Saturday, January 12

Funny Names


Continuing my quest for funny names, I recently noticed these on a website:


James Judy and his wife, Judee. Can you imagine going through life as Judee Judy? I'm sure glad I'm not. There was a family with the surname Judy in my hometown, but I never dated any of them (luckily).

I haven't written about it in a long time, but I have been collecting funny names since about 1964. Back then, I worked in a hospital, and I was asked to do some research which involved looking through old record books. Those were the days before computers, which make research almost simple. I had to sit for hours, reading through line after line of faded hand-written names and medical information. It wasn't easy, and the only thing that made it bearable was finding a name that made me laugh!

As I poured over the record-keeping of the previous twenty years, I kept noticing names which struck me as funny. I started writing them down - and all these 43 years later - I have a large list, some of which I'll post for you. The original list has expanded to include names I glean from the newspapers and from other sources. I suspect you have heard your share of funny or odd names too, and I'd love to hear about them.

Here are some of the ones I have found through the years; many of which are double entendres or lean toward sexual innuendo. I can't bring myself to print some of them.......LOL

Oh, and by the way, if one of these is a relative of yours.......I'm sorry. I know it isn't nice to make fun, but some of them just scream out for it!

Nigel Earthworm, III
Early Byrd
Elda Berry
Mitro Keetsock
Mourntina Throneberger
Sedona Shindledecker
John Bigmeat
Dick Holder
S. Moochly Small
Ozell Fluck
Fannie Conquest
and last, but not least.........Cantwell F. Muckenfuss,III

Now, what are some of the funniest ones you've heard?

34 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL, LOL...I LOVE these...! You know who LOVES and collects funny names too, is Betty G....I like them a lot myself...

My cousin had a Gynacologist named DR. LECHER...(Not a good name for a OBGYN...!) Another Dr.'s name that I always thought was funny....Dr. Smiley...A Proctologist....LOL....There are more.....I will find the list and come back, Judy....Hopefully, tomorrow.....! Oh Yes! I just thought of another one...Another Proctologist.....DR. SPURT! (Absolutely real.....!)

Joy Des Jardins said...

That's quite a list Judy. I have one for you. My daughter worked with someone in college whose last name was Nipplebreast. I sure hope his first name wasn't Harry.

tommie said...

eeks, I really hate to put this in writing ...but once in a former life (okay it was really just after college but in a very experimental time in my life)...I was married and my name was Tommie Thomas...not too bad except the EX (key word here being EX) husband was Tom Thomas....yes, we were Tom and Tommie Thomas. When I went to get a copy of my divorce decree the secretary there said, "Duh, your name should have been a clue."

Now tell me WHY didn't someone tell ME that! Oh well, live and learn!

Happy weekend, oh yeah, Michelle sent me....wasn't that what I was supposed to say first.

Marty said...

I knew a lady named Iza Bird, and I had a physician named Dr. Payne,

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for the info about the chair! I'm going to look into it!

I have tagged you for a MEME, Judy....It is kind of an interesting one....Mine is up, right now.

Bob-kat said...

Those are just too funny! I wonder how these people go through life with these names!?

I have heard of a General in the army called General Coward.

Star said...

I had a customer named Ruth Ruth. I never knew if it was her given or her married name.If it was the latter she must have really loved him. I also read an article once about funny names and the one remember from it is Ginger Snaps. That was what her parents named her,

ET said...

I think I would have a hard time repeating any name you mentioned to the person who has that name without smirking.
By the way, your word verification thought it would get in on the humor. The word verification for this comment is: orwnfucn!

Elle said...

Your list made me laugh, Judy!
There is an OBGYN in this area whose last name is Grab. heh.

Granny Annie said...

I went to school with Iwana Cook.

A builder in Tulsa was named Never Fail. Sad thing....he did. (It was rumored his brother's name was Always.)

Governor candidate in Oklahoma was Larry Derryberry. His wife was Mary. It was fun saying Larry and Mary Derryberry.

I believe it is true that an Oklahoma Governor named Hog had daughters Ima and Ura.

My spouse had a friend named Dick Skinner.

Judy, how fun this was. You always come up with some mind stimulating questions!

