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Ian Rae


From:
Redditch, England
Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 1:03 pm     Reply with quote

This is true, and no joke, so maybe it doesn't belong here.

My daughter has a friend who is a public health inspector.

She named her first child Sam, and her second one Ella.
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b0b


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Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 5:43 pm     Reply with quote

That took me a minute. Laughing
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 12 Jun 2017 3:55 am     Reply with quote

Certainly humorous, unless not intended, in which case a lifelong joke for the kids. Definitely funny.
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 12 Jun 2017 4:10 am     Reply with quote

After seeing your post, Ian, I was trying to think of a witty response. One of the pilots on my squadron years ago was named Tom Maine. Crewrooms can be brutal and callsigns are often created FOR you and then stay with you for the rest of your career. I'm wondering now why nobody ever came up with "Ptomaine" for him!
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Scott Duckworth


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Etowah, TN Western Foothills of the Smokies
Post Posted 12 Jun 2017 2:59 pm     Reply with quote

Serious... I drove a school bus. Older sister was named Stephanie, younger brother was named Stephan.

Poor kids... Oh Well
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 13 Jun 2017 5:22 am     Reply with quote

I used to work with a woman who had a friend whose family name was Case, and they named their son Justin. You wonder what prompts some people to saddle their kid with a name that will make them uncomfortable.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 13 Jun 2017 6:37 am     Reply with quote

My old corn boss actually met ex-Texas-governor Hogg and his two daughters, Ima and Ura.

Not true! It must've been on a day when the old jokester was introducing Ima's friend as Ura.
You can still find testimonies on the web to the existence of Ura, false as they are.
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b0b


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Post Posted 13 Jun 2017 7:00 am     Reply with quote

My old friend Porter Fawcett named his dog "Rusty". He didn't realize what he'd done until the vet pulled up his chart.
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 13 Jun 2017 9:10 am     Reply with quote

Not trying to be off-color, this is the honest truth. There was a well-known NASCAR driver named Dick Trickle.
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Steve Hitsman


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Waterloo, IL
Post Posted 14 Jun 2017 4:17 am     Reply with quote

What was the name of that failed restaurant co-owned by Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald?
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Jon Zimmerman


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California, USA
Post Posted 23 Jun 2017 7:02 pm     Reply with quote

Was there ever a German highway patrol officer named: Otto Bonn?
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 23 Jun 2017 7:05 pm     Reply with quote

True story... Back in the 80s I worked with a guy whose last name was Jones. He and his wife named their newborn son Indiana! Shocked
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 23 Jun 2017 7:13 pm     Reply with quote

Yes, she was real. You can look it up.


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Dennis Manuel


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Hixon, B.C., Canada
Post Posted 25 Jun 2017 7:20 am     Reply with quote

There was a news caster on BCTV named Bill Good. Bill and his wife had a new baby boy and Bill wanted to name him Noah. Bill's wife didn't think that was such a good idea. No ah good.
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Peter Benjamins


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California, USA
Post Posted 5 Aug 2017 10:43 pm     What's in a name Reply with quote

In high school I had a math teacher whose last name was Baum. He had a son named Adam.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post Posted 6 Aug 2017 6:45 am     Reply with quote

How about the Japanese Shotokan sensei, Kunio Shima, naming his little boy Hiro?
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Allen Hutchison


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Kilcoy, Qld, Australia
Post Posted 6 Aug 2017 2:06 pm     back in time! Reply with quote

In London, way back a bit, there were Plumbing supply providores "Alcock & Ball"
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Archie Nicol


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Ayrshire, Scotland
Post Posted 6 Aug 2017 3:34 pm     Reply with quote

I remember a book from when I was young.

'The Broken Glass On The Slide.' by R. Stornaway.

Arch.
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Clyde Mattocks


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Kinston, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 6 Aug 2017 4:33 pm     Reply with quote

A friend of mine would ask someone to page Ophelia Butts. Sometimes it would work.
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 6 Aug 2017 7:20 pm     Reply with quote

Clyde Mattocks wrote:
A friend of mine would ask someone to page Ophelia Butts. Sometimes it would work.


There are several more in that genre, but while I find them humorous they would probably cross the line of acceptability for this forum. Laughing I'll try to stay in b0b's good graces by NOT posting them here. Sad
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 6 Aug 2017 8:38 pm     Reply with quote

Don R Brown wrote:


There are several more in that genre, but while I find them humorous they would probably cross the line of acceptability for this forum. Laughing I'll try to stay in b0b's good graces by NOT posting them here. Sad

Yes, we used to page Mike too... Wink
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 7 Aug 2017 3:36 am     Reply with quote

Jim Cohen wrote:

Yes, we used to page Mike too... Wink




Yup, he was one of them. Also Hugh.
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Michael Maddex


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Northern New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 7 Aug 2017 7:36 am     Reply with quote

Some of these go back to the daze of '50s Mad Magazine.

Maybe you remember the Best Seller: The Race To The Outhouse by Willie Makeit, illustrated by Betty Wont.

Have A Good Day! Cool
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Godfrey Arthur


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Philippines
Post Posted 7 Aug 2017 7:50 am     Reply with quote

Under The Grandstands by Seymore Butts..

Yellow River by I.P. Freely...

Blood On The Saddle by The Kotex Kid..


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Norman Markowitz


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Santa Cruz, California
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 8:17 pm     Reply with quote

William Lear who started this Lear Jet Corp. named one of his daughters Shanda.
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