23 AM
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25. there's a person in office called SOON YE BOO n/t
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PeaceProgProsp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:53 AM
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51. I knew a Pete Small
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Mike Niendorff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:38 AM
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3. It's a tossup for me:

either : Roman Justice <-- (NW airlines management, circa 1970's)
or : Brock Lee <-- (friend of a friend)


MDN
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:40 AM
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4. I knew a guy named "Steele Mallot"
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:41 AM
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5. Dick Trickle.
nt
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Mobius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:35 PM
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80. good one!
:bounce:
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:42 AM
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6. Ferris Ferris
Edited on Mon May-31-04 12:43 AM by qwertyMike
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:42 AM
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7. I knew someone whose last name was
Katzenellenbogen. You've got to wonder how someone came to have a surname that means "cat's elbows".
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:47 AM
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12. Well... Chuck Knoblauch's last name means "garlic".
End of Line.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:42 AM
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8. Dweezle Zappa.
n/t
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BBradley Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:11 AM
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17. I second that.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 05:55 PM
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84. Carried! New business.
BTW, it's spelled "Dweezil"
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:43 AM
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10. i like Satan.
He's a good player, and he's devilishly good looking. Well, I don't know about that, but wouldn't that be funny too?
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:45 AM
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11. Our theatre professor who just got back from Ukraine....
Edited on Mon May-31-04 12:45 AM by JonathanChance
Once taught a woman named Fonda Dicks when he was in Iowa (I think this was back in the 70s or 80s) before he came up here. In high school, she was a basketball star. The annoncers on the local sports reports wer merciless. They'd say stuff in their game reports the next morning like "Fonda Dicks had twenty big ones last night."
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Wonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:51 AM
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13. I met a guy once who'd legally changed his name to Warfam Pestideath
I thought he was kidding so he showed me his driver's license.

Needless to say he wasn't a particularly happy fellow...
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morcatknits Donating Member (128 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:55 AM
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14. Crazy Names
I once knew a colon-rectal surgeon named Burton Hynie, but the best one was a patient who named her daughter Placenta Marie. She thought it was the most beautiful word she'd ever heard. Come to think of it, I knew a woman named Halle Pena, too. Oh well, everyone can't be a Jennifer or a Joshua.
Knit on,
Morcat
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:00 AM
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15. How about Overton Lemon?
That was the real name of 1950s R&B singer Smiley Lewis.
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:08 AM
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16. Im going to add
Oral Roberts - religious fundy who founded Oral Roberts University.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:25 AM
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18. Craven Morehead
'nuff said
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:28 AM
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19. OK...I made that up
...But I did work with Rod Steele. (really)
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theshadow Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:54 AM
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20. The postmaster of...
Kewaskum, WI was named Harry Koch.
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TheWizardOfMudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:02 AM
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21. This one
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:08 AM
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22. Oh, there are many names that are funnier than those!

But maybe the best (or worst) was a customer of the bank where my mother worked as a teller back in the '40's. He was a nice gentleman but the tellers always had a hard time keeping straight faces when Mr. Hardin Straight came in to make a deposit.

:wow: Who could blame them?
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allalone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 03:16 AM
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23. Twinkle Diefendorf
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 03:21 AM
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24. The San Francisco police department employs
Detective Napoleon Hendrix.

My favorite name of all time.
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chenGOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 04:24 AM
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26. Here are a few...
Shiloh Greathouse - Skater for Deca (i think..they change sponsors pretty quick these days)

World B. Free - ex-basketball players with the 76ers

God Shamgod - ex-basketball player (NCAA)

Horation Llamas - yet another ex=basketball player (Phoenix Suns I think?)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 07:59 AM
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28. There was a kid in our town,
son of hippies, named Zero.
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:05 AM
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31. That's good for the self esteem!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:12 AM
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36. I think it was meant to be a statement against "the man's"
addiction to turning us all into numbers, but I agree. What little kid is gonna understand that?
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:04 AM
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29. How could anyone forget Ima June Bugg
...or Ima Hogg?

Once heard of a girl named Celanese, and my friend swears he went to school with a girl named Vagina.

I wonder whether girl named Placenta someone mentioned is an urban legend?
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 09:25 AM
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41. Funny, that was my first thought.
I hade a Biology prof relate the placenta story to us in class in '74.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:05 AM
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30. States Rights Gist
Confederate general. With a name like that, he had to fight.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:08 AM
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32. Ben Gay
former player for the Cleveland Browns and all world head case.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:09 AM
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33. WORLD B. FREE
An alltime classic name. Originally he was Lloyd B. Free......and he was good from anywhere.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:10 AM
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34. I'll add anyone named "Mookie"
:bounce:
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chenGOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 11:27 AM
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56. check post #26....
beat ya to it... :bounce: :hi:
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:11 AM
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35. I have a friend who's really named Zena.
Edited on Mon May-31-04 08:15 AM by SarahBelle
More of an aquaintenance probably though. She looks nothing like Lucy Lawless though. She's a short redhead who is rather quiet. :D
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:21 AM
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37. I know of a woman named Pepsi.
She is a student at the adult education center my mother in law works at.
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:22 AM
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38. Jermain Jackson's son. Jermajesty Jackson
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:25 AM
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39. There was a "townie" when I was in college...
...whose parents named her after their two favorite things:

Marijuana Pepsi (surname redacted to protect the innocent).

As to the foreign names -- I'm sure this one is perfectly normal in some parts of the world, but I can't help but laugh whenever I see the name "Pullin Wang."
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:35 AM
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40. Happy 'til ya amnesty Rainbow
One of several kids of a family form Humboldt County :smoke: Ca.

