strange names

By rankearl Latest Reply 2010-02-28 19:51:23 -0600
Started 2010-02-25 12:24:42 -0600

hi all jim prompted me to start this my real full name could read julie rank butt earley yes really lolo how about Seemore Hiney come on jim help me out

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imsuzie2 2010-02-27 22:29:04 -0600 Report

No one mentioned some classic stars names…Chasity Bono (Sunny and Cher) and wasn't there the son of a rocker "Moon"? There was a restaurant called "Nibblers" in Beverly Hills. My boyfriend and his guy friend's always called it "Dick's". I was too naive to catch the double entrendre.

My late sister, Maureen was a "Mo" and I called her "Muy Loco". She called me "Chop Suey".

tholz 2010-02-27 22:58:05 -0600 Report

What about wolfgang.The girl for oneday ata a time named her son that.
I am named after Tammy Wyanett? My mom is name after shirley temple

rankearl 2010-02-26 09:15:14 -0600 Report

i came back to see the names everyone added wow lolo they are great i have 2 sons never a daughter i named my lab lacie aka lacie butt lolo my sons last names are butt my maden name was rank strange last names build character you always tryingb to be better then the name ((HUGS)) julie

Kira_xo 2010-02-26 09:26:00 -0600 Report

If it makes you feel better, My husband was adopted by his step father and his mother tried for YEARS to get him to change his last name to his step dads. Their last name? Biggs. Now…being that I am an over weight female.. I really would NOT have liked to be called Kira Biggs. Thank God my husband never wanted to change his name! Now I am simply Kira Allen. lol.

Roy531 2010-02-26 08:02:02 -0600 Report

Knew of some people name Bugg, the had 2 daughters one was named Ima June the other was named ILETA JUNE so it came out as Ima June Bugg and ILETA June Bugg. This is true, cousins of my ex mother-in-law. Also went to church with a man whose name was Harry Leggs
Parents can be cruel sometimes

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-26 09:01:05 -0600 Report

Yep, part of being born in the 60's and 70's for some people. I got named after Debbie Reynolds in the 50's. Who remembers her for goodness sake?

MAYS 2010-02-26 09:24:37 -0600 Report

Debbie Reynolds !
The star from " Singing in the rain " with Gene Kelly !
Loved it and her performance in it !

imsuzie2 2010-02-27 22:22:24 -0600 Report

I loved the Tammy movies and "Susan Slept Here" with Debbie Reynolds. Always disliked Liz Taylor for stealing Eddie Fisher from Debbie…he got his! She is great…played "Grace's" mom on "Will and Grace". She is fabulous.

donna13 2010-02-26 09:11:28 -0600 Report

There was governor of Texas who's last name was Hogg. He named his daughter Ima. I also heard he named another daughter Ura, but I believe this was just urban legend.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-26 07:29:06 -0600 Report

My maiden name is King so of course my brother had to marry a woman with the first name of Candy. When they divorced, she didn't hesitate to change here name back to whatever it was. Why wouldn't she want to go the rest of her life as Candy King? Sure got her a lot of attention.

MAYS 2010-02-26 05:47:32 -0600 Report

Names can have a major effect on a childs self esteem while growing up, but it can also make them stronger on the other hand, just remember that a child (your child) has to live with that name until they are of legal age to decide otherwise if they choose to change it, so let's be wise and considerate of our choices when it comes to naming children.
(Love it or trying to make a statement, change your name) .!

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-26 07:32:23 -0600 Report

My sisters thought hard about names for their kids; William Logan, Sebastian and Mackenzie; Luke, Jacob and Landon Riley (went biblical at first); and my girls :) Loralye, Ella Peyton, Josephine Dakota Belle.
However my sister calls Luke, Lukey Pukey. And Sebastian's nickname is Biggie, he's not big but their last name is Frei, so the kids were called "small frei, curly frei and biggie frei" and the name stuck with him.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-02-26 04:55:25 -0600 Report

My dad wanted to name me "Button." My mom thought it was cute, till she found out Button was an Army nurse my dad knew in the war! Thank heaven they decided on Pamela - otherwise I would have been the 'butt' of jokes all my life!

Kira_xo 2010-02-25 22:06:47 -0600 Report

I went to school with a girl named Shafer Bush. (Im not kidding) Bad part was, she was really into sports and school spirit so her named got called out over the announcements a lot.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-25 22:15:08 -0600 Report

Wow! That's funny!! Are the parents thinking when they name their kids these names, or do they think it's funny so they name them or do they just not care…Poor kids!

MAYS 2010-02-25 22:26:03 -0600 Report

A rule of thumb as a parent :
If you really like the name, change yours and take it for yourself, save your child from future embarrassment !
Did you know that in some countries it is illegal to give your child a name that will be confusing or embarrassing to the child ?

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-25 22:33:20 -0600 Report

LOL Mays, can you imagine someone changing their name to something like that.
That's kind of good it is illegal in whatever countries to name your child these names, saves them criticism and embarrassment.

Kira_xo 2010-02-25 22:49:55 -0600 Report

yea I thought long and hard when it came to naming my son… I'd think I'd like a name (Zachary and Jonas were on my list) and both got knocked because something or someone would say something and totally turn me off of them haha.

MAYS 2010-02-25 22:52:03 -0600 Report

Many countries have an approved name's list for newborn children.
German law dictates that first names must be gender-specific, can't be a trademark and must not endanger the well being of the child.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-25 23:02:24 -0600 Report

If the parents are from my generation (the hippies… peace, love, dove), we were influenced by a little bit more than books of baby names back then. LOL

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-25 23:10:24 -0600 Report

So true! My sister Jessica was named after the Alman Brothers song called "Jessica" and my mom wanted to name me "Heaven Lee" cause it sounded like "heavenly" but named me Danielle Lee instead. I am glad she didn't name me Heaven :)
Karla, my mom said if I were a boy she was going to name me Zachary. What did you hear about that name? Or did it just remind you someone?

