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Unfortunate surnames



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Knew an Austrian surnamed Schmuck

Boehner, properly pronounced.

by Anonymousreply 509/28/2013

Surnames - yes. But the other day my sister met someone named Nyquilis (first name)

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Dorcas (first name)

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Actually, Boehner is properly pronounced something like "Beurner", not "Boner".

by Anonymousreply 1009/28/2013

I know a Dorcas and a Kuntz.

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I will NEVER speak of my last name.

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Doody is actually a pretty common one. So is Fish.

by Anonymousreply 1509/28/2013

Balls, Ballz, Baals.

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I feel badly for the relief pitcher J.J. Putz. He didn't know what a putz was until he played in New York

by Anonymousreply 1709/28/2013

I had a high school science teacher named Lipschitz. We used to ask him "if your lip shits does your ass whistle?" The following year he came back to school with a legally changed name of Lipschultz.

by Anonymousreply 1809/28/2013

Sez you, R10. "E-ktu-ally"

by Anonymousreply 1909/28/2013

Bunger. I know of a woman who had the last name Bunger and people just called her Bunger instead of her first name.

by Anonymousreply 2009/28/2013

in college I knew a guy named Growcock.

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Hathcock. People called him Halfcock.



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Dr. in my neighborhood: O.D. Finale

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"O.D. Finale"

I did not like Heath Ledger in his role as "Joker".

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Two that I actually know of:



Clodfelter isn't too great, either.

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Let me amend my previous post. I have actually known people with the last names of:



(the key is pronouncing with a long "u" in both cases)






Dorcas (first name, female)

And being from Indiana originally, Earl Butz was a congressman or something back in the 1970's.

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Bastardo Penguino

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by Anonymousreply 3809/28/2013

R19, the middle-rounded vowel for the oe sound in German doesn't exist in English. The closest sound is what can be heard at the very very end of saying the letter "O" in some parts of North America.

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It took you 41 responses to figure it out?

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Kok (Dutch and supposed to be pronounced more like Coke, but everyone says it like Cock)

I've known or overheard these names of real people.

by Anonymousreply 4309/28/2013

British politicians with ridiculous names:

Virginia Bottomley

Ed Balls

Alistair Darling

Stephen Ladyman

by Anonymousreply 4409/28/2013

R42 I don't get it. I actually once knew a girl with this surname (I think she was of Greek descent or something)

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Klittah Ardeth

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I work with a woman whose last name is Bletch.

by Anonymousreply 4809/28/2013

I don't understand why people with terrible last names don't get them changed.

Who wants to be called Buttz or Balls or Lipschitz their whole lives?

by Anonymousreply 4909/28/2013

The third grade class down the hall from me was taught by Mrs. Boubier, pronounced Booby-er, who had an ample bosom to boot. Her name and shape made generations of eight-year-olds snicker.

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I have a neighbor who's last name is Blasé.

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The one belonging to this guy (I apologize in advance):

by Anonymousreply 5309/29/2013

I just did a mental drumroll for R52.

by Anonymousreply 5409/29/2013

Does anyone remember the Rev. FELCHER from "All in the Family"? Some mad queen had to have snuck that by the censors. A neighbor has two colleagues: Dr. Glasscock and Mr. Hollowpeter( I wonder if they are very careful gentlemen?)

by Anonymousreply 5509/29/2013

If you're in math/science/engineering, you should feel honored if your last name is Lipschitz or Slutsky.

by Anonymousreply 5609/29/2013

I worked with a man whose name was Marty Fagot.

And my great-grandmother was Cherokee and her last name was Pigg. Thankfully she was a maternal great-gran and I didn't inherit the name.

by Anonymousreply 5709/29/2013

"I think she was of Greek descent or something"

Aren't we all?

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snod 1. chiefly Scot : smooth, neat, trim, sleek; 2. chiefly Scot : well-organized : orderly

by Anonymousreply 5909/29/2013

Went to scool with a girl who's last name was Cuntin.

