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Doug
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posted 07 April 2008 03:28 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
It wasnít easy picking a winner from more than 1,000 entries. Besides Charman Toilette, an early favorite of the judges, there was Chastity Beltz, Wrigley Fields, Justin Credible, Tiny Bimbo, and a girl whose father was an auto mechanic but somehow didnít realize he was effectively giving her the name of a tire: Michele Lynn.

No Michael Hunt or Richard Small?

[ 07 April 2008: Message edited by: Doug ]


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N.Beltov
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posted 07 April 2008 03:33 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My favorite is Dwayne Pipe. However, in Manitoba, there are many people with the last name Dyck. And there are a number of such people called Harold, or Harry, for short. Harry Dyck. Now that would be annoying.
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Agent 204
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posted 07 April 2008 04:02 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
At one of my call centre jobs, I came across the name "Richard Head" on a call list. He brushed me off rather curtly, thus living up to his name.

And of course, every so often I ponder the thought that it would be amusing if Buffy Ste Marie had a daughter named Sue, or Neko Case had a son named Justin. Or, for that matter, if Carol Off decided to name her son after Jack Layton...


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RosaL
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posted 07 April 2008 04:07 PM      Profile for RosaL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I remember a Mary Tyler Moore show that made fun of the name, "Tvedt". I'd heard that name all my life and it had never crossed my mind that it was in any way odd. And of course, it isn't. It's just that perfectly normal names become ridiculous in other languages.
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aka Mycroft
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posted 07 April 2008 04:14 PM      Profile for aka Mycroft     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I once had to call a guy named Goebbels.

Once went to school with a guy named Harry Chin.

Fortunately, I've never met and Adam Baum.


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Agent 204
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posted 07 April 2008 04:39 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, and apparently this guy is for real too.
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Stephen Gordon
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posted 07 April 2008 04:46 PM      Profile for Stephen Gordon        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gotta figure this guy should have received some votes. Even if Letterman did go overboard with it.
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Wilf Day
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posted 07 April 2008 06:41 PM      Profile for Wilf Day     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by N.Beltov:
in Manitoba, there are many people with the last name Dyck.

Not just in Manitoba. A few decades back I met a Peter Dyck.

A bit of a contest between him and the late Cliff Bates, whose name was quite innocuous until you called him by his proper title of Postmaster Bates.


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Wilf Day
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posted 07 April 2008 06:48 PM      Profile for Wilf Day     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Agent 204:
Oh, and apparently this guy is for real too.

He should check out the geology of this village.

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Michelle
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posted 07 April 2008 07:04 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There once was a guy from Nantucket...

Anyhow, these are hilarious! I once knew a woman who was marrying a guy whose last name was "Dawe". She joked at the time that when they had kids, she was going to name them "Lottie" and "Dottie".

When they eventually did have a kid, she went all soap opera and called her "Crystal".


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