View Full Version : Funny names (last names and otherwise)...

07-25-2006, 12:41 PM
My friend Bruce, whom some of you met at Celebration III, works for a guy who's last name is "Thing". Yes, you read that correctly and it is pronounced just the way you expect it. Of course, when I saw that his boss's last name is "Thing", I asked if his daughter was "Ms Thing". :D Bruce told me that his boss was taking "some things" to a different office and I asked if those were his kids! :razz: Are his relatives the "other things"???!!!! :rolleyes:

Also... I love the name "Pujols"!! "Poo holes"??!!!! Are you for real??? :shocked:


07-25-2006, 12:58 PM
There is a guy back home in Michigan who's name is Harry Sackrider! I friggin' kid you not and guess what street he lives on? Bush St! Once again I kid you not.

Just ask Cappy and Rocketboy.

El Chuxter
07-25-2006, 01:04 PM
My mom supposedly had a high school teacher named Ophelia Tettes.

I went to college with a fellow of Vietnamese decent whose last name was Ho. He went by his middle name, Dang. I always wondered why, since this meant he was referred to as "Dang Ho," and that sort of name was asking for trouble. Then the school put out their campus directory, which listed everyone by first name - middle initial - last name. Turns out the first name he never went by was "Phuc." Now it's not pronounced anything like the way it looks in English, but use your brain and put together how it was listed in the directory. Nice guy, but an unfortunate name.

07-25-2006, 01:05 PM
Oh... I believe you!!!

My friend Laura's went to school with a guy named Boogamiere Jones. I went to school with a girl with the last name of "Sexhauer"

Yeah... there's always a Ho. ;)

El Chuxter
07-25-2006, 01:13 PM
Well, I don't want her getting no prank calls, but my mother-in-law is Vietnamese, and has a beautiful name that's pronounced "yoom." Trouble is, whoever originally transcribed this rather common name into English ages ago spelled it, for some reason, D-U-N-G. People never seem to believe it's really her name when they read it.

07-25-2006, 01:22 PM
I know... those Vietnamese and Southeast Asian names can be troubling. :(

07-25-2006, 01:27 PM
Some of the funny customer names I have run across at work:

Harry Bush
Burley Dick
Sandeep Dipsh*t
Hans Saulo(pronounced Han Solo, I talked to this guy)
Mary Widowmaker

07-25-2006, 02:16 PM
If you go there... Tangy Smithers! She was really nice, though. :)

07-25-2006, 05:18 PM
My mothers maiden name was Heck and her best friend in High school last name was Boner and she tells me kids used to say "Oh HECK it's a BONER." For some reason my 1st and last name was made fun of for years, until I grew up and beat the crap those morons.

07-25-2006, 05:29 PM
Mike Hawk (http://www.break.com/index/mikehawk.html) sounds like a good guy.

07-25-2006, 05:33 PM
Oh, that's genius. L O L!!!!

07-25-2006, 08:07 PM
Mike Weir
Mike Hunt

07-31-2006, 07:27 PM
I used to work with a guy named Windell Payne, and another named Al Pine at the same time.

08-01-2006, 04:24 PM
I work with a few application developers with the first name "Baldeep," which always cracks me up. Sometimes we have conference calls with these guys, and during roll call, we put it on mute and ask "Hey, how far you get with the wife last nite?" just before they answer "Baldeep." We're pretty stupid, but we laugh every time.

I went to high school with a dude named "Dusty Doody," which still cracks me up for some reason. Not that it's particulary dirty or anything, but it just sounds so utterly stupid. I know that kid grew up to be a porn star or something.

08-01-2006, 04:48 PM
They used to call me Dusty all the time because my last name is Rhoades (dusty roads) Of course people called my Dad that, and some of my brothers. I hated it for a while but got used to it. I saw the Antiques Roadshow last night, they were featuring a famous Texas collector named Ima Hogg.lol

08-01-2006, 06:37 PM
I did officer training with a guy named Mike Hunt.

There was a receptionist at a software company I did some trining at in Tampa Florida whose last name was Ariola.

A girl in my grade 9 class had the last name Boner.

There were two really bad students on the Artillery QL3 course about 10 years ago at CFB Gagetown here in my home province of New Brunswick whose last names were Hum and Datt. Some people made up a song called "Hum-Datt" that went to the tune of that most foul of all songs - Hanson's Mmm-bop.

I gotta start a nickname thread....

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-06-2006, 10:48 PM

This fellow is my new hero. Someday I hope to have accrued all that he has, minus the name.

08-07-2006, 11:15 AM
How bout that olympic dude named Dick Pound?? That one is also pretty good. and there was a local child psychologist named Dick Bender, I could never figure out why he didn't go by "Richard" but hey :beard:

El Chuxter
08-07-2006, 01:07 PM
There's always NASCAR superstar Dick Trickle.

08-07-2006, 01:19 PM
I knew a guy in high school named Jeffrey DooDoo.

08-07-2006, 02:59 PM
There was an unfortunate person I had a class with whose name was ****head. It's pronounced Shi-teed, but of course when the professor was doing roll call he pronounced it another way.

08-07-2006, 09:22 PM
I talked ot a customer named Quackenbush today.