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What is the weirdest/most unusual name you've ever heard?

Asked by Skaggfacemutt (9810points) January 26th, 2012

And I mean the name of a person that you actually know (or used to know).

A friend of mine knew two sisters in Idaho whose names were Ima Butt and Yura Butt. They could hardly wait to get married!

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bongo's avatar

Michael Hunt and Richard Head. I have actually met people with those names. WHY would you do that to someone?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Mike Hunt. We laughed every single time he was paged over the loud speaker at school. I also had Algebra with an “ethnic” girl named Euranicca. I shit you not. Sound that one out and guess what people called her behind her back.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Mike Hunt – I had to read that a couple of times before I got it!

I had a friend in high school named Sue Kretz.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Ginger Rale.

bkcunningham's avatar

I actually knew a guy named Harry Butt. I know people whose last name is Necessary. I have photos of their cemetery out in the country. There is a sign that says, “Necessary Cemetery.”

Aethelwine's avatar

I had a friend in jr high when he first told me his name I thought he said Adam. Nope, it was Atom.

bkcunningham's avatar

I have a friend whose last name is Dumass. It is oftern mispronounced.

downtide's avatar

There was a boy in my school called Richard Head. And once at work someone did a “gotcha” on the man that reads announcements over the tannoy, asking for “Drew Peacock” to contact reception. He read that out in front of 8,000 people…

Coloma's avatar

I once saw a wedding announcement in my local paper for a couple that were named…” Larry & Terry Derryberry!” lol

I played a practical joke on my snooty ex MIL years ago when I was pregnant.
My ex was an avid fly fisherman and I told her if we had a son we were going to name him ” Brook Trout ” Which went with my last name that starts with a “B”. ;-)
It was even better when I told her that if the baby was a girl I was going to name her “Beulah Lou.”

OMG! The LOOK on her face was PRICELESS, replete with barely contained slight choking sounds and extreme stammering…all she could manage to utter was a feeble “Oooh!” Priceless I tell you priceless! ;-D

Kardamom's avatar

My cousin almost named her kid Draven, a character from the movie The Crow. Apparently we were not able to conceal our horror at this potential choice and she named his something completely normal.

In Junior High, there was a kid named Rod Butts (he was actually very cute and I had a crush on him) I don’t recall him getting any sh*t for that name back then, it’s only now, looking back on it that it seems rather unfortunate.

We had a drivers ed teacher who’s last name was Savitch and he was not very nice, so everybody assumed it was Savage.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

There is a family in my area whose last name is Savage. They put on their Christmas cards – “from the Savage tribe.”

Coloma's avatar

I had a dentist once named “Dr. Payne.” lol

john65pennington's avatar

African American couple named their infant boy “DELUXE”.

Esedess's avatar

My cousin’s daughter is named “Xia”.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’ve heard of two kids here (from different families, of course) name “Abcde”, which is pronounced ab-cuh-dee.

DominicX's avatar

I have a friend who knows someone named “Sue Her”. :\

flutherother's avatar

Theresa Green. Didn’t her parents realise.

marinelife's avatar

At our previous abode, we used to get mail for a previous resident whose unfortunate name was Harry Beaver.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I heard a joke once where a lawyer called his Shiztue “So-su’-mi.”

Esedess's avatar

There was a guy at my high school whose last name was “Man”. It’s not that funny/unusual by itself, but consider if he gets married… His wife will be Mrs. Man.

LOL… That always just made me chuckle a little bit.

MilkyWay's avatar

Same as you @Skaggfacemutt , Butt. They were a whole family we met on holday.

DrBill's avatar

while teaching, I ran into quite a few:

Richard Head
Rozie Annus
Bozo Peavey Heffalfinger
Rosie Palms
Major Boozer (his brothers were named Captain, Lieutenant and General)

Keep_on_running's avatar

Bozo Peavey Heffalfinger”

Wow. What nationality is that!

Joker94's avatar

U-Majesty Williams. I shit you not. Though I never met the kid, I heard he sure did act like royalty, though.

Keep_on_running's avatar

Is it really wrong of me to laugh out loud at some of these?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Nope. I have been.

Keep_on_running's avatar

LOL, I feel so bad…

“Larry & Terry Derryberry” and “Deluxe” I mean WTF?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Dentist in Connecticut, “Doctor B. Hurt”

Kardamom's avatar

I think that Jermaine Jackson (Michael’s brother) has a kid named Jermajesty. But then again, the kid is in good company with his cousin Prince and Blanket.

YARNLADY's avatar

Stone Phillips

Neizvestnaya's avatar

A great aunt was named Colastica.

Coloma's avatar

Haha..“Colastica”...that’s a WTF? one too!

Coloma's avatar

@Keep_on_running I know huh? What could the odds BE of some guy named Larry Derryberry falling in love with and marrying a Terry?

They HAD to name their kids Mary, and Gary, and Sherry. lol

bkcunningham's avatar

I had a class in college with a girl named Chris Cross. She was engaged to a boy by the same name. It was around he same time there was a singer by the same name. I had forgotten about that until I read a the other posts. Good ones everybody. Keep it up.

laineybug's avatar

I knew someone named Princess in sixth grade.

bkcunningham's avatar

Somebody will have to explain @flutherother‘s Theresa Green to me.

filmfann's avatar

In school, my sisters had a friend named Judy Boody.
In college, we had a Rick Van Winkle in one of my classes.

Esedess's avatar

I knew someone named Django Tree once.

…and yes, Tree was really his last name.

