A Conversation for How Not to Name Children
Old Net Lunatic Started conversation Jun 6, 2002
I think this needs no further clarification from me.......
Cupid Stunt Posted Feb 18, 2004
I don't do it any more, but a while back there was nothing that entertained me more that going through the phone book phone up every unfortunate name... Mr A. Cockhead probably suffered the most... Oh how I laughed...
"Hello? Mr Gun? BANG! You're fired!"
That's not expecially relevant, but in the same vein we also used to phone pubs and ask for various: Amanda Hugankiss, Isobelle Ringing, Oliver Clothesoff, Mike Rotch, Jock Strap, The list is endless. The best reaction was when I put on an australian accent and asked for Mike Hunt. I should be ashamed of myself...
There will always be bored teenagers - don't name your child something like this!
Pinniped Posted Feb 18, 2004
The firm I work for once had an agent called Mr Coquita.
clzoomer- a bit woobly Posted Feb 19, 2004
Went to school with a Mike Hunt and he insisted on being called Michael. In 1980 there was a faux name in the local phone book, apparently put there by the telephone employees. Hugh G. Rection.
Red (and a bit grey) Dog Posted Feb 19, 2004
AgProv2 Posted Jun 15, 2005
I used to work for a bank's callcentre (God help me) and livened up the boring hours by looking through the database for customers with Names.
I know this posting could be pulled for obvious reasons, but I felt real sympathy for the fact we had ELEVEN(!) customers in the database called $hitehead. Not "Whitehead" or "Shirehead" but $hitehead, without the dollar sign which I have used to represent a letter "S".
ELEVEN bona fide fully paid up $hiteheads in the UK, all of whom seemed to be in the Midlands, tending towards Rutland and Leicestershire.
It got worse. Somewhere in Strathclyde there is a Doctor F*ck, with a "u" where I have put the asterix. There is also a Miss F*ckermann, also with a U.
as for "Wankers" - twenty-three of those.
What gets me is that a goodly amount of them were on the database as MRS $hitehead, or mrs Wanker, which indicates they were not born with the name but chose to marry into it...well, they saty true love conquers all!
AgProv2 Posted Jun 15, 2005
I also got a brisk talking-to in my current job when I set up a demonstration customer file in the name of "Arthur Foxache"... apparently this penny didn't drop until a senior manager read it out loud in a meeting and wondered why supressed giggles were breaking out all around.
I went away from my brisk job consultation suitably chastised and ordered to "replace that name!" in all files.
Thus was born "Ophelia Buttock"....
laurathemadone Posted Jul 27, 2005
i know a mrs wheavil. love conquers all...
marieerglad Posted Aug 5, 2005
my littlesister is named Sine and there's nothing unusual about that,
but in her class there are two of them so she is called Sine P.
and this name spelled backwards has given her a nickname that she isn't very fond of.
clzoomer- a bit woobly Posted Aug 5, 2005
AmericanJodie Posted Nov 1, 2005
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- 1: Old Net Lunatic (Jun 6, 2002)
- 2: Cupid Stunt (Feb 18, 2004)
- 3: Pinniped (Feb 18, 2004)
- 4: clzoomer- a bit woobly (Feb 19, 2004)
- 5: Red (and a bit grey) Dog (Feb 19, 2004)
- 6: AgProv2 (Jun 15, 2005)
- 7: AgProv2 (Jun 15, 2005)
- 8: laurathemadone (Jul 27, 2005)
- 9: marieerglad (Aug 5, 2005)
- 10: clzoomer- a bit woobly (Aug 5, 2005)
- 11: AmericanJodie (Nov 1, 2005)