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What is the weirdest name you've ever heard?

I've met a woman whose name was I.T. I asked her again if her name was "it" and she said yes.

by Anonymousreply 14803/26/2013

I once met a guy named 'Pekkar'. Its 'Peter' in Finnish. He'd grown up in London though and I could never understand why he never thought to Anglicise it.

by Anonymousreply 103/20/2013

I work at a university and have encountered a woman named Latrina.

by Anonymousreply 203/20/2013

I just read a newspaper article about a dead woman named Lavoris (mouthwash brand).

Diana Ross named her daughter Chudney. That's just wrong.

by Anonymousreply 303/20/2013

Moon Unit.

by Anonymousreply 403/20/2013

Are you a class A moron, R1? Just curious.

by Anonymousreply 503/20/2013

I did temp work for Citizenship and Immigration Services. There was a Bastard (France), Vagina (Ukraine), Satan (Thailand) and Young Fat Ho (China).

by Anonymousreply 603/20/2013

I used to work with a lady whose first name was Quo Vadis.

by Anonymousreply 703/20/2013

I knew a black girl named "Feh-mal-ee."

by Anonymousreply 803/20/2013

A woman called on me at my office once named "Truth." On her business card, and everything.

by Anonymousreply 903/20/2013

La-sha ..pronounced Ladasha

by Anonymousreply 1003/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 1103/20/2013

La Shaundrice

by Anonymousreply 1203/20/2013

Someone named Sharon who pronounced her name shaRON.

by Anonymousreply 1303/20/2013

My co-workers daughter is named Ty Lynn Nall.

by Anonymousreply 1403/20/2013

r10 - it's spelled "La-a".

My son swears he met a girl with that name.

by Anonymousreply 1503/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 1603/20/2013

I knew I guy named B4b3 pronounced "Bobby"

by Anonymousreply 1703/20/2013

My brother worked with someone named Rosetta Sanchez which wasn't unusual, but then she married Ed Stone.

by Anonymousreply 1803/20/2013

R3 the name was supposed to be Chutney. But she misspelled it on the birth certificate.

by Anonymousreply 1903/20/2013

What is R5's problem???

by Anonymousreply 2003/20/2013

It's not the wierdest name: a Dutch curator named Taco Dibbets.

It's just fun to say! Taco Dibbets! Taco Dibbits!

by Anonymousreply 2103/20/2013

r13, I've heard of women whose names are pronounced that way but usually they spell it something like Sharonne.

A friend of mine who worked at a university in Florida said there was a student there whose legal name was Rebellious One. Obviously not his birth name.

by Anonymousreply 2203/20/2013

M.i.A.'s kid's name, Ik-something, the one she's fighting the Bronfman for custody.

by Anonymousreply 2303/20/2013

There's a personal trainer who's Korean-American, at my gym. His name is Qwak. Incredibly nice guy, but I'm sure he was teased when younger.

R1, rather than anglicize it, the guy, like most people, embraces his name. For those with unique or ironic names, they own names. To hell with the rest of us!

by Anonymousreply 2403/20/2013

Nick Dichlich

by Anonymousreply 2503/20/2013

There's a cashier at Macy's in NYC with the name Kuntee. I asked her how she prounced it: Koon-Tee. Then I said " I'm sure a lot of people pronounce THAT wrong!"

by Anonymousreply 2603/20/2013

A woman named Salad. It wasn't her birthname, she actually legally changed it to Salad.

by Anonymousreply 2703/20/2013

I once met a girl named La'zanya. It was pronounced by like the Italian dish but she spelled it La'zanya.

by Anonymousreply 2803/20/2013

And did she reply "Bite me," R26?

by Anonymousreply 2903/20/2013

My mom's friend was named Pickle Puffpoff. Her doctor's name was Anton Pospisil. So I always thought it would be great if they got married because she'd be Pickle Puffpoff Pospisil. Say THAT three times fast!

by Anonymousreply 3003/20/2013

I knew an accountant named "Eror"

by Anonymousreply 3103/20/2013

I knew a semi-retarded office manager who named her kid Maximus because she thought Russell Crowe was so hot in Gladiator.

