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Ghoser777
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Jul 8, 2010, 10:24 PM
 
I know it's juvenile, but I find names with "special meaning" really funny.

For example, The Independent had an article today about Israel, and the author turned out to be Patrick Cockburn.

Which of course begged the obvious follow up question... are there any Harry Cockburn's in the world?

Yes and No

What's your favorite unfortunate name? And I don't mean fake ones at the end of a Bart Simpson prank call - I want real names where parents didn't realize (or maybe they did...) that they were subjugating their children to years of snickering and many trips to the psychologist.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 04:10 AM
 
There is a couple in Germany called Donald and Daisy Duck but I suspect this to be stage names.
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Jul 9, 2010, 04:54 AM
 
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 09:16 AM
 
Friends and workmates of friends, so I don't know them directly..

Rich Pickings
Lisa Simpson

And a joke I just got on email about the supposedly true name of a woman who runs a pub

Linda Lykes,
The Cock Inn,
ERBUM,
Tillet,
Herts.

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 09:18 AM
 
I went to high school with a B. J. Stoner.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 09:27 AM
 
R.A. Dickey. Leads to quotes like "Thole's done a nice job back there, receiving Dickey."


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Jul 9, 2010, 09:28 AM
 
There's a Dick Shaker in the town next to me, owns a car dealership there.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 09:28 AM
 
LeBron James.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 09:29 AM
 
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 10:04 AM
 
Ima Hogg, daughter of a Texas governor. She wound up being quite the philanthropist.

Shanda Lear, daughter of Bill Lear (Lear Jet)

My wife, working in the nursery, has actually encountered "Abcde" (ab-SID-ee), "Espn" (ES-pin), and others...

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Jul 9, 2010, 10:04 AM
 
I once knew a local designer by the name of Richard Held. Unfortunately, he didn't go by the name Richard...
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 10:11 AM
 
There used to be an old fellow in my town named Beecher Dick.

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Jul 9, 2010, 10:13 AM
 
I was always fond of Dick Assman.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 10:25 AM
 
Edward Penishands, i saw a documentary about him once. He was quite a happy fellow.
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Jul 9, 2010, 11:23 AM
 
I'd swear we had this thread before.

Brook Trout (son of a guy I worked with)
Richard Head (he was before me in line to check in to a hotel in Dallas)

And just today on FAIL Blog:
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 11:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I was always fond of Dick Assman.
I've actually been to his gas station.

Strangely enough, supposedly so has James Blanchard, the US Embassador to Canada, specifically to meet Dick Assman.

There is also a Mike Kuntz in his city. And I suppose every city has Mike Hunt.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 12:28 PM
 
There is a urologist in Toledo, Ohio named Richard Tapper.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 01:07 PM
 
There is a plastic surgeon in Toronto that does penis enlargement, and his name is Dr. Stubbs, who was taught by Dr. Long.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 05:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
There is a plastic surgeon in Toronto that does penis enlargement, and his name is Dr. Stubbs, who was taught by Dr. Long.
Those are pretty good. In Long Beach, MS there was an optometrist named Pearce-he ran the "Pearce Eye Clinic" on Hwy 90. I always thought that was an unfortunate choice...

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Jul 9, 2010, 07:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
There is a plastic surgeon in Toronto that does penis enlargement, and his name is Dr. Stubbs, who was taught by Dr. Long.
FUNNY article. Thanks for the post
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 10:10 PM
 
No one's mentioned Nascar (almost) legend Dick Trickle?
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Jul 9, 2010, 10:19 PM
 
I'm also surprised no one has mentioned NHs old D. representative:. Dick Swett.
What, me worry?
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 10:55 PM
 
New Scientist Magazine got obsessed with Nominative determinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for a short while, it is crazy, but it happens.

Examples:

Dr. Dick Chopp - Famous urologist, specializing in vasectomies.
Frances Crook - director of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Charles M. Telesco, astronomer.
Anna Smashnova - the Israeli tennis player.
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Jul 9, 2010, 11:22 PM
 
Amy Freeze, Fox Chicago Weather Woman
     
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Jul 10, 2010, 12:27 AM
 
I saw a sign for commercial real estate once, the agents name was:

Dick Kurtz
     
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Jul 10, 2010, 12:48 AM
 
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Jul 10, 2010, 09:53 AM
 
A guy named Peter Bender used to come into a store I worked in a long time ago.

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Jul 10, 2010, 10:54 AM
 
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Jul 10, 2010, 01:43 PM
 
I once had dental work done by Royal Paine, DDS.
Consider these posts as my way of introducing you to yourself.

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Jul 11, 2010, 12:43 AM
 
I met a DORKUS HO once.
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Jul 11, 2010, 12:57 AM
 
I knew a guy named 'Richard Seaman'. He chose to go by 'Dick'. When I knew him, he never understood why the kids giggled when he was introduced.
     
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Jul 11, 2010, 07:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
There is a urologist in Toledo, Ohio named Richard Tapper.
There’s a former captain of the national Danish men’s handball team who’s called Joachim Boldsen (= Ballson).

I went to high school with a B. J. Stoner.
Remove the first letter from my e-mail address (which is made up of my first name and my last two initials), and you get “anus BJ”. It actually took me two years to see that one.
     
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Jul 12, 2010, 03:51 AM
 
Baseball players Coco Crisp and Milton Bradley.

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Jul 12, 2010, 05:33 AM
 
Dickon Stainer... head of Decca Marketing in the UK!
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Jul 12, 2010, 11:58 AM
 
My old boss' name was Richard Payne, and yes he went by "Dick".
Nicest boss a guy could have.
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Jul 13, 2010, 08:06 AM
 
Dick Butkis.
     
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Jul 13, 2010, 08:30 AM
 
There was a girl named Virginia, we called her "virgin" for short, but not for long.
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Jul 13, 2010, 09:31 AM
 
My cousin's first wife was the sixth of six children. Apparently, by the time she was born, the parents decided to have a little fun with their newborn daughter as they'd already used up 5 traditional family names. So, Mr. and Mrs. Easter decided to name their daughter Happy.

Yep, Happy Heather Easter.

As I recall, having only met her twice, she was a bitter, bitter woman.
     
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Jul 13, 2010, 09:34 AM
 
Joaquin Bottom (real name of Joaquin Phoenix).
Roddy Bottum (flamboyant keyboardist for Faith No More).
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Jul 13, 2010, 10:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Joaquin Bottom (real name of Joaquin Phoenix).
What about his dead brother River Bottom.
     
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Jul 13, 2010, 02:34 PM
 
I plan on my first born male having the first name Max and the middle name Capacity, but that's not an unfortunate name. it's just awesome.
     
   
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