Names that made you think wtf?

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CuppaTeaTeddy Mon 17-Apr-17 18:21:29

My friends Mum recently had a baby and couldn't think of a middle name for her newborn girl. The Mum has a teenage sister, so whilst walking to the birth registration place, she let her pick the middle name just so her daughter had one. Turned out to be a normal name but what a way to pick a name.

There was a boy in my year who's middle name(s) were Ryan Giggs.

Anyone else come across strange reasons/funny names that made you wonder why the parents would want to put there child through it? grin

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Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 17-Apr-17 21:59:46

None personally but been googling and found some funny ones
DR B.J Harddick.
P. Ennis
Chris P Bacon
Dawn Hobbs.
Iona Gunn
Helen Back
Willie Stroker
Ima Hogg
Jo King
Ben Dover

sistermj Mon 17-Apr-17 22:01:10

Wayne King

olderthanyouthink Mon 17-Apr-17 22:02:51

Shithead (Indian name I think)

My parents let me pick my brothers name btw. I was 4 and he got a more normal name than I did.

MaryWortleyMontagu Mon 17-Apr-17 22:04:35

There's a girl in dd's nursery called Amazing-Grace.

Pinkandwhiteblossoms Mon 17-Apr-17 22:04:44

John-Jo Johnson hmm
Alice Cooper (little girl at DDs nursery)

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 17-Apr-17 22:06:39

Who could forget. Fanny Chmelar.


Ellieboolou27 Mon 17-Apr-17 22:07:26

I know a Mr Terry Berry grin

SuperBeagle Mon 17-Apr-17 22:09:03

Was reading an article ages ago about a body that went missing from a funeral home, and one of the guys mentioned in the article was called Dick Tips.

And there's an author named Dick Swaab.

Both bloody dismal. You'd change your name or go by fucking Richard surely?

BackforGood Mon 17-Apr-17 22:09:47

You'd be amazed.
I can't list any as I come across them through work, and, because they are unique, I obviously can't mention them on here, but whenever I need to look through the database of names, it goes through my head that there ought to be some kind of "monitor of sensibleness" sitting at the registry office and refusing to allow people to give their poor kids such ridiculous names. I also often think 'MN would love these' wink

SuperBeagle Mon 17-Apr-17 22:10:16

Alice Cooper (little girl at DDs nursery)

There's a character on the new Netflix series Riverdale called Alice Cooper... and I just think, "Did no one do a quick google search before they named these characters?!"

SmilingButClueless Mon 17-Apr-17 22:10:52

There must be a few Mike Hunts out there.

Friend of a friend was apparently called Crystal Maze. Not sure of the spelling, and I think she was actually named before the TV show.

I've met a Dr D'Eath.

SuperBeagle Mon 17-Apr-17 22:11:01

Thought of another one. The miserable hag careers adviser at my high school was named Philippa Condon.

And that was her married name. She chose to be called that.

twinmamma2b Mon 17-Apr-17 22:11:52

I once knew a Tamara Knight.

Rockaby Mon 17-Apr-17 22:11:59

I don't actually know this family, but a friend of mine knows a couple who named their son Daddy-Cool. I really hope that little boy is cool enough to make that name work for him!

CuppaTeaTeddy Mon 17-Apr-17 22:13:13

Omg some of these are hilarious! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
There was a boy who lived up the road from me when I was growing up who was called Jackson Daniels but people called him Sonny.

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Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 17-Apr-17 22:13:32

There's an actor named
Tuesday Knight

skyzumarubble Mon 17-Apr-17 22:13:47

Ita Peach
Chelsea Stamford
Tia Maria

CuppaTeaTeddy Mon 17-Apr-17 22:14:12

I also had a teacher called Mr Hiscock. He still works there now.

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CuppaTeaTeddy Mon 17-Apr-17 22:15:22

@SuperBeagle I'm crying πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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PunkrockerGirl Mon 17-Apr-17 22:15:24

Most of the ones on the baby name threads, tbh. grin

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 17-Apr-17 22:15:40

Oh I.could just have a glass of ice cold Tia Maria, now.

CuppaTeaTeddy Mon 17-Apr-17 22:17:09

Wish I put my better ones in the OP. These comments have really made me laugh tho!

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DanGleballs Mon 17-Apr-17 22:18:21

Doris Rose Mycock
The surname Biggerdyke.
Drew Peacock
Willie Wanklyn
M Inge

anyadviceplease78 Mon 17-Apr-17 22:19:55

Harry Potter in dd class

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