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Do you know anyone, not necessarily personally, that actually has a name that could be considered a "joke name"?

Asked by ragingloli (49117points) September 21st, 2019

Something like Mike Hunt, or Wilma Fingerdoo.

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janbb's avatar

My brother had an English teacher named Pearl Button.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Bernie Madoff. He made off with $65 billion dollars.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Dick assman from Canada was on David Letterman show in the 90’s.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Brent Butt is a Canadain actor/comedian.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Dentist – - Bryan B.Hurt

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Crystal Clearwaters she lived on Spring street.

jca2's avatar

I knew a pain doctor named Dr. Hertz.

I had a boss whose last name was Dick. She said her daughter became a doctor and had her last name changed because she didn’t want to be Doctor Dick. Hahaha.

chyna's avatar

A gynecologist in town is Dr. Bush.

mazingerz88's avatar

Not by name alone this one.

A member of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, a Cardinal. His name was Jaime Sin. Cardinal Sin.

seawulf575's avatar

I’ve known a Tom Collins and a Richard Eader (that went by Dick). I also always felt sorry for Tom Crapper…the guy that was credited with creating the toilet (hence, the crapper). It was actually Sir John Harrington (hence, The John)

kritiper's avatar

When my dad was born, his parents named him Billy Joe. In high school he legally changed it to William Joseph.
I’ve known and have heard of: Chris Christopherson, Pete Peterson, Andy Anderson, Robert Robertson, Bob White, Grey Wolf and his brother, Timber Wolf. To name but a few…

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Eye doctor – - Dr. Nosee

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I knew a woman named Candy who married a man with the last name Treat.

ragingloli's avatar

And they have a son named “Van”

jca2's avatar

Oh yeah how could I forget. Last night I asked my daughter’s friend what the name of her orthodontist is. It’s Dr. Chu.

ucme's avatar

We hired a gardener once called Doug Green.
A neighbour is called Wayne Kerr.

snowberry's avatar

My neighbor had a couple of friends named Mary and Harry Kerry. I even met them!

flutherother's avatar

I knew someone once called Theresa Green, but everyone knows that.

cookieman's avatar

I know a guy named Richard Woodcock.

Yellowdog's avatar

Dick Head and Craven Moorehead

raum's avatar

@kritiper I knew a Grey Wolfe. I think his parents thought they were being clever. I think it’s a bit much.

@Yellowdog You do not actually know a Craven Moorehead.

dabbler's avatar

I had a chiropractor named Dr. Hurlbutt.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Dentist near me – Dr. Justin Payne

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@snowberry were they suicidal?

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@jca2 was Doctor Dick a urologist?

seawulf575's avatar

There was the fictional law firm of Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe…immortalized by the Three Stooges.

jca2's avatar

@elbanditoroso: I don’t know. This was my boss in 1996 so I am not able to ask her now. I know she changed the name, to what, I don’t know. I was googling the mother who retired back when and moved to Florida but the name ______ Dick in Florida is not uncommon, and she’s probably still alive. Probably in her late 80’s now. What the daughter’s name is or was, I don’t know.

janbb's avatar

My cousin ‘s boss in Palliative care at a cancer hospital was a Dr Payne.

snowberry's avatar

@elbanditoroso Haha, no, they seemed quite normal.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Heather Hiscox.

BackinBlack's avatar

My middle school principal’s name was Richard Head… he went by Dick…. Mr. Dick Head.

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