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03-17-2007, 12:17 PM
I just read an article about peoples names wether just funny names or humorus with their occupations. Here's some of them, do you know anyone with a funny name or one that goes with their jobs?
- My sisterís name is Dragony, and she works in a pharmacy located in a medical building. Her license plate reads DRAGONY. Well, someone went into the pharmacy and asked the girl at the counter, "Who is Dr. Agony?" I still laugh when I think about it.

-My neighbor, who happens to be an anesthesiologist. Her license plate reads: EPIDURL.:
- Years ago, I was office manager for a printing company that did work for the American Tobacco Co. in North Carolina. The purchasing agent's assistant there was a woman by the name of Flicka Ashe. Can you believe it!
-I have sold real estate for 18 years, and no one ever forgets my name. It's ... BETH NEWHOUSE
- My grandma fell and broke her hip last summer and had to have surgery. Her surgeon? Dr. Mark Cutright! -
- Here's an item that might qualify. It's from the Jan. 16 edition of our local newspaper: "Charles T. Sprinkle, 27, of Sandpoint was cited on a charge of urinating in public at 11:52 p.m. in the 200 block of Main Street."
- My optician was named Ralph Glance, my daughter's allergist was Dr. Eitches, and my children's dentist is Dr. Spitz..
- When I was in high school, there was a family with the last name "Braa." Guess what the mom's first name was? "Iona"!
- When my sister and I were children, we'd play a game called "I Spy" during road trips from Georgia to Alabama. On one of them we spotted a septic tank installation and maintenance company named "Seth Poole and Sons."
- I used to work with a young woman named Linda Snow. She met and married a wonderful man. When she did, she became Mrs. Snow-White!
- My salesman husband was dealing with a particularly difficult client who demanded to speak to the boss. The reply: "I'll be happy to transfer you to him. His name is Robin Hood; if he isn't in, you can speak with his secretary -- Marian!" True story, real people.
- This isn't occupation-related, but I thought you might get a kick out of it anyway. I went to school with twins Esther and Lester Chester and their big brother, Chester Chester Jr. And no, I'm not kidding.

03-17-2007, 12:34 PM
This reminds me of that Seinfeld episode when the Proctologist had a license plate that read: A**MAN - too funny! :rotfl:

Some of the others mentioned make you wonder what the heck parents are thinking when they name their kids!! ;) ;)

03-17-2007, 01:47 PM
Those are great! We have a Dr. Doctor here. XD

03-17-2007, 07:31 PM
In Vernon Hills, IL there is a fireplace,chimney sweeping business called


03-17-2007, 09:35 PM
We have a Dr. Stergeon the Surgeon.

I had a friend whose name was Chase Gassaway.. well called him by his pet middle name Insomseroius... Chase in some serious gas away is how it sounded all together!

03-17-2007, 09:56 PM
While in nursing school there was a resident at the same hospital that I trained at..my fellow medically trained intercotees will get this one..he was a GI specialist..first name..Ileus!

03-19-2007, 03:14 PM
I used to work at a teaching hospital, and the last name of one of the medical students was Dokter. No joke...when she graduated, she became Dr. Dokter!!

03-19-2007, 07:20 PM
When we lived at Camp Lejeune, NC, there was a fellow officer in the Marine Corps who lived down the street from us who's last name was America.

Yep - when he reached the rank of O-3, he was Captain America! :flag:

03-19-2007, 08:02 PM
Oh boy! You've hit on a little hobby of mine ... for years I've had a mental collection of all the oddball names I've come across over the years ...

Here's just a random sampling of some of the best:

One of my best friends has an uncle named ... get ready for it ... Donald Duckwitz. True story ... I know the guy and have met him hundreds of times.

When I worked at Prudential we used to collect odd names of policyholders ... some of the best:

Shaker Shaker
Rusty Nipple
Phil Updegrave
Rocco CroccoA woman my wife used to work with named her son Love Sofine ... that's first name Love, middle name Sofine ...

I always wonder, "What were their parents thinking??"

When I was young I had a penchant for breaking bones, thus we were on very good terms with the local orthopedic surgeons. There were four in the practice ... Dr. Jouls, Dr. Silver, Dr. Green, and Dr. Gold. My Mother used to joke ... yeah ... that's how they want to be paid ... jewels, silver, gold, and green!

Magic Smiles
03-19-2007, 10:06 PM
I went to school with a Duncan Hines

03-19-2007, 10:45 PM
A classmate of mine in highschool was unfortunate enough to have the last name D'A** first name Harry. Can you imagine???

03-19-2007, 11:08 PM
When I was little I was friends with a boy named Justin Case! :D

03-19-2007, 11:25 PM
These are hysterical :rotfl: Seriously though, what were their parents thinking!