Kira_xo 2010-02-25 23:41:08 -0600 Report

Lol, okay well theres a story to it kinda.. My family had a party once (big party) and one of my aunts brought her new boy friend who was apparently ugly. My grandpa who drinkin at the time and kept calling him Zachary. So my mom thought his name was Zachary and ended up calling him that all night long. Well… by the end of the party my aunt and her boyfriend left..and my Grandma said "That Jeff guy is actually really nice" My mom was like "Jeff?…I thought his name was Zachary?" and my grandpa started laughin hysterically. My mom was like utterly confused and said "Why did you tell me his name was Zachary?" and my Grandpa was like "Cause his face look ex'zachary like his ass."

Needless to say, my mom kept cracking that joke whenever I told her I liked the name Zachary.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-26 07:11:59 -0600 Report

I took my new husband to meet my grandparents shortly after we were married. After talking at the kitchen table for a while, Grandpa said to my husband, "Come on Jessie, let's go take a look at those hogs."
We told him, "Grandpa, your name is Jessie."
He said, "yeah, well, I knew that was somebody's name," and then walked out the door.
I wanted to name our son Jessie, after my grandfather, but my husband wouldn't hear of it. Guess he was concerned about forgetting his name. LOL

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-26 07:24:05 -0600 Report

That's funny Deborah. That's a cute story of your grandpa. I so would have named my son Jesse after your grandpa, especially after hearing that story; a story you could tell your son. :)

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-26 07:20:20 -0600 Report

That's funny, your grandpa sounds like a hoot!! That would have ruined it for me too, I would keep thinking of that joke. What did you end up naming him?

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-28 09:49:57 -0600 Report

Danni and Kira, that's not a joke! That's a true story…LOL

My Grandpa meant the world to me when I was a kid and throughout his life. He was a great story teller and could mesmerize me for hours telling his tall tales. Especially about the 100 pound misquitoes that could carry a person away and the one about the day he found the boots with just someone's feet still inside while hunting down a cougar. It must be herititary because my son is also a great story teller.

I bet we all have at least one person from our childhood that made our world magical and amazing. Later when I became a writer, one of my favorite stories was a tribute to my grandfather called "Patience on the Bayou".

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-28 10:22:37 -0600 Report

My published one is "Decorative Scroll Patterns" which teaches woodworking on a scroll saw and decorative painting. It's no longer in print. And some articles in magazines such as Wood.

The one I'm working on now is "Fears, Tears, and Joyous Celebrations of Healing". It's alot of stuff I wrote for the groups I used to facilitate while working with teenage drug addicts and psychiatric kids. It's about 3/4 done and I have to shop for a publisher soon.

Thanks for asking. I believe we all have a creative talent in one form or another. Using it to make our lives more joyous is a gift to ourselves and others.

imsuzie2 2010-02-28 19:49:00 -0600 Report

My daddy would "lie" so smoothly I would have to ask my mom or step-mom if he was telling the truth or not. He used to say "I lie like a rug". I do miss him…

imsuzie2 2010-02-28 19:51:23 -0600 Report

Deborah, since you are published you probably know the ins and outs of getting published. A friend here, Waltznfool suggested the "Writer's Market" reference book to me. Started looking thru it, it is HUGE…and daunting in size. Congrats of your success. S2

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-25 18:10:27 -0600 Report

My friends name is Brittany Dale. Brittany was named after the chipmunks, Brittany was the girlfriend. Dale is her Grandmas name, however it reminds me of "chip and Dale", So I call her Chipmunk.

Nova69 2010-02-25 16:17:22 -0600 Report

This is a particular interest of mine. I sort of collect strange names.

Try these on.

Lovey Waites
Canon Sheets
Quiana (quiana is a fabric)
Dipshita (Pronounced just like you think)
Jihad Jackson (sounds like an Arabic action figure)
John (Jack) Nimble
Ronald McDonald (works for Verizon)
Princess (these last three are NOT nicknames)
Norman Conquest

OMG-T2 2010-02-25 14:38:01 -0600 Report

Pretty unique names thus far!

My own name is so unique that I'm identifiable by my first name alone, so I never disclose it on public forums.

Now that I think about it, having grown up as an American Indian in OK, I was positively surrounded by folks with unusual names, though I never thought much of it - I guess it's just what one becomes accustomed to, eh? I remember when I was in 7th grade my best friend was named Aloysius Rednose! I still miss him!

MAYS 2010-02-25 17:45:56 -0600 Report

The same here, I know the feeling very well !
Not even worth disclosing, yet I love it !
" Mays "

ptsparkle 2010-02-25 14:37:37 -0600 Report

Fifty yards to the outhouse, by Will E. Makeit
One year at the start of gym class we had to sign a roll call roster. Someone (??) signed Richard Hurtz. When the list was passed in, the coach asked all to say present when our name was called. It went well until he called for Richard Hurtz. After several repeats of his name and no response, he yelled out "who's Dick Hurtz"?? Needless to say, several hands went up while rotf.
We had a black kid named Leroy White. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

Elrond 2010-02-25 13:57:12 -0600 Report

Well, back in my home state of Iowa, there was a standout girl's basketball player named Fonda Dicks and I attended school with Candice Boxx, we called her Candy.