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[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

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Hal Linden's real last name is Lipschitz.

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Remember Kathy Shart?

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I know a woman named Martha Rabbid.

by Anonymousreply 6509/29/2013

I can't get past Lipschitz and Butts/Butz, but personally know of a Dick (former Lt. Gov. of Colorado, Nancy Dick) who had the stupidity to name her son Timber.

And his wife professed bafflement why people were calling their listed telephone number asking her if she had splinters. "What do they mean?" she actually asked me.

Dick-heads, indeed.

by Anonymousreply 6609/29/2013

I honestly knew a girl whose last name was Fagg.

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I knew a lady who's maiden name was Grottendick. She hated it and was happy to change her name when she got married.

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I forgot to add this. When I was in the military I ended up working for a Native American female SSGT named Iona Big Beaver. She was a hardass, probably because of her name. I always wonder why people do not change their names legally if they're going to be ridiculed. Name changes in court are not expensive to get.

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Codswallop, snotnose.

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I know someone from another land, last name of Wusiman.

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Soles. Especially for a shoe shop proprietor.

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Cox and Hymen, then there are the parents that take a surname not apparently unfortunate and make it one with the first name. Like Holly Reith and Candy Cain.

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Read an obit today for a Marion "Butch" Hooker. Poor guy to have to go through life saddled with this name. No wonder he wanted to be known as Butch.

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"Lacist" (the guy was Asian)

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My aunt had a Dr. Seamen.

In school, there was a Phillipa Gunn. That HAD to have bee on purpose. Cruel, cruel parents.

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R57 How did he pronounce it? Fay-got or was it actually faggot?

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Crook. They all try to live up to it, eventually.

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[quote]I honestly knew a girl whose last name was Fagg.

Was her first name Debbie? Because I went to elementary school with her. She was older.

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Ucko - poor girl I knew with that one changed it as soon as she could.

Kourepenis - which must have been horrible for a boy to grow up with. Guy changed it to Kourepenos.

by Anonymousreply 9210/03/2013

This doesn't really count because it crosses cultural lines, but I went to high school with a Vietnamese kid named Fuk Yu. He was a great guy and went by Jim. But every year, during the first day of class when the teacher did role call with our "real" names, we'd all get a good laugh, including Jim.

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[quote]My aunt had a Dr. Seamen.

Haven't we all?

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Bich - pronounced Bick

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That Boat That Rocked (Pirate Radio) has a character called Twatt, who is the butt of numerous jokes. But it's actually a real surname (and also the name of a village in Scotland)

by Anonymousreply 9710/07/2013

I've always liked the fact the plumber who invented the ballcock and popularised flush toilets was Thomas Crapper. Bad surname AND nominative determinism at work.

by Anonymousreply 9810/07/2013

R98 Doesn't it occur to you the word crap originates from him?

by Anonymousreply 9910/08/2013

R93 Of course it counts! That's brilliant, I must remember that one.

by Anonymousreply 10010/08/2013

Wisconsin has a Supreme Court Justice named Crooks.

by Anonymousreply 10110/08/2013

R99 doesn't it occur to you that the word crap predates his birth by several centuries?

"The word crap is actually of Middle English origin; and predates its application to bodily waste. Its most likely etymological origin is a combination of two older words, the Dutch krappen: to pluck off, cut off, or separate; and the Old French crappe: siftings, waste or rejected matter (from the medieval Latin crappa, chaff)"

The more you know.

by Anonymousreply 10210/08/2013

While the word crap existed before Mr Crapper, it sounds like it wasn't used to describe poo before him.

by Anonymousreply 10310/09/2013

Except it was, R103. Wikipedia says " Its first application to bodily waste, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, appeared in 1846 under a reference to a crapping ken, or a privy, where ken means a house"

That would be when Mr. Crapper was 10, long before he invented the ballcock. Give it up, you mistook an urban myth for fact.

by Anonymousreply 10410/09/2013

I know a Dr. Payne.

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