I could tell you a few that my DH witnessed at baptisms when he was an altar boy in Central America, but they're in Spanish. Sorry... while living there, I did have a neighbor who named her son "Darling."

A friend of mine had an obstetrician whose name was Dr. Bozo.

03-20-2007, 06:10 AM
:D We have a Dr. Payne (anesthesiologist) and Dr. Finger (OB/GYN)... and yes, even a Dr. Pepper. (It's really true!)

I've seen babies named Justin Love, Yo'Majesty (really... I kid you not) and Blueberry. (Honest :confused: )

My DH's and my personal favorite - the race car driver, Richard Trickle - who of course goes by the nickname Dick.... YOU put it together!! ;)

03-20-2007, 10:22 AM
There is a reporter on KYW News Radio here in Philly who's name is Richard Thorny, and he did go by the first name Dick until very recently. Lately I've heard him refer to himself as Richard. I can't imagine why he would change that :D

Beach Club Babe
03-20-2007, 11:52 AM
Someone that DH used to work with had a baby around the same time I had Emily. She named her Dallas Lama. Everyone used to joke that since people often shorten anmes for nickmnames. She would be known as Dali Lama!

03-20-2007, 01:02 PM
I worked with a guy a few years back whose Navy buddy was named Hal Alluia.:D

03-20-2007, 11:08 PM
Since my lovely wife started this thread, I thought I would drop one in here.

I played football in high school against a kid named Justin Payne.

03-20-2007, 11:10 PM
These are great! I had a teacher once who told me her friend named her daughter Placenta, could you imagine?
And a little Texas history, we once had a governer Hogg and named his daughter Ima.

03-21-2007, 12:45 PM
I worked on the phones doing support for a while, we collected a lot of funny names.

Lots of 'Richards' who did not use the name Richard:
- Skinner
- Harty
- Long
Then there is New Hampshire Congressman
- Swett

Also worked with a Sugar Bacon.

And one of my all time favorites was a Korean man whose name was Kao Deng. It is pronounced 'Cow Dung' :D

Also one time called back to speak to 'Holly' and a very husky male voice said "speaking". But I was speechless for about 5 seconds. Then I found out that Holly was short for Hollingsworth.

03-21-2007, 01:03 PM
Softball Mom: Misty Showers

Dr. Short, he was about 5' tall and built like a beach ball

Friend of a Friend: Wyn Luckey

03-21-2007, 01:31 PM
First, I have a very good friend whose parents are from Hong Kong. His name in English is pronounced "Chick" but his parents decided to give him an American name when they came to the U.S. so they named him "Ken." When they registered him for school, they wrote his name this way: Chick Ken Lee. --I feel a little guilty sharing that!

Also, where I work, we have a rack with time card with our names on it so that we can punch a clock to get paid. Sometimes we arrange them in a humorous way, such as putting
I. Popp next to A. Boner. (Seriously.)

03-21-2007, 10:34 PM
At my previous job we had a patient named "Horace Sweat". Ewh! I'll bet he was teased when he was a kid!

We also had another patient named "Anita Hooker". It didn't dawn on me until I said out loud one day... "I need Anita Hooker" when I was looking for her chart. I busted up laughing when I said her name our loud! Poor gal!

03-21-2007, 11:50 PM
When we lived at Camp Lejeune, NC, there was a fellow officer in the Marine Corps who lived down the street from us who's last name was America.

Yep - when he reached the rank of O-3, he was Captain America! :flag:
My 9yo son would love to meet him ;) He's a Captain America fan so he would find that fascinating.

When I worked for a Dr's office I came across some unusual names. Unusual to me anyways. I thought they were kind of neat so I named my pets after them. The first was Umbria Gooch. The second was Boots Proctor. I just love those names.

03-23-2007, 02:52 PM
We have a newscaster on a local radio station here named Harry Beetle.:funny:

03-23-2007, 05:19 PM
I have another Richard one... I worked with a guy whose last name was Pfister (silent 'p'), first name Richard, and he used the nickname.

Also had a elementary school art teacher named Mr. Dick whose first name was Harold, also used nickname.

I always wonder why people that don't go by middle names, full names, something? :shrug:

03-23-2007, 10:17 PM
Don't have too many.

I went to high school with a girl whose first name was "Diarrhea."

There's a local legend in Huntsville about twin boys named "Orangelo" and "Lemongelo." Get it? "Orange Jello" and "Lemon Jello?" Don't know if it's true or not.

A Big Kid
03-23-2007, 11:52 PM
There's a local legend in Huntsville about twin boys named "Orangelo" and "Lemongelo." Get it? "Orange Jello" and "Lemon Jello?" Don't know if it's true or not.

That is a famous "urban legend" that can be found dispelled on snopes.

