Named and shamed

Posted by Paul

The New York Times has just concluded its Worst Bad Name Contest.

Nominations this year included Chastity Beltz, Tiny Bimbo, Justin Credible and a girl whose father was a car mechanic but somehow didn’t realise he was effectively giving her the name of a tyre: Michele Lynn.

There were girls named Chaos and Tutu, and boys named Clever, Cowboy, Crash, Felony, Furious and Zero. There was Unnamed Jones (pronounced you-NAH-med) and then there was Brook Traut and his daughter, Rainbow.

But the winner was a woman from Cleveland, Ihio with the name Iona Knipl.

Have you come across an unfortunate name? If so please share and I’ll post a blog piece highlighting the best of them next weekend, after consulting the Silly Names Committee at MSN Towers of course.

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69 Responses to Named and shamed

  1. heather says:

    well i thought i had heard it all the other week… my friend works at a local doctors…there is a doctor just started work with the name of IMAR TOSSA …thought she was joiking till i made an appointment myself and asked for dr.tossa….

  2. Tom says:

    Tresa Green an actually girl in a previous class at school 

  3. alex says:

    There was a young lad who ran a kebab shop in Lincoln called Mushafa Shite. I think he was Iranian.

  4. Lee says:

    At work, we have a supplier representative called Alec Dick. Calling and asking for him is always awkward!

  5. x says:

    Many, many years ago whilst working for a water company I came across a Mrs Puddyfat.  But the one that made me laugh the most was a couple living together – Mr Grocock and Miss Loveitt!!!!
     
    Was also at school with a Barrington Brown.

  6. Julia says:

    used to go to school with Gorden Bennett

  7. Carol says:

    I worked with a woman who swears she went to school with a girl called Ophelia Bott 🙂

  8. donna says:

    my son in law went to school with A. Bumfelliow

  9. Alana says:

    I once heard of a girl called Rosie Bottom lol

  10. Unknown says:

    Two that I know to be real: Henrietta Twatt (honest!) and Dr Richard Dick 

  11. x Clare x says:

    Tony Foottit (Pronounced TOE – KNEE – FOOT – TIT) that was a funny one!!!!!

  12. x Clare x says:

    Mr Cockshooter i\’ve seen quite a few times at work ha ha

  13. andrea says:

    In school with a Theresa Green and a Justin Thyme, two good ones I saw when working were Onya Dicks and Robyn Bastad

  14. H says:

    There was a lad quite a few yrs above me at skl wit the name Richard Head, he went down in skl history i think!

  15. Merlyn says:

    Looking through the email address list where I work I found a Dr Kin Kong

  16. grat says:

    yh ther was a bloke in my skool a few ears above me called \’Chris Peacock\’ or for u less intelligent people out ther (Cris-py-c**k)

  17. Lauren says:

    was reading a book ages ago and there was a bloke in it called hugh jaynus!

  18. DAVID says:

    Just lookin in my companies telephone directory for the USA.
    Ron Smoker
    Randy Saylor
    Laurence J Eagleburger 3rd
    Copp Diss

  19. Unknown says:

    the following people all worked for a global pharmaceutical company in the last 10 years:
    Nazi Sargood, Wanqing Wang, Dick Gigante, Wayne Carr, Ewan Kerr, Chris Moss, Marylin Semenchuk, Tom Bollock, Elizabeth Bastard, Fanny Gravy, Randy Comer

  20. Laura says:

    Went to school with a Miles Quick…
     
    I saw the other week that DJ Sarah Cox had a baby boy and it said she was calling him Isaac….no it wasn\’t April 1st….anyone know if it\’s true or whether she was just winding up the press or something???

  21. Marian says:

    Years ago someone phoned a friend of mine with the name Mr Rottencock
     
    That\’s just not good….

  22. Tony says:

    Where I worked years ago, there was this guy called Stanley Still and his brother\’s name was Sidney!! No word of a lie!!!!

  23. Lauren says:

    I used to work with Ashitiva Dey

  24. P says:

    The company I work for in London\’s apparently got a guy working over in the New Jersey office called Phani Tikkala.
     
    Bet the girls love him – lol!!

  25. Maria says:

    I went to school with Nicholas & Joanna King – a.k.a. Nick King & Jo King

  26. vanessa says:

    I believe but can\’t confirm that a friend teaches a Tom Bola and Leanne Perrins

  27. Eloise says:

    My nextdoor neighbours surname is POND.
    They just had a child and if it was a girl were considering calling her   LILLY POND.
    And if it were a boy   JAMES POND.
     