She was hired as office manager because she had huge breasts. Imagine how badly the dr who hired her felt when it turned out her big breasts were the result of her early pregnancy (and implants). He has to watch her stomach get bigger and bigger. But she still wore low cut blouses to show off as much cleavage as possible thought her pregnancy.

by Anonymousreply 3203/20/2013

Back in the 70s, I knew a guy in Boston called "The Virgin White". He showed me his license, it was real.

by Anonymousreply 3303/20/2013

Dumbo Won

by Anonymousreply 3403/20/2013

I used to know a woman named Anita Mann.

by Anonymousreply 3503/20/2013

R35 - she should look to marry someone with the surname tellingmewhattodo

by Anonymousreply 3603/20/2013

And here's what Anita Mann is up to now!

by Anonymousreply 3703/20/2013

sukdeep - true story he was indian.

by Anonymousreply 3803/20/2013

I once worked with a woman named Ida Dunn.

by Anonymousreply 3903/20/2013

r39 -- she have a cousin named Iduma Best?

by Anonymousreply 4003/20/2013

[Tiegert] blonde guy who works in my building

by Anonymousreply 4103/20/2013

One of the girls at the Macdonalds near my house her name is..... Sha'Londria

by Anonymousreply 4203/20/2013

Worked with a Irish lady whose first name was Isa. Pronounced i-zah. Nice name really until put together with her surname, Isa Cummins. I also worked with a guy called Nick Hooker, who would never use his full first name, Nicholas.

by Anonymousreply 4303/20/2013

Swoosie Kurtz

by Anonymousreply 4403/20/2013

Dick Assman

by Anonymousreply 4503/20/2013

Mr. B. E. Baboon

by Anonymousreply 4603/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 4703/20/2013

I had an acting teacher once that legally changed her name from "Barbara" to "Bodde", pronounced "bo-day". It was short for Bodacious. She was very much a product of the '60s.

by Anonymousreply 4803/20/2013

I met a woman once called Showonder, pronounced "show wonder"

by Anonymousreply 4903/20/2013

White trash teen mothers are naming their daughters Renesme after that Twilight crap.

by Anonymousreply 5003/20/2013

I work with a girl her name is Pacentia (PLAH CENT TIA) her mom saw it on the chart after she was born and liked the name......

by Anonymousreply 5103/20/2013

Broyal. I live in the South US and that is how we pronounce"broil". Close to that is Troyal Garth Brooks.

by Anonymousreply 5203/20/2013

There is a UK-based Indian singer called Manorama Prasad. Now,Manorama is weird enough(and probably according to DL`s taste)but `prasad` in my language means `pigs` which makes it thoroughly surreal and insanely funny ,and you can`t even imagine the tears of laughter i produced when I first heard it.

by Anonymousreply 5303/20/2013

First, let me state that I am not Indian or Hindu. However, I have worked with many of them and I knew several Prasads.

It means "gracious gift". What is your first language, r53?

by Anonymousreply 5403/20/2013

[quote][R3] the name was supposed to be Chutney. But she misspelled it on the birth certificate.

That's because Miss Diane didn't know how to spell Chutney. Regardless of whether she knew the spelling or not, who the hell names their daughter that? Isn't a bit like naming one's child Jam, Jelly or Relish?

by Anonymousreply 5503/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 5603/20/2013

I went to school with Chudney at georgetown. She looks like a Chudney. The weird thing is my boyfriend is eastern-European mutt mix and he says her name basically sounds like the slang for nigger in eastern European hunky.

