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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:14 pm    Post subject: Unfortunate names Reply with quote

I read this on the BBC and wondered if anyone (else) here has similar name stories?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

??? Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know a few people who have a few "forgot to post the link" stories....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did someone forget to click 'paste' Wink Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooops Lets try that one again

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7909561.stm

What do you call some of the most unlucky people in Britain?

Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still.

It sounds like a bad joke, but a study has revealed that there really are unfortunate people with those names in the UK.

Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.

And just imagine having to introduce yourself to a crowd as Doug Hole or Hazel Nutt.

The names were uncovered by researchers from parenting group TheBabyWebsite.com after trawling through online telephone records.

Retired airman Stan Still, 76, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said his name had been "a blooming millstone around my neck my entire life".

"When I was in the RAF my commanding officer used to shout, 'Stan Still, get a move on' and roll about laughing," he said.

"It got hugely boring after a while."

But 51-year-old Rose Bush, from Coventry, West Midlands, said she loved her name.

MORE UNFORTUNATE NAMES
Pearl Button
Jo King
Barry Cade
Carrie Oakey
Priti Manek
Tim Burr

"I always get comments about it but they are always very positive," she said.

Implications

Researchers also scoured phone records in the US and found some unlikely names there too.

Spare a thought for Anna Prentice, Annette Curtain and Bill Board the next time you sign your name.

A string of Americans also have very job-specific names, including Dr Leslie Doctor, Dr Thoulton Surgeon and Les Plack - a dentist in San Francisco.

A spokesman for TheBabyWebsite.com said: "When the parents of some of those people mentioned named their children, many probably didn't even realise the implications at the time.

"Parents really do need to think carefully though when choosing names for their children.

"Their name will be with them for life and what may be quirky and fun for a toddler might be regretted terribly when that person becomes older or even a grandparent perhaps."

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Major - Catch 22...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously I always get the question "How's your brother Ben?", which always demonstrates a lack of imagination. A few genuine names from my immediate family:

Grandfather Maurice Dover (Mo)
His sister, my great aunt, was born Florence Dover (Flo Dover)
My Dad's brother David's first name was Stanley, (Stan)
My ex is Carrie
My daughter wants to call her putative first born Storm (and she doesn't want to change her name).
To cap it all I have an aunt called Eileen.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We thought about Wanda and Keil for kids ....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how them dark winter nights must fly by.....


giving yer kids silly names indeed


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't, but we did consider it
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardD wrote:
Obviously I always get the question "How's your brother Ben?", which always demonstrates a lack of imagination. A few genuine names from my immediate family:



I'm sure he, Ben Dover, is a film star on the adult channel, but I've never seen it, just the credits.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardD wrote:
We didn't, but we did consider it


i let beth take the blame.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im glad that it would seem that everyone has short memories..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jojo wrote:
RichardD wrote:
Obviously I always get the question "How's your brother Ben?", which always demonstrates a lack of imagination. A few genuine names from my immediate family:



I'm sure he, Ben Dover, is a film star on the adult channel, but I've never seen it, just the credits.

J


My youngest, Jemima, was asked to write a sketch in her S1 drama class at school and she and a friend performed as Ben Dover and Eileen Dover.

The teacher castigated her in front of the class for using a porn star's name. The class were rather confused given they were mostly 12 years old and it said more about the teacher than anyone else. I pointed this out to her at the parents evening in front of the year head, the school's Head and about 10 other parents - she liked that no more than Jemima did.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ged, You obviously so want to tell.......so go ahead, we're waiting in anticipation.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shouldnt that be antici........
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...................pation Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was going to wait 12 months to post that reply...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that like how you keep an idiot in suspense?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nah
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years ago I met a bloke called Roger Cockshot
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is/was a vet in Dungannon called Everard Cock.

Then there's the antique dealer in Dublin called Robin Bàstárd.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what would be the worst surname you could have if your name was mike Question
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the granny murderer
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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what would be the worst surname you could have if your name was mike Question


At the risk of a QI style klaxon ... Hunt

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

too obvious.
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too obvious.



OK, let's go for Mavis.

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** GED ** wrote:
too obvious.


I went to school with a Mike Hunt - only just realise the obvious Embarassed Laughing
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RichardD wrote:
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what would be the worst surname you could have if your name was mike Question


At the risk of a QI style klaxon ... Hunt


10 points....my surname is Hunter though, not hunt, but do you think that stopped the kids at school from taking the ****? Rolling Eyes all good fun nowadays though.. I like a bit of attention Smile

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