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what are the strangest names you have ever come across?

Asked by bybvibe93 (232 points ) August 18th, 2007 from iPhone

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Perchik's avatar

On Cbs's pirate master, there's a guy named Azmyth, (love that name).

I had a friend who name their dog Insert Name Here (thats what they would register it as at the vet and stuff) and they called it Mozart.

There was a Road street in my hometown.

gooch's avatar

My family is Cajun so they had pretty strange names. These are just a few. My great grandmothers name was Celeman pronounced silly man. Her grandmothers name was Nastize. I had a great grandfather named Philocles.

Jill_E's avatar

I heard a funny story by Kevin Nealon of SNL fame, he said on one of the late night show long ago, he kept hearing the word "Nacho .....Nacho....Nacho" he assumed it was a vendor, until he saw someone actually looking for their dog. LOL

One famous person, I cant remember who, but they named their son or daughter Pilot Inspector or Inspector Pilot.

glial's avatar

Call me shallow, but the last name Lipschitz always makes me chuckle.

mirza's avatar

i think my name is very strange since i have never heard of anyone else named mirza and no one seems to know how to pronounce it

also one of our neighbour is named cole kutz

mzgator's avatar

Honestly, my second cousin's maiden name is Smelley. She married a wonderful guy, but unfortunately.....his last name, which she took.....was Penix. So, after her marriage, she became a Smelly-Penix. She even hyphenated the two names and used both of them. Wow...I still think that is impressive!

kevbo's avatar

No joke... a dentist named Dr. Smoker (Albuquerque), an orthodontist named Dr. Hurt (Albuquerque), and a Taos urologist named Dr. Cockburn.

glial's avatar

My dentist when I was a kid was Dr. Pullen..no lie

Perchik's avatar

I met a guy who sold prosthetics whose name was Dr. Stubbs.

Jill_E's avatar

I forgot to add one more, my mom's cousin's name is Ima Payne.

figbash's avatar

I used to work in a hospital with a nurse named Sharon Seaman.

loupus's avatar

Worked for a guy named Dave Boner. Have great aunts named Elva and LaRue (also from Louisiana).

My uncle named a cat D-Con.

pwyatt's avatar

I went to high school with Wendy Meadows and went to college with London Bridge.

Dated a woman who was Cinnamon Fosbinder. She was not a stripper.

Poser's avatar

Met a dude in the Navy with the last name Samples. He was a seaman.

Seaman Samples.

Really.

sfgal's avatar

A friend in high school knew a guy whose name was Frikes Polikes (pronounced Freak-us Pole-ee-kus). His sister's name was Groovy Nipples. No joke. Maybe their parents did a lot of drugs?

bybvibe93's avatar

wow! I have a kid in my class named Ai prounced i. He was hard to tell on.

Teacher: alright, who did it.

Student: Ai did it!

And I knew a guy named timber wolf and another named mike roch. I also saw a couch store on vacation called sofa king! If you dont understand the last one say it really fast, then you will get it.

bybvibe93's avatar

oh, and I my dads friend had a dog named dog

mirza's avatar

o i named by nemo fish - emo

Perchik's avatar

In high school I know a guy named Emanuel Blow (pronounced a man you'll blow)

ketoneus's avatar

My mom taught school in Dallas in the 70s and had a student named Syphilis - pronounced Suh-feel-Yus. No joke. Poor girl.

occ's avatar

The Mayor of Austin is named Will Wynn! I would hate to run against him!

breedmitch's avatar

Back to strange names, my two grandfathers first names were Mancil and Tillman. My folks always joked that they should have named me Mancil Tillman M_____. Not Funny.

zina's avatar

not sure how it’s spelled, but pronounced ‘Snopsidot’

and the twins, Jack and Jill (not strange, per se, but interesting name choice)

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

Ick Himoff, Sukh MahWong, Moon Unit and Dwiesel Zappa (Frank Zappa’s kids), Snilp (from my brother’s favorite kid’s book), my cousins named their dog D-O-G (pronounced dee-oh-gee), Luqueah Cohen, and a street named Ho Hum Hollow.

8lightminutesaway's avatar

Urologist named Dr. Dick Tapper and I saw a sign for a guy named Dick Biggalow. I know some girls named zaia ( pronouced z I uh), radha, and meara. I named my beta fish slayer. I used to have a dog named Canuck, since I’m half canadian.

stratman37's avatar

I knew a girl in grade school, her name was Mona Little. We’d get new kids to ask her her name, and when she answered, we’d all moan a little!

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