I once knew a woman amed Gaye Outlaw - cool name completely wasted on her.

by Anonymousreply 5703/20/2013

Not a weird name per se, but I once worked with a woman named Iretha Franklin. A lot of people would see her name in emails or documents and then assume that it had been misspelled. So they'd often "correct" it and the poor woman spent a lot of time telling people, "No, no, it's not Aretha Franklin. My name is Iretha Franklin".

I once suggested to her that perhaps she ought to go by her middle name instead to save herself the trouble. I don't think she appreciated my suggestion very much.

by Anonymousreply 5803/20/2013

I went to high school with a boy named Cameron Corder. And yes, he went by Cam.

by Anonymousreply 5903/20/2013

]quote]I once knew a woman named Gaye Outlaw - cool name completely wasted on her.

I still get a kick out of this one.

by Anonymousreply 6003/20/2013

I went to college with a woman named Loveday Loyce Conquest. She became a scientist.

by Anonymousreply 6103/20/2013

This guy's family wins the prize

by Anonymousreply 6203/20/2013

I worked with a girl whose last name was DeBetta. When she was pregnant and it was going to be a girl, I begged her to name it DaSuna, but she wouldn't do it.

by Anonymousreply 6303/20/2013

Dixon Nass

by Anonymousreply 6403/20/2013

Nothing says trashy like apostrophes that represent nothing.

by Anonymousreply 6503/20/2013

Gray Brown, who is female.

Her family name is Brown, and her mother's maiden name was Gray, so she has gone through life as Gray Brown. Good-looking woman, not that you'd expect anyone with that name to be attractive.

by Anonymousreply 6603/20/2013

I hate to say it, but in our local newspaper every black guy who gets shot is an entrepreneur or aspiring rap artist, as in R62's link.

And every black, white and Hispanic girl who dies in a drunk driving accident was an aspiring pediatrician.

by Anonymousreply 6703/20/2013

In the UK, every bottle blonde with hair up and frosty pink lipstick, blue eyeshadow and black eyeliner are 'promising models'.

by Anonymousreply 6803/20/2013

I knew a girl named Gray Lucas. She married Denny Boot and became Gray Boot.

by Anonymousreply 6903/20/2013

Sweet Brown

by Anonymousreply 7003/20/2013

Oh, and I'm all "fuck you," R65.

by Anonymousreply 7103/20/2013

r63, you made me LOL.

Race car driver Richard "Dick" Trickle.

I knew a girl with the last name of Koteck.

by Anonymousreply 7203/20/2013

I went to school with an Indian girl called Shital.

by Anonymousreply 7303/20/2013

R1, the name is Pekka - and it is very, very common in Finland. It may have sounded like "Pekkar" because of his accent...sometimes an "r" sound is said after an "a" sound.

by Anonymousreply 7403/20/2013

Germanus Pinkleman

Esther & Chester Keyfobber

by Anonymousreply 7503/20/2013

Kanya Fuqua. She was about 70 and judging from her photo on the company's newsletter she looked exhumed.

by Anonymousreply 7603/20/2013

My great aunt had a childhood friend named Livinia Strump. We always assumed it was a fake / joke name which she had made up since she had a few funny stories involving her. But several other relatives verified that it was indeed her friend's name.

by Anonymousreply 7703/20/2013

Aquanette Johnson. I hope to god she named her kids L'oreal, Pantene, and Tresemmé.

by Anonymousreply 7803/20/2013

I know a principal. He has a student. swear to god

Asshole. A girl.


ash shoulE

by Anonymousreply 7903/20/2013

I went high school with Kathy Griffin. Back then, she spelled it "Kath-e.". I asked her why--she shrugged and said, "That's how my mother spells.". After seeing her series with her mother, I can believe it.

by Anonymousreply 8003/20/2013

It feels strange when one has to talk to dutch managers named Coq. Or is it spelt Cok?

"Heythere'" -- a boy who was named late and was called Hey There.

