I know that some of us know someone with a name that is different. There once was a funny letter going around the Internet about this, but I can no longer find it. I was thinking about people I know and stories I've heard.
Below I have listed some really 'different' names. These are real names, either from repeatable sources or personal experience. And I'm not talking celebrities either, No Apple's or Coco's here. Some are just first names, some have middle names, others are first and last names. Blue are boys, pink is girl, green is "I have no friggin idea". Good Lord, what are these parent's thinking.
Majesty ~ Chaos ~ Tutu ~ Clever ~ Cowboy ~ Crash ~ Felony ~ Furious ~ Zero ~ Loser and his brother Winner* ~ Midnight Moonlight ~ Charman Toilette ~ Chastity Beltz ~ Wrigley Fields ~ Justin Credible ~ Michele Lynn ~ Unnamed Jones (pronounced you-NAH-med) ~ Brook Traut and his daughter Rainbow Traut ~ Iona Knipl ~ Ima Hogg ~ Shanda Lear ~ Superman (was going to be 4Real) ~ Satan
I thought I'd stop here, but of course, I had to find some more, I just couldn't leave these out. These are names from the US Census. I am unsure of most of the genders.
•Uranus Stukey •Ghoul Nipple •Acne Fountain •Lust T. Castle •Mary A. Jerk •Ima Whore •Mutton Bucker •Hugh Jass •Fanny Whiffer •Tackle Feigenbutz •Envy Burger •Bum Snoddy •Mule E. McCart •Lard Mooney •Good Hell •Emma Royd •Noble Butt •Naught E. Bishop •Stud Duck
And I thought names like Dick and Igor were cruel. This is why Denmark has the name law. Perhaps some countries (including the US) should have some type of law to protect the poor children. Call in Social Services...someone!
*If you didn't read the book Freakonomics: Winner is in jail a convicted felon, Loser is a police officer (he goes by Lou). Talk about your irony.