  28. Tinashe says:

    i know a person called \’Determination\’…and his sister is called \’Devotion\’and one of my good friends is called \’Luxury\’

  29. tony says:

    years ago I worked with a chap called Jack Hunt who had a brother called Isaac

  30. Jani says:

    A couple of weeks ago in the  local paper under the heading"cute kids" some poor little girl was named…(first name) SPYDER (surname) WEBB. Some so called parents/parent must suffer some sort of hormone imbalance to label their "loved ones" with such ridicule names that stay with them for most of their lives. Maybe a web site should be set up and name and shame the parents themselves with their photos.  

  31. Wondrous says:

    Sone years ago while working in a fashion store, i was processing a Chinese lady Tax Free Shopping, and her name was Fuk Yu… I kid you not

  32. Michael says:

    I had a meeting years a go with a gentleman called Hans Hoff in South Africa

  33. Unknown says:

    When I was at school we had a physics teacher called Mr. Janus. Imagine our delight when we discovered that his Christian name was Hugh!

  34. Ahmed says:

    the radio 1 dj Rob Da Bank

  35. shirley says:

    my kids whent to nursery with iona rockett and her sister mia

  36. AmaiaJH says:

    Well my name is Amaia. (pronounced Am-I-ah….as if I were asking a question)
    My Boyfriend is a Mr. Pare.
    I think I\’ll be keeping my maiden name!

  37. peter says:

    this blog is getting boring. i think we get the gist of it now.

  38. George says:

    i hand a teacher call mr shawn!his first name was erik
    good fub with him
    MR ERIC SHAWN

  39. Tony says:

    my mother in law works with a woman who who has the surname Boyle and named her daughter Scarlett

  40. paul says:

    when my son was born his mums last name was stead and i wanted to call him bar this is true also my last name is walker so instead i thought of luke sky but we settled on something normal to save humiliation later in his life

  41. alastair says:

    I knew a guy who Named his daughter Tammy no problem there except his surname was Pax i hope she changed her name by now as she would be about 12 years old and kids can be cruel ! He thought it was funny !

  42. Nichola says:

    I live in Hong Kong and locals are given a Chinese name at birth by their parents and then they get to choose an English name for themselves when they are older if they wish (unless the parents choose one for them).  You wouldn\’t believe some of the names they come up with, I swear they have no idea what they mean when they choose them!  These are real names …  Goldfish Lam …  Virgin Wong … Sandwich Lau … Pony Ma (I\’ve been told that \’Ma\’ means \’Horse\’ in Cantonese!) … Savage (can\’t remember the surname!) … The list is endless, I could go on all day!!!

  43. Damien says:

    I went to school with a guy named Richard Booze.
    I gave him the nickname of Dick Liquor… 🙂

  44. Tashaa says:

    i met someone called wayne king and someone else called Jeff \’o cakes
     
    (which said with the right accent says jaffa cakes)

  45. gary says:

    A kid in my son\’s year at school is called Connor Reye(said rey-a)

  46. Jannette says:

    my history teacher at comp was called Mrs Grocock.  I\’d have kept my maiden name.

  47. melissa says:

    At work I once came across a woman called Lovely Roof!!!!!!  Nice!

  48. Dukemonster says:

    My dentist in Kingswinford West Midlands is called Richard Cockram….and a short name for Richard is …

  49. Jonathan says:

    My old teacher was called Mr Bennett, Gordon Bennett but my fav is my old school mate who\’s name was Phil Uffe, so his signnature read "P.Uffe"!!!

  50. Simon says:

    There was a kid at school called Christopher Peacock. At register, teacher used to always ask for "Chris Peacock". Eventually, after much daily sniggering, the teacher started to use initials for registration. Mind you, that wasn\’t any better – "C Peacock"…

  51. Griff says:

    I went to school with an "Astin Martin" and even better…a Ben Door.  (say it quickly lol)

  52. Unknown says:

    their is a guy at my school named Richard Head!

  53. Phil says:

    Worked with a top bloke named Michael Inge who insisted on using his 1st intial and surname only on his name badge…

  54. Salwa says:

    THERE WAS THIS IM MY CLASS CALLED RUTH WINDOW

  55. Salwa says:

    THERE WAS THIS GIRL IM MY CLASS CALLED RUTH WINDOW

  56. Julia says:

    I live near an old man called Richard Cheese He\’s always insisiting I call him Dick but I just can\’t bring my self to say it!

  57. Unknown says:

    What about Ben Dover!

  58. James says:

    There was a guy at my school called Lee King. I only knew about him when the deputy head called his name out during a cover lesson

  59. peter says:

    yes i know a "Sukma Kockvitch"

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