"Icy Pearl" -- was born in a covered wagon!

by Anonymousreply 8103/20/2013

Dora Comes At Night. She was a Native American girl i knew in college.

by Anonymousreply 8203/20/2013

A brother and sister named Tisroc and Tesseract.

by Anonymousreply 8303/20/2013

I know two brothers named Ketch and Dory.

by Anonymousreply 8403/20/2013

It's a good thing that Gywenth didn't marry Brad Pitt. Otherwise her kid would've been named Apple Pitt. The kid was spared big time.

by Anonymousreply 8503/20/2013

She probably had the name in mind when she was together w/Brad, R85.

by Anonymousreply 8603/20/2013

Phuc Yu

by Anonymousreply 8703/20/2013

Qing Kong. Really, he was from Hong Kong.

And re "Aquanette Johnson"... there was an actress in the 1940s named "Aquanetta". She never had much of a career, played exotic jungle girls and such, but maybe someone named their daughter after her.

by Anonymousreply 8803/20/2013

I once worked with a black woman named Grievance.

She hated that name and had everyone call her "Greevy".

by Anonymousreply 8903/21/2013

Lil Ting

Chinese girl I worked with

by Anonymousreply 9003/21/2013

This is more of an odd spelling but I knew a guy who spelled his name Sheldrake, but it was pronounced Cedric. Dumb. A friend also named her son Jaxxsson and pronounces it Jackson. I thought that was odd.

Growing up, we had a neighbor named Undean. I thought that was odd.

by Anonymousreply 9103/21/2013

Dikshit (pronounced dixit) - indian surname

by Anonymousreply 9203/21/2013

[quote]It's a good thing that Gywenth didn't marry Brad Pitt. Otherwise her kid would've been named Apple Pitt. The kid was spared big time.

Don't be so silly. I am more spiritual than that. I would have called my first born Omm.


by Anonymousreply 9303/21/2013

R2, I taught a fourth grade class which included a girl named Latrina, but it was spelled "Latrine." I had her sit next to Vanity, for obvious reasons. Among the students in the school were Lastwona and her younger sister, Onemora. But my favorite name was Fellatia, a seventh grader.

by Anonymousreply 9403/21/2013

"Convoyer" -- An old back man who used to do work for my grandparents.

He lived with his sister "Needa" on the place.

My grandmother said that was short for "U-Needa" There was an old Nabisco cracker called "U-Needa-Biscuit," my grandmother explained.

by Anonymousreply 9503/21/2013

Placenta and Rolex both came thru my employment office

by Anonymousreply 9603/21/2013


by Anonymousreply 9703/21/2013

Famous NZ athlete Dick Quax.

NZ spokeswoman Gay Dick.

by Anonymousreply 9803/21/2013

My mom had a gynecologist named Dr. Fear. My sister had one called Dr. Hyman. There was a GP in our neighborhood. His name was "O.D. Finale."

by Anonymousreply 9903/21/2013

I have a work colleague named T'a Ni Sha (a three word firstname).

A friend/neighbor is named Rashid. The poor guy used to get junk mail addressed to Ratshit.

by Anonymousreply 10003/21/2013

A respectable woman's name in Viet Nam is spelled DUNG. It is not pronounced "that way" until one faces Americans. My eldest sisters' former roommate now calls herself "Sue."

by Anonymousreply 10103/21/2013

I worked with a Yuan Yuan... pronounced Yan Yen.

by Anonymousreply 10203/21/2013

R79, is Asshole a Detroiter? I've heard of that name - didn't know the gender - of a child that was a (Wayne) county ward some years ago.

by Anonymousreply 10303/21/2013

In the 1960s there was a guy listed in our local telephone directory as "Critter, Crispy."

by Anonymousreply 10403/21/2013

Worked with an old white guy with the unfortunate name of Jim Crowe.

Had a customer at a bank I worked at named Silence Weeks. It sounded very old New England.