Any way.......I live in Houston, with a population in the surrounding areas of about 5 million people. Last week my wife and I were discussing funny names and I told her about a guy I knew in middle school (30 years ago!) named Sterling McSwine. Looking in the Houston Chronicle obits this week, I see his father, Sterling McSwine passed away. Weird.

In Basic Training at Ft Bliss in '85, we had a Native American guy who was about 6'8" and 300 pounds. His last name was LIttlewhiteman. He came on the buddy system with another Native American who was about 5' 3" named LLoyd Stayathome. Of course, the Drill Sgts always asked him why he didnt. We also had a Private Sargent.

I knew fraternal twins (male/female) in high school named Jack and Jackie Hoff.

I work with a police officer named Johnny Law

I have a friend who has some issues which required him to see a proctolgist. The HMO gave him a referral to see Dr. Reggie Thompson. He was worried for three days that he was going to see a retired offensive lineman and contemplated backing out of the appointment (no pun intended). Reggie was short for Regina, a smallish, blonde female.

03-24-2007, 03:33 PM
There's a local legend in Huntsville about twin boys named "Orangelo" and "Lemongelo." Get it? "Orange Jello" and "Lemon Jello?" Don't know if it's true or not.

Oh my gosh! I was going to post this! When I worked as a pediatric RN at a chiildren's hospital in Delaware I actually took care of twin boys whose names were "Orangelo" and "Limeagelo" (not Lemon)! They were the talk of the unit, we could not believe this mom would actually name her kids this. :rolleyes:

Also, last year when my son broke his wrist his orthopedic doctor was Dr. Bohn.(pronounced "BONE").:D

Dakota Rose
03-24-2007, 04:32 PM
We have a lot of Dr. Dockters here.

We also have a plastic surgeon named Dr. Honeycutt.

My sister had this basketball coach named Harry Wolfe.

I knew a cop once whose name was Ken Mendrink. He'd always say, "I'm Ken Mendrink and women can too."

03-24-2007, 05:04 PM
I won't post it, but my maiden last name along with my first name made many many people do double take.

I was well known in my little town I grew up in, just because of my name.:blush: I think most adults felt very sorry for me. At least no one seemed to ever forget my name :cool: .

03-24-2007, 05:55 PM
I remembered another one. Knew a girl in High School whose name was Sandy Beach.

03-24-2007, 09:36 PM
I work in the deeds office and we have some awful names. One of the ones that always sticks out is Ima Gay.

SpecJoe Magic
03-25-2007, 02:16 AM
:rotfl: at this thread.

There is a woman in the city where I live named Jane Flatt, and she is a broker. So, her business sign reads, "Jane Flatt, Broker."

03-25-2007, 09:01 AM
In college, I sat next to a guy in Biology named Dusty Rhodes.

In a town near where I live, there was a family of morticians whose last name was Deadman prounounced Deadmon.
They owned a funeral home officially named for the town - Manchester Funeral Home, but known as Deadman's Funeral home.

03-25-2007, 10:54 AM
There is an oral surgeon around Cleveland named Dr. Blood.

Like making that dentist appointment could be any easier...

A Big Kid
03-25-2007, 11:29 AM
I just rememebered another one. We had a police dispatcher, he name was Tonya Little.

She married a police sergeant. His name is Craig Biggers.

She now goes by the name Tonya Little-Biggers.

03-25-2007, 05:46 PM
I went to high school with a girl whose first name was "Diarrhea."

Although I am totally enjoying this thread, again I must ask the obvious . . . What are parents thinking when they name their children?? :confused: :confused: I can't imagine that name is pleasant in ANY language! :D

03-25-2007, 05:56 PM
I remembered another one. Knew a girl in High School whose name was Sandy Beach.

I worked with Sandy Beach (not the same one, certainly, this was in MA). And she had a brother Rocky. At the same job, our coworker was Candy Cane.

03-25-2007, 09:03 PM
I used to work with a girl named Candy Kiss. Her sister's name is Taffy.

My roommate in college always called her parents Ken and Barbie. I always thought she was kidding until I met them. They introduced themselves and I started laughing. I thought Kris had put them up to it. It turns out that those were their real names.

My parent were stationed in Germany when I was in college. I would go visit them over Christmas break and Summer break. Once, when I had extreme jet lag that coincided with my parents office party, I was introduced to King Kong. He was a short Asian man who was very nice. The next day, I found out his name was Ken Kahn.

I knew a lady whose name was Debbie Strange. She married Dan Bunch. She hyphenated her name (WHY?) and became Debbie Strange-Bunch.

03-26-2007, 02:01 AM
The best one that I saw was when I worked at my university's athletic department....

Three-Point Shooter (I think he played football!)

A couple other from cards people have filled out at my job..
Kelli Kelly
Ima Fisher...(who lives on Tropical Lane)