LZ Blogger said...

Judy ~ My best friend last name is Riser and when they had their first son they were going to name him Earl E. Riser... but they came to their senses (because it was a girl)! ~ jb///

Sarch said...

How funny.

I've got a father-in-law named....Harry Barber. When I first started dating my wife I mentioned the irony to her and she claims they had never thought of that. I don't know that I believe her. :)
A great post...thanks!

gautami tripathy said...

This is too good. There are many funny names I heard. Only thig, I cannot recall any now!

Michele sent me again.

AC said...

Rose Budd, not kidding.

For some reason, all the names my best friend in college would tell me of from her Norwegian-heavy home village in South Dakota, made me laugh. I receive a newsletter form her place of work that lists donors and I'm still able to laugh at some of them. I'll have to dig it out to get the proper spelling though.

Femail doc said...

A small boy at a school where I volunteered named Willie Dye. Now what were those parents thinking?

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I know a lady named Judy Judy and another named Mary Merry (both married into their double names). LOL.

Beverly said...

Oh, those are just too good, and I love the commnets.

I went to a dentist once named Dr. Butcher.

There is a couple in town here who have the same first name. She was Kim Nuttle, and she married Kim Tuttle, so she is Kim Nuttle Tuttle.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I look forward to what you will share in that MEME, Judy.

rennratt said...

Growing up, one of my doctors was named Richard Head.

I went to school with a Jackie Rabbitt, whose father was named Jack - and whose sister was named Bunny.

I wish I was kidding on the last one. As one may predict, Bunny became a hooker.

sister AE said...

An acquaintance of mine was doing some genealogical research and discovered a early-American relative named Preserved Fish. I guess back then Preserved was sort of like Hope, Faith, or Charity, a kind of grace name.

And just a few years ago a student visited my workplace. Her name was Summer Thyme. Around the same time someone visiting for a few months was named Saulius Gurnius.

Nancy said...

Judy,


I used to instruct new associates on how to make out a proper contract. I didn't want to use real names so I made up them up.

I used names like:

Ann Hyser Bush and her sister Rose.

Penny and Nick L. Pincher

Rhoda and Phil O. Dendrun

The funniest REAL name I knew was a dentist called Dr. Pulz.

Tia said...

Haa Haa! Those are great!

I always cracked up in Florida when I saw a billboard for a plastic surgeon by the name of Dr. Dangle. It was less funny that he got convicted of fraud...

Thumper said...

There's always the Hogg sisters, Imma and Eura.

I once has a orthopedist named Dr. Bowns.

And there was the unfortunate David Bader. Nothing funny about his name, exactly, not until he got his 5th degree black belt in TKD and everyone was required to address him as "Master."

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, Kenju! Michele sent me today.

No funny names to add to your list, but have you looked at the names of hockey players? They have THE BEST names.

Diane Mandy said...

How about North Carolina's own Commisioner of Labor Cherie Berry? Her signature is on every elevator in the state!

Becky68 said...

I can't think of any names off the top of my head (though, since I talk to about 65 people a day calling in for help with their satellite tv as my job, I do often see some funny ones come through)When I was growing up new neighbors moved in on one side of us & their last name was Beck, my father loved to tease me & tell me that I should move next door so I could be known as Becky Beck.
Michele sent me to visit today & get a giggle out of your names list & to answer your question on my blog, we got rear ended back in October but the insurance money had to be used for other things (like my hot water heater exploding in my basement & filling the basement with water!) & so trading in the car for something newer made the best sense to me (the car had 145k miles on it at trade & was getting extremely unstable)

Nancy said...

I just read Becky68'S comment and darned if she hasn't reminded me of something I had forgotten years ago. Well, I thought I had forgotten it, but apparently not; so here goes.

My brother had a girlfriend named Trudy Ann Sass, and I loved to tease him by asking," Did you ever kiss Trudy Ann Sass ???

brendalove@gmail.com said...

its hard to believe people would name their kids some of these names! The best one I ever saw was "Ona Littlejohn"

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Judy...Here are some more funny names that Betty has been collecting for years...