I now work with Ruth Gordon.

by Anonymousreply 10503/21/2013

Half the names on here sound like, "A friend told me she knew a friend who says they went to school with a person named..."

by Anonymousreply 10603/21/2013

Jehosophat Lewis

by Anonymousreply 10703/21/2013

I too worked with a Fellatia. She pronounced it Felecia. There used to be a checker at Kroger whose name was Auntistashia, of course pronounced Anistatia.

I also worked with a Holly Berry. Also worked with a woman named Ava Smith. She married this guy and then her name was Ava Gardena.

by Anonymousreply 10803/21/2013


No, this Asshole lives in Dallas.

by Anonymousreply 10903/21/2013

Jim Lovegrave for real!!

by Anonymousreply 11003/21/2013

The former head of the Arms and Armor department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was named Helmut Nickel.

by Anonymousreply 11103/22/2013

There is a 19th century German-American painter named Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl (Gow-Gen-gee-gull, all hard 'G's).

by Anonymousreply 11203/22/2013

My dad saw a urologist named Dr. User. First name: Dick. A urologist named Dick User. No joke.

Of course, I'm assuming that his first name was really Richard and that he willingly CHOSE to go by Dick. I cannot fucking imagine why.

by Anonymousreply 11303/22/2013

I worked briefly as a secretary in college for a lawyer who dealt with child custody battles and there were a couple of kids' names that stood out. One was La'Africa, a girl (spelled exactly like that, with two As and an apostrophe between them). Another was a boy named Messiah Moses.

by Anonymousreply 11403/22/2013

Viola Furry, which I thought sounded like a muppet. A man named Dick Bich, who pronounced it like Bik, but he always wanted new people to try to guess how it was pronounced.

A chiropractor named Dr. Savage and his clinic is Savage Chiropractic. I can't believe anyone would go there. A Dr. No was in my old office building. He was Japanese, I think.

by Anonymousreply 11503/22/2013


by Anonymousreply 11603/23/2013

I knew a girl whose name was Ahmajin Ahmunique... as in 'imagine I'm unique'

by Anonymousreply 11703/23/2013

I worked with a man named Marty Faggot.

by Anonymousreply 11803/23/2013

Welsh people own this thread.

by Anonymousreply 11903/23/2013

A surveyor at the Valuation Office in London was called R Smellie. He changed his surname on his 65th birthday to Smillie.

by Anonymousreply 12003/23/2013

I worked with a woman in the 1990s who had immigrated from China in the 1980s and had been encouraged to change her name to a more English sounding name in order to fit in. So she decided to take the name of the most English person she knew, assuming it was a safe standard name. Her first name became Lady Diana.

by Anonymousreply 12103/23/2013

In my home town, the Bush's -- Harry and Ima Jean

Also, Wilma Mae and her brother George Will Die

In college, Donald Duck

by Anonymousreply 12203/23/2013

That name should be spelled "Dye."

by Anonymousreply 12303/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 12403/23/2013

I know it is a common Dutch name, but I still laugh about a comment I read online about Matt Lauer's son Thjis: Why would you name your child anything that looks exactly like a typo?

by Anonymousreply 12503/23/2013

Metta World Peace.

by Anonymousreply 12603/23/2013

Also in that vein R 112 : a contemporary German cabaretist called Georg Ringschgwandl.

by Anonymousreply 12703/24/2013

I went to school with a Donald McDonald.

by Anonymousreply 12803/24/2013

There was a VP at North Carolina National Bank with the name Richard Puffer. He went by Richard, but we called him Dick Puffer behind his back, as I'm sure anyone he's ever met has done.

by Anonymousreply 12903/24/2013

Former NBA player World B (or Be) Free.

One of our customers was Bob Cox.

Old classmate in high school was named Phuc (Foo) Tran. He was called Fuck Train.

by Anonymousreply 13003/24/2013

Junior High School classmate from Africa was named Essiet Essiet. Everyone thought that someone made a mistake in the paperwork. Poor guy was already very shy. Maybe they didn't have last names in his home village.

by Anonymousreply 13103/24/2013

I wanted to put a semi-colon in my child's name. It's underused.

by Anonymousreply 13203/25/2013

[quote]I went to school with a Donald McDonald.