I can't remember all the kids names but a guy I was in the Army with told me about them. His was really goods friends with one of the kids and dated one of the girls.

the fourth kid was named Even becasue he made it even two boys and two girls.
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PeaceProgProsp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:58 AM
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54. Dixon (or maybe Dickson) Chin
Was a college friend of a friend.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 09:57 AM
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42. Fu was cut by the Steelers this season.
Just a little info for ya!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:12 AM
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43. Bambi Zawisha (my all time favorite -- a fox, too)
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:15 AM
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44. DaWayne Rainwater.
Seriously. Went to school with the poor kid. Also went to school with a Zoltan, but I think that's less weird and more of a cultural thingy. :)
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:37 AM
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45. Tomaso Buscetta, an Italian mafioso arrested in Brazil years ago
His surname is exactly (minus spelling) the Brazilian equivalent or tw@t or c#nt. News announcers would deliberately mispronounce his name as "boos-KEH-tah" instead of the correct "boo-SEH-tah".
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Mixxster Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:41 AM
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47. No lie. I knew a guy named George George.
And what about Englebert Humperdinck? The original was a composer and then the 60's singer swiped the name for himself.
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fameless Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:43 AM
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48. God Shammgod played for Providence.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:46 AM
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49. A few years ago in Oregon
a man named Gurley Crumb was arrested for a multiple murder.

I can see why someone with a name like that would be in a murderous rage, especially against his parents. What were they thinking to name their son "Gurley"?
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Teddy_Salad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 11:30 AM
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58. Yeah, really
I mean, he'd get enough ribbing at school having the surname of Crumb, yet alone having to get through each day being called a Gurley. :eyes:

Some parents have no idea.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:48 AM
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50. Early Jack Frost
He went by Jack.
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PeaceProgProsp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:54 AM
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52. Peter Pocklington
Wasn't he the GM or the owner of the Edmonton Oilers?
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PeaceProgProsp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:55 AM
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53. I saw the name "Harry Ramsbottom" somewhere once.
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MooPie Donating Member (397 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 11:05 AM
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55. Royal Fink
was my dentist's name when I lived in Sarasota in the 70's. I also knew a guy named Paul Paul. Can you believe his parents did that?
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Teddy_Salad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 11:28 AM
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57. Michael Michael and Anita Dick
The former mayor of the city I'm from in Australia was called Michael Michael.

And some people we knew with the last name of Dick named their daughter Anita.

Very cruel.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 11:47 AM
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59. I win. Velvett Fuhrer. No one can beat that.
Great name for a metal band, too.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:53 PM
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60. Oh, so THAT's your real name....
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:25 PM
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61. No. My real name is Randy Rampage. I thought everyone knew that.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:34 PM
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64. Don't you mean "Rrrandy Rrrampage!!!"?
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:45 PM
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66. No. I mean Charlotte Fishcakes.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:49 PM
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68. Leave my mother out of this.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:54 PM
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69. I never mentioned Dame Edmira Mudclutch.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:58 PM
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71. Dude. That's YOUR mother.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:02 PM
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72. Nonsense. My mother is Crinoline McClaptrap
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:24 PM
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75. True enough.
That's what it says on the birth certificate.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:28 PM
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76. It was only later that she changed her name to Chihuahua Deathsquad.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:30 PM
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77. Yes, that was a moving tribute.
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MAlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:27 PM
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62. Dick Holder
Dick Holder was the husband of an art teacher of mine.


Ieta Weiner (first name may be spelled wrong)
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:32 PM
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63. Has Englebert Humperdink been mentioned yet?
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:57 PM
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70. The pop singer wasn't really named
Engelbert Humperdink. He just took that name from the German composer who wrote "Hansel and Gretel."
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kixot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:44 PM
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65. I went to school with a girl named "Valleyofpeace"
Obviously she went by "Valley"
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:45 PM
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67. Delmonte Zuchinni
Edited on Mon May-31-04 01:46 PM by skooooo
...yep, some backwoods person where I'm from named their kid that.
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DoctorBombay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:17 PM
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73. Richard Dick
I am totally not kidding. Math teacher at my high school. Since he taught math, his nickname was obviously.......anyone......


Dick Squared.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:20 PM
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74. The Tuiasasopo family
They have a family tradition at U of Washington, I belive.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:32 PM
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78. Dick Trickle...race car driver...
I mean, why didn't he go by Richard???
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Mobius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 02:35 PM
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79. Bula Zoolsdorf
real name, I swear
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 04:37 PM
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81. more

Zephyr Teachout - very respectable and hardworking former Dean campaign operative and blogger.

Nomar Garciaparra - star shortstop for the Red Sox (he was named Nomar because his father's name is Ramon and he wanted his son to have his own name spelled backwards. Hence "Nomar".)

J.J. Putz - Pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. Road games must be awful for him...
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thebaghwan Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 05:08 PM
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82. I know a guy named Divine Loving. He was really into his name
n/t
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 05:46 PM
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83. Meadowlark Lemon

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bubblesby2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 06:07 PM
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85. Jamshid Maboobie
used to be in the Vancouver phone book :-)
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 06:07 PM
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86. My dad worked with a man named Ted Suck...
My dad would come home and tell me that he worked with Ted Suck and finally met his brother Dick (Ted didn't have a brother named Dick). That was a running joke between my dad and me until her retired. I think he worked Ted for about 15 years.

I had the pleasure of working with a fine gentleman named Raleigh Justice. I learned a lot from him
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 06:27 PM
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87. "Weldon Rumproast IV"
I saw that once on "Real People" - they showed his listing in the phone book.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 11:40 PM
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88. In the small town where I grew up
there was actually a woman named Fonda Rape. I am not kidding. Truly disturbing.
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