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Unfortunate Names [Apr. 10th, 2008|02:15 pm]
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Okay, I keep a list of funny names. It's not that long because they have to be names that I come across in my regular day -- NOT names that I ganked from some other list or saw in News of the Weird, or looked up on purpose.

One of the first names that made my list was when I was temping when I first came down to Maryland. As receptionist, I answered the phone, asked who was calling and got "This is Joy at Quality Screw". Me, too!

I had to send an e-mail recently to a woman whose last name is: Holewinski. Wow. Middle school must have been difficult. Difficult as well for Holly Beeotcher, who, I hope, was at least a cheerleader.

Rhonda Earenfight, a local real estate agent...I just think Earenfight is funny.

And we had to take down one of our Halloween tombstones: Anita Goodman. (Say it out loud, realizing that we are all about the bad pun.) Because we actually have a local real estate agent whose name is...Anita Goodman. Which is fun enough -- but then I got a mailer that she's partnering with another real estate agent named...Ruth Gay Horney. Really. I kid you not. The Real Estate Firm of Anita Goodman and Ruth Gay Horney. Well, you see THAT on a For Sale sign and I suppose you'll remember whose listing it is. Especially if your brain still harbors in inner 10 year old.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-04-10 06:31 pm (UTC)
my mom worked with a lady whose last name was "Siancy" (see-ANN-see).

they named their daughter "Nancy Ann." NAN-see-ANN-see-ANN-see. i bet that chick couldn't wait to get married.
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[User Picture]From: 3fingeredsalute
2008-04-10 06:36 pm (UTC)
Just wait until you speak with their receptionist: Amanda Huggenkess (thank you Bart Simpson)

The name that always amuses me is a woman named Margaret (Maggie) who is friends with my parents, married into the family name of Duckles. The name Maggie Duckles doesn't mean anything or sound like anything especially funny (to my knowledge), but I can't say it without smiling.
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2008-04-10 07:33 pm (UTC)
There was an Ob-Gyn in Bowie named Dr. Slutskin.
I just don't understand why SOMEBODY hadn't renamed the family a loooong time ago.
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From: dragonsdagger
2008-04-10 07:55 pm (UTC)
Working at DMV I saw a few... most memorable were, Freida Hymen and Harry Beaver.

No joke.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-04-10 10:20 pm (UTC)
My mother worked for thirty years at the Social Security office in Indianapolis, and a large part of her job was processing applications for SSNs and claims. She collected funny names and addresses, and boy did she see a few. She had an entire page of women with the first name "Vagina." Apparently in the southern Indiana hill country that's the phonetic spelling of "Virginia."

When I was in college I worked summers in a Western Electric factory. A woman on our assembly line was named Crystal Ball. And that was her married name.

I like people with names that suit their professions. The furnace repairman in my hometown was named Jack Furniss. Here, I always smile at the John C. Flood Plumbing vans.
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[User Picture]From: quislet
2008-04-11 02:04 pm (UTC)
My favorite (this one's a little obscure) is the local car dealer here in NoVa named "Ourisman" Since that's clearly from "houri," the Arabic root word for "whore," doesn't that mean the name translates to either "Pimp" or "John"?

Also reminds me of a very dear friend whose maiden name was Evilsizor, which I personally think is the coolest name ever!
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