She had a Urologist named "DR. GETSOFF...Betty Bloomer, someone she was in dance class with back in the day...who married Gerald Ford...and yes, became Betty Ford...Yup...THAT Betty Ford.
Ole Oleson's daughter, (He was the great comic, Moira, married Bill Lear..The Lear Jet guy...they had a daughter and named her SHANDRA...(lol)...And here were three names of town in New Jersey...Peapack, Buttsville, and Assenpink Creek!

I think my very favorite has always been DR. GETSOFF! LOL!

Rauf said...

i came across one Dr. Narendra Shit
This is not a joke.
Gujrati Indians can't pronounce 'sh' For them a shop is sop. they pronounce Shit as seet.
Its a family name.

Here are some Celebrity children's names. Hope some of them would sue their parents one day.


Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily – daughter of Michael Hutchence (INXS) & Paula Yates

Dandelion – daughter of Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)

Phinnaeus Walter – son of Julia Roberts & Daniel Moder

Tu – daughter of Rob Morrow (yes, she’s called Tu Morrow!)

Sage Moonblood – daughter of Sylvester Stallone & Sasha Czach

Seargeoh – son of Sylvester Stallone & Sasha Czach

Moon Unit – daughter of Frank & Gail Zappa

Dweezil – son of Frank & Gail Zappa

Ahmed Emuukha Rodan – son of Frank & Gail Zappa

Diva Muffin - daughter of Frank & Gail Zappa

Pilot Inspektor – son of Jason Lee & Beth Riesgraf

Jermajesty – son of Jermaine Jackson

Doremi – daughter of Justin
Hayward (The Moody Blues)

Duncan Zowie Heywood Jones – son of David Bowie

Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q – son of Bono (U2)

Memphis Eve – daughter of Bono (U2)

Fire – son of rock guitarist Steve Vai

Chastity Sun – daughter of Sonny & Cher

Chorde – child of Snoop Doggy Dog

Rumer Glenn – daughter of Demi Moore & Bruce Willis

True Harlow – daughter of Joely Fisher & Christopher Duddy

Geronimo – son of Alex James (Blur)

Rufus Tiger – son of Roger Taylor (Queen)

Fifi Trixabelle – daughter of Bob Geldof & Paula Yates

Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa – daughter of Bob Geldof & Paula Yates

Kal-el – son of Nicolas Cage

Fuschia – daughter of Sting

Speck Wildhorse – son of John Cougar Mellencamp

Denim – son of Toni Braxton & Keri Lewis

Deizel Ky – son of Toni Braxton & Keri Lewis

Audio Science – son of Shannyn Sossamon & Dallas Clayton

Pirate – son of Jonathan Davis (Korn)

Sailor Lee – daughter of Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook

Satchel – daughter of Mia Farrow & Woody Allen

Camera – daughter of Arthur & Jeanne Ashe

Hopper Jack – son of Sean Penn & Robin Wright

Moxie Crimefighter – daughter of Penn Jilette & Emily Zolten

Giovanno Blondie – son of Vanna White

God'iss Love Stone – daughter of rapper Li'l Mo

Bow-Ty – son of rapper 50 Cent

Homer Jigme – son of Richard Gere & Carey Lowell

La Princia – daughter of Bobby Brown

I. P. Freely – son of David Carradine

Poppy Honey – son of Chef Jamie Oliver & Julie Oliver

Puma – daughter of Erykah Badu & Tracy Lynn Curry

Seven Sirius – son of Erykah Badu & Andre Benjamin

Cash – son of Slash (Guns N' Roses)

Reign Beau – daughter of Ving Rhames

moon said...

omg those are funny, for the life of me I can't think of many I have heard over the yrs but...my first name is Monette...it's actually my mothers maiden name...so my friends and I often had that same conversation about, if my mom had not married and given me her maiden name lol, hense Monette Monette lol...its odd for my cousins who are my moms brothers kids, they all have the same last name...I actually love my name, I wear both family names lol

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Shephard said...

Ya know, I used to collect them, and misplaced my list. But I remember laughing til my eyes teared. My favorite on this list is S. Moochly Small. :) The kind of name you just can't make up. Of course, I love making up names. My favorite name I've made up: Eulalie Flatbush McTwistee.

~S

Cris said...

Love these!!!