03 March 2009

What's In A Name?


Throughout my life I have had the pleasure of hearing some pretty horrible/awesome names, either through my work, or just from meeting new people in social situations. I don't want to strain my shoulder patting myself on the back, but I managed to not burst out laughing or shoot back with a disbelieving "Fuck you!" when I encountered the owners of these bizarre monikers. I'm rather proud of my restraint, especially when I consider how ludicrous (not Ludacris) some of these names are.

My top 5:

Landon Dick
Rodney Woodrow Bohner
Sharon Dix (still my favorite)
Shirley (working for the City of LaVerne, CA)
Major Woodie (a police major)

What's the craziest name YOU'VE ever encountered? Is it worthy of a velvet painting?

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Skynyrd's What's Your Name.
Bob & Gene's Your Name.

11 comments:

zakary said...

Can you imagine actually namimg a person Rodney Bohner? That's messed up.

Anna Liffen said...

I'm sure I can come up with or recall something worse if I give it some time, but on top of my head, the recruitment consultant (I hate all recruiters, they're scum) called Gavin Badcock is pretty bad.

Bj in Dallas said...

I went to school with a girl named Tammy Skaggs......and she was one

Bj in Dallas said...

ok you started it, so come over to the rant club (link on my site) and add some lyrics to the boob song. You know you're just dying to.

Bj in Dallas said...

since you have a song for your penis

Chelle said...

There is a guy in my home town called, "Dick Lay".

He sells... herbs.

Lo said...

I've collected freaky names for 40 years. Seriously. Hand over the velvet painting. My all time favorite was a dentist named DeWitt DeWiwe (pronounced De-Weewee). Like his parents couldn't have named him steve and saved years of misery and probably therapy. I have a lawyer friend whose name is Leier (pronounced Liar) and in Pocatello Idaho there was a law firm called Dial and Lose. PRobably should have reversed that, don't you think?

SOMETHING HAPPENED SOMEWHERE TURNING said...

The former head of the Utah Highway Patrol was Richard Head. His friends called him Dick.

Debbie said...

I got nothing! But I loved yours and the ones in the comments.

Bj in Dallas said...

Oh yeah, my sister's Gyno's name is Dr. Thrillkill

I am Trish Marie said...

My all time favorite client's name, Richard Boner. What the hell were his parents thinking? Dick Boner! I will never be mature enough to not giggle at that.