SuperMouse's avatar

I knew a contractor once named Dick Brain. On the side of his truck there was a sign that read “Dick Brain Concrete”. True story.

Coloma's avatar

@laineybug Seriously? Was she a Cocker Spanial?

Coloma's avatar

Oh, this just came to mind, kinda off topic, slightly, but..funny story about names.
I had a big white Embden goose for years, she was a real love. Once she participated in a petting zoo at my county fair. A man came up to me and I thought he asked me what my gooses name was, but, he was asking me MY name.

I said ” Babby” and he said, with enthusiasm ” Nice to meet you Babby!” lolol

I guess I was cute enough to get by with being named Babby, but surely the guy had to be thinking WTF, BABBY!”

Sunny2's avatar

We had a P.E. teacher named June Stumbles. She got her name in the paper since it was mildly ironic.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@laineybug Your “Princess” reminds me of another one…Peaches.

I kid you not.

bkcunningham's avatar

I’m friends with a clown named Peaches. Seriously.

Keep_on_running's avatar

OMFG Dick Brain…

@Coloma Sherry Derryberry?!

Okay, I gotta stop. This is so wrong, what if one of these people stumble across this conversation? But, still…LOL.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@bkcunningham OMG! That’s what I thought when I heard the name. It reminded me of a clown named Sparkles.

SuperMouse's avatar

My sister-in-law is named Peaches. That is her real name – on her birth certificate. When my husband told me I literally laughed. I was horrified when I saw the serious look on his face.

bkcunningham's avatar

If your name is Peaches, do you ever have a nickname?

SpatzieLover's avatar

The one I knew hated her name. She had many siblings with similar names…one is named Princess (i just asked my husband). I just kept wondering why if she truly didn’t like it she didn’t change it. No nickname used @bkcunningham

SuperMouse's avatar

@bkcunningham Peachie or Peach. I don’t know how she feels about her name, but her text signature line is “Just Peachie”.

bkcunningham's avatar

I think it is pretty sweet. Just Peachie. I’m going to have to remember this story to tell my friend Peaches the clown.

Coloma's avatar

There/s a guy with the last name of “Sweet” that has a septic pumping service in my area.
Sweet Septic. haha

DrBill's avatar

A man who worked at East St. Louis Auto shredding, named Eddie Carcut

Used to work at a place that insisted on calling everyone by their last name till they hired John Darling and Bill Shirley.

Keep_on_running's avatar

This just reminded me of Moe. rofl

AshLeigh's avatar

I met a couple who planned to call their little girl Placenta. Until someone told them what it was…
My sisters best friend plans to name her daughter Paprika. XD
I met a girl names “La-a”... It was pronounced Luh Dash Uh. Haha.

FutureMemory's avatar

Gaylord Focker.

8Convulsions's avatar

While I don’t know them personally, I have run across some pretty crazy names while working at a call center. Some that I’ll never forget are – Zero Crabtree, Thirddegree Burns, and Allison Wonderland. Haha.

I also went to school with three brothers all named Jose.

flutherother's avatar

@bkcunningham “Trees are green”

bkcunningham's avatar

Ohh. Duh. Of course. I am daft. lol It wasn’t hitting my brain right. Theresa Green.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

There is a kid in our school named Terry Ferry. The family (I kid you not) live in a house that looks like a castle. Their neighbor told me that whenever someone asks them “who lives in that castle?” they answer “the Ferrys”. Who else? Ha-ha!

Coloma's avatar

Oh, how could I forget, my elementary school principal was named
Mr. Stern.” haha

DrBill's avatar

There is a child not yet in school, his name is pronounced “Sha – theed” but his idiot parents spelled it “Shithead”. I think this should be illegal. Poor kid.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@DrBill Oh my! That is pretty terrible.

This isn’t as bad, but I heard of a lady that called her twins Orangejello and Lemonjello.

Pronounced:
Or AN gelo
Le MON gelo

flutherother's avatar

I like many Afro American names such as Creon, Deelon, Treshaun and Shawnte though they sound pretty weird at first.

Akua's avatar

A little girl that used to go to school here. Her mother named her Shitisha. OOhh! In this school district I have run into kids with names I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy let alone a child I’m supposed to love. Here are some more: Pharoah, King, Pasture, Caress, Desire, Amore Valentine, Diamond, Allure, Alizay, Syncere, Adonis, Hypnotic, Mahogany Star, Trelee Christ and Hennessy. I think these parents have some issues.

Only138's avatar

I know a lady who’s name is HATRED. I’ve never heard of anyone else having this name.

Only138's avatar

I also knew of 2 brothers who were named Dick Face and Peter Face. We used to look them up in the phone book and laugh our asses off. :)

Keep_on_running's avatar

There was a guy in one of my classes at school called Omega.

laineybug's avatar

This isn’t a new answer, but Princess goes to my school again and is in one of my classes.

AshLeigh's avatar

I met an atheist named Corinthian the other day…

geeky_mama's avatar

Just did Sunday School training where another teacher told me about two students who are named:

Dodge Hemi <last name omitted>
and
Chevy Truck <last name omitted>

Both are little boys…if you couldn’t tell from the names.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@filmfann I was reading your post and picked up the office phone at the same time, just as I got to the part of “Judy Boody”! Ha – I had to stifle myself from laughing out loud!

kritiper's avatar

Gray Wolf and his brother, Timber.
Bob White.
Walter Shmuck.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I worked with a guy named Jack Rabbit !

Coolhandluke's avatar

My battle buddy in basic training was Thorne Rafael Sutthisosunakel. I called him “T”.

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