Wednesday, April 20, 2011

(Q) Questionable Names

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 StukeyGhoul NippleAcne FountainLust T. Castle Mary A. Jerk Ima Whore Mutton BuckerHugh Jass Fanny Whiffer Tackle FeigenbutzEnvy BurgerBum SnoddyMule E. McCartLard MooneyGood Hell •Emma Royd Noble ButtNaught E. BishopStud 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.


Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Wow...wild names! Not sure if I agree with Denmark's law. For instance, would they have allowed me to give my sons two middle names? I just think parents should have the sense to name their children something...well, not so frightening perhaps. There really shouldn't need to be a law for something that common sense should cover. Of course, some people do not have common sense. LOL!

Wall-to-wall books said...

OK this is true, these are real people I know living in my town - The mother's name is Rose, the Dad's name is Bud, and the son's name is Leaf!

I'm gonna be gone till Sunday, so I'll play catch up when i get back. Have a great Easter!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Wow! This is sad!!

J.L. Campbell said...

One named that jumped out at me at the time was David Bowie's daughter - Zowie Bowie

Arlee Bird said...

You have to wonder about the parents that would do this to their kids. Some strange thinking going here.

Tossing It Out