Funny Or Apt Names
Posted 26 July 2005 - 01:02 PM
WELL FIRST OF ALL I APOLOGISE IN CASE THE SPELLING GETS MIXED UP - WE HAVE JUST FINISHED APPERITIFS WITH THE NEIGHBOURS!!!
WE WERE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WE KNEW AND I REMEMBEED SOME VERY STRANGE NAMES I HAVE COME ACROSS.
ONE OF MY FIRST JOBS WAS WORKING IN A FURNITURE STORE AND I WAS THE CASHIER - NO PROBLEM. THEN WE HAD THIS CUSTOMER AND IF I SAW HIM COMING I HAD TO DO A RUNNER. HIS SURNAME WAS HARDON - TRY SAYING THAT WITHOUT IT SOUNDING REALLY RUDE
IN THE MID EIGHTIES I WAS WORKING IN LONDON AND SHARED AN OFFICE WITH A LOVELY AMERICAN WHOSE SURNAME WAS GOODNIGHT
IN THE OFFICE NEXT DOOR ON OUR FLOOR THERE WAS AN EQUALLY NICE ENGLISHMAN WHOSE NAME WAS GOODENOUGH - STRANGE EH
SOME YEARS BEFORE I WAS CALLED INTO THE OFFICE AND TOLD WE WERE TO HAVE A VISITOR THAT AFTERNOON - BUT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST I MAKE ANY REACTION TO HIS NAME.
WELL THIS REALLY WASN'T FAIR - FOREWARNED ETC
THAT AFTERNOON THE VISITOR ARRIVED AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF - CAPTAIN LILLICRAP - NOW YOU TELL ME HOW YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE!!!!!!
BUT THE VERY BEST - AND HOPEFULLY YOU CAN NOW IMAGINE MY DEMEANOUR - WAS THE DAY I WAS AT A COCKTAIL PARTY AND INTRODUCED TO A VISITING ARMY OFFICER - MAJOR HAZARD
I WAS SO PLEASED I WAS DRINKING CHAMPAGNE - IT GAVE ME THE EXCUSE OF CHOKING ON THE BUBBLES
I CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONE WITH THESE SORT OF STORIES, SO I LOOK FORWARD TO READING ALL THE OTHERS.
WITH A STRAIGHT FACE
Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:54 AM
One day at work, I returned to my office to find a message from a Zipadee Dudah, who was with some insurance company. When I called the person back, I asked him if this was his real name and he told me the story.
His parents had named him Donald Dudah, but his entire life all of his classmates teased him and called him Zipadee Doo Dah after the song made famous by Walt Disney. When he was grown, he decided to legally change his first name to Zipadee. When I asked him why, he replied, ìYou called me back, didnít you.î
Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:37 AM
Wow, those are funny. The only one I can think of is I went to school with someone with the last name- Bate, well, kids will be kids and we all called him Master, Master Bate!
Posted 27 July 2005 - 01:36 PM
The only funny one we know of is that the Englishman Thomas Crapper was a plumber in London and holds 9 patents for plumbing related items.
Also Don's childhood doctor in Clayton, New Mexico was named Dr. Slaughter. and his parents Certified Public Accountant for 40 years was named N.O. Brane.
Edited by Don and Margaret, 27 July 2005 - 06:39 PM.
Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:04 PM
I just had my daughter, and there was a couple at a birthing class we took that were planning on naming their child Callie Lilly (say the first and middle name together and it sounds like the flower). Geez... cute now but not when she grows up! Hopefully they had a boy instead!!
Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:27 PM
Sorry, had to be told
One name we did come across which we used to take turns of using, if guys we didn't fancy, were trying to chat us up was.....Mabel Clutterchuckerbutty.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:01 PM
Names can be very funny - I should talk, my real name is Beri LOL
Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:51 AM
My first boss was a Mr.Savage and one of my teachers, Miss Fortune! Cannot think of any others.....
Keep them coming.....
Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:20 AM
Jacky, so glad to see you back posting!! Glad you are safe.
O.K. here's my contribution to "funny names" When I was with the airlines I had a regular customer........I just enjoyed her so much.....her name was Lima Bean. She was a darling little British lady.
Of course you've heard of two of our "grand dames" of Texas history:
Ima and Ura Hogg
Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:02 PM
What a great topic, Caroline!! That's what comes after a few drinks with the neighbours!!
Posted 30 July 2005 - 03:43 PM
When she held her firstborn, my aunt never thought about her daughter growing up and putting her name on a belt. Well, Dawn Runk did just that; but she put her first initial along with her last name.....DRunk.
Posted 30 July 2005 - 04:05 PM
Edited by Jacqueline, 30 July 2005 - 05:34 PM.
Posted 30 July 2005 - 06:43 PM
Oh my these are hilarious and a little embarrasing
Mimi, I first trip to The Driskill I heard about Ima & Ura Hogg. That is so funny.
I get a lot of Fan Belt, Man Help for my last name.
I have some silly doctor & dentist names that are real.
Posted 31 July 2005 - 11:01 AM
Posted 31 July 2005 - 12:17 PM
In my high school there was a music teacher named Selma Aas (ahs).
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