And I went to HS with RONALD McDonald. Also, girl with last name "Kuntz" (pronounced with an "oo" sound).

Last week I was reading a news story where the perpetrator was named Juanisha Petite.

by Anonymousreply 13303/25/2013

My doctor for many years was Dr. Colon. And yes he performed my first colonoscopy.

by Anonymousreply 13403/25/2013

Pressident of Food for the Poor -- Robin Mahfood

by Anonymousreply 13503/25/2013

The Irish surname "Doody" is not uncommon.

by Anonymousreply 13603/25/2013

There is an eye doctor in New Orleans called Dr. Monica Monica

by Anonymousreply 13703/25/2013

Knew a woman in the Village, Ande pronounced ON-day. Edna, her birthname, spelled backwards.

by Anonymousreply 13803/25/2013

Ole Bull -- Ibsen producer.

by Anonymousreply 13903/25/2013

There was a patient with a name so terrible that all the doctors had to take ten minutes get their laughs out. His first name was "Kittiporn."

by Anonymousreply 14003/25/2013

Back as bored teens, my friends and I would scour the phone book for weird names, and sometime prank call them. Our favorite was Truly Hooker, who lived on Hair Street.

There is a local politician lady here named Noopy Dykes.

by Anonymousreply 14103/25/2013

There used to be a gynecologist in Torrance, CA named DiCunto.

by Anonymousreply 14203/25/2013

Like R141, while I was bored at work, I would look through the Manhattan phone book for weird names. This was pre-Internet, so we had tons of phone books at work.

This name really stood out, Merkin Smegma, This person lived in Hell's Kitchen, I never had the nerve to call the number.

A wacky former work colleague actually had her phone listed under her cat's name: Pussy Galore!

by Anonymousreply 14303/25/2013

There have been some prominent people in Great Britain with the last name "Bastard."

It has been in use for hundreds of years dating to at least 1066 with William the Conqueror, a.k.a., William the Bastard.

by Anonymousreply 14403/26/2013

[quote]I used to know a woman named Anita Mann

Most gay boys who grew up in the eighties knew Anita Mann

by Anonymousreply 14503/26/2013

quote]Are you a class A moron, [R1]? Just curious.

No, he’s just an Ugly Anglocentric

{quote][R1], rather than anglicize it, the guy, like most people, embraces his name. For those with unique or ironic names, they own names. To hell with the rest of us!

Um, the name is neither unique nor ironic in the Finnish culture, and is just about as weird as Peter, Dick, or Johnson in English-speaking company - and at least it’s spelled differently than pecker.

[quote] His name is Qwak. Incredibly nice guy, but I'm sure he was teased when younger.

Not if he grew up amongst Koreans.

As of 2011, about 5.5 billion out of the approximate 6.92 billion people on Earth did not speak English as either a first language or a second language, let alone share the American POV on what’s ridiculous.

I’m on board having a chuckle at English or Spanish-speaking parents who name their kids things that sound ridiculous in those respective languages (I speak Spanish) but it’s highly immature, self-centered, and even more ridiculous to make fun of names that come from another culture but sound funny in YOUR language.

BUT no one’s perfect and I’ve been guilty of it – Hoda Kotb couldn’t walk the streets of Latin America with that name and would probably have to change its pronunciation if she appeared on TV.

by Anonymousreply 14603/26/2013

The governments of the Dominican Republic and Venezuela decided to take action against bizarre names that have sprouted in their countries.

I remember reading an article on how Hugo Chavez's government published a list of names that would not be allowed in the Registry, such as Hitler, USMail and Narciso. In the DR the problem was a bit more confounding, as people were naming their kids after genitalia, using both vulgar and clinical names.

by Anonymousreply 14703/26/2013

A Belgian named Flemming Dyckman, no joke.

by Anonymousreply 